During the Spanish Civil War and the World war II, 3000 people were able to scape from Nazi’s chase in Spain and France thanks to a complex network which guaranteed their letter of safe-conduct. This network was the Ponzan team, led by Francisco Ponzan who, together with 30 anarcho-syndicalist comrades (mountain guides, forgers and safe house keepers) through a troubled Europe managed to do a thorough humanitarian rescue job both one side and other side of the Spanish border. This documentary gathers testimonies and Paco Ponzan Vidal and his team’s documents, to make known his great deeds.
Born in Seville in 1973, he has created more than 20 different projects as producer and direc-tor, among which the documentary series for RTVE ‘Guardianes del Patrimonio’, about the most important thefts of works of art in Spain, and ‘Frontera Europa’, the fight of security forces against drug trafficking in the field of Gibraltar, stand out. He has directed the documentaries ‘El viaje del Samurái’ (RTVE), ‘Itálica cuna de emperadores’ and ‘Minas de Riotinto, de los Feni-cios a Marte’ (Canal Sur). As executive director, he has produced the documentary ‘Equipo D. Los códigos olvidados’, chosen in DocEspaña, Seminci 2019.