Long before the #MeToo movement was founded, Nevinka Fernandez, The economist and member of the Ponferrada City Council of the Spanish People’s Party, was encouraged to raise her voice, and at only 24 years old, denounced a man holding high political office for sexual harassment.
The truth is treated in depth Nevinka, Short documentary series Netflix Go back in time to the moment the protagonist accused the former mayor of Ponferrada, Ismail Alvarez, Molesting her both sexually and professionally in 2000 – after ending their relationship at the end of 1999 -.
This production focuses on the plight of Nevinka, who currently lives in the UK since then had to leave her country due to the complications the case brought her. A man’s first conviction ended on political charges of sexual harassment after the crime was entered into the 1999 Spanish Penal Code.
Mixing current archive and recordings material in the trailer for this production is directed by Maribel Sanchez Maruto You can hear the protagonist saying, “In the first months, my relationship with my colleagues became a friendship. Soon the mayor of this city, Ismail Alvarez, wanted to go much further. From that moment when Hell began for me. Many sleepless nights, trying to find a way to forget what happened, but I can’t. ”
The tape contains three episodes in which it tries to focus on the community response to the “Nevinka affair”, a process that spooked the Spaniards and generated a demonstration of more than four thousand people in front of the Ponferrada City Hall against women. After the mayor’s conviction.