restricted access Salamanca Manifesto & Conclusions of the Congress of Salamanca (Spain, 1955)

The Salamanca conference came together through the work of a group of writers from the leftist film journal Objetivo, who were greatly influenced by neorealism. The conference outlined the problems with Spanish cinema and endeavored to offer a way forward for filmmakers working under a repressive regime. Below is an excerpt from the manifesto proper and the conclusions of the Congress. As a consequence of this conference, the Francoist state shut down Objetivo.