Two years after finishing the documentary “Bennazar” another person linked to architecture came my way. Josep Ferragut Pou was mentioned in various conversations with some journalist colleagues as a person who had been unfairly reviled and should thus be analyzed in depth.
Apart from being the50th anniversary of his death, there are in the life of Josep Farragut certain cinematographic elements of a historic and social nature which indicate that Mallorca was relatively unknown as far as documentary filmmaking is concerned. A time period that saw the onset of tourism, a phenomenon that transformed the landscape as well as the economic, political and cultural nature of the Mediterranean countries.
Ferragut was an original and eclectic architect, a non-conformist who confronted the corrupted practices embedded in politics and bureaucracy, and openly criticized the eagerness and greed some entrepreneurs to engage in real estate development.
“Life and death of an architect”is an approach to Ferragut, devoid of prejudice and myths, a contemporary review based on several different testimonies and key moments of his life. After all, reviewing Ferragut today also encourages us to reconsider who and what we are ourselves.