Gente de calidad

Feature Documentary, 80

Production : Dublin Films

Author-Director : Aldemar Matias

Synopsis : 
Antoinette, Jahir and Camilo are recent residents of Barcelona in their twenties. They have left their home Countries in Latin America for different reasons and now they share a common objective: to apply for the Spanish citizenship.

One of the requirements of the application is to answer correctly a test with dozens of questions about Spanish culture such as: Who’s Penelope Cruz? What’s the traditional christmas dessert? What are the colours of the national flag? The process is intriguing.

As they move along the bureaucratic stages, they begin to perceive the mechanisms to evaluate their behaviour and shape them into “good immigrants”. More than that, they experience how this system goes beyond the papers of the nationality exams. It’s also present in unnoticed details of their daily lives.