Netflix starts the countdown to the premiere of ‘You Are Not Alone: ​​The Fight Against The Pack’, his new documentary film that deconstructs the case that generated the first Spanish #MeToo, which will take place next Friday, March 1.

With the starting point of the sexual assault suffered by a young woman in the 2016 Sanfermines by five men who call themselves “La Manada”, the feature film takes place hand in hand with the words of the surviving victims – with Natalia de Molina and Carolina Yuste as narrators – and people close to the events who share their testimonies for the first time.

Directed by Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar, the filmmakers of ‘The Silence of Others’ – winner of a Goya, two Emmys, a Peabody and shortlisted for the Oscars in 2019 – this documentary film has been secretly produced for more than three and a half years. The feature film interweaves three events, the case of Pamplonathe aggression that occurred in Pozoblanco -committed by four of the same defendants- and the murder of Nagore Laffage in 2008, until reaching the first Spanish #MeToo, when in 2018 a million women and young people appeal to the power of sisterhood, take to the streets shouting “I do believe you” and spread the hashtag #Cuéntalo on social networks. Through this story, ‘You Are Not Alone: ​​The Fight Against La Manada’ gradually exposes the seams of machismo in justice, the media and society, shedding light on the sexual violence that many women experience daily and the responsibility individually and collectively towards this universal problem.

“We set out to make a film that could, in some way, tell this story from a perspective that had not been known until now despite being the version supported by all judicial rulings: that of the surviving victims. Through their words – extracted from judicial statements, interviews and letters – and thanks to unprecedented access to people close to the events, we have been able to narrate this story with rigor, sensitivity and respect,” explains Almudena Carracedo, co-director of the documentary.

Robert Bahar, co-director of the documentary, adds that “The film is built from more than sixty hours of carefully shot interviews, fifty hours of original visual material shot, and almost a thousand hours of archival material, incorporated with filmic sensitivity. To do this, “The advice of experts in gender violence has been essential, as well as the experience in legal processes and media treatment of the documentary participants.”

The documentary film conveys the rigor of extensive research from an artistic and cinematographic approach. The music composed for the feature film is an important and complex creative element. It is the second time that Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar have included Leo Heiblum and Jacobo Lieberman – also composers of the soundtrack of their previous film, “El Silencio de Otro” -, and winners of four Arieles in Mexico.