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19/03/2009

Presentation of Agustina in FNAC Last Tuesday the 17th the presentation of Agustina took place in Fnac, Saragossa. The room was full of people who didn’t want to miss the opportunity to meet Fernando Monzón and Enrique Mendoza, the authors of the graphic novel.
14/03/2009
1001 ediciones had a presentation of Agustina on Tuesday the 17th of March at 19:30 in FNAC, Plaza España (Saragossa). The authors were accompanied by José Vicente Pinar who is responsible of the 1001 ediciones.
02/03/2009
1001 ediciones presents Agustina next Friday the 6th of march at The Zaragoza History Centre.
The authors will be accompanied by the presenter and writer Carmen Ruiz and Ana María Pinar who is responsible of the 1001 ediciones.

Agustina Raimunda María Saragossa Doménech, or Agustina de Aragón, (March 4, 1786 - May 29, 1857) was the most famous Spanish heroine who defended Spain during the War of Independence, first as a civilian and later as a professional officer in the Spanish Army.

Known as "the Spanish Joan of Arc," she has been the subject of much folklore, mythology, and artwork, including sketches by Francisco de Goya and the poetry of Lord Byron.

 

In the highest moment of the fight, when the Napoleonic armies besiege the city and the resistance carried on by the citizens of Saragossa is starting to abate for the deceases and the despondency, a woman climbs over the dead to light the fuse of the cannon, symbolizing that the city will never surrender.

The film presents a new vision of Agustina, heroine by chance, who uses all the arms she possesses with a sharp survival instinct. Agustina is based on the graphic novel of the same name and offers the female point of view in war time. Surviving in a men’s world, Agustina exceeds the limitations of her woman’s condition: a fighter without scruples, brandishing arms and persuading with the brightness of her eyes.

In war times, when the border between good and evil is diffuse, people need stories to tell and heroes to follow. In the middle of barbarity, Agustina’s look shines and guides the reader as a splendid master of the guerrilla warfare.

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