May 11, 2011. (Romereports.com).
On Friday May 13, the documentary “Alexia” opens in Spain, a story about Alexia Gonzalez-Barros, a 14 year old Spanish girl who is being considered for beatification since 1993 for her faith, strength and joy with which she faced her illness.
The film includes interviews with family, friends, teachers, doctors and priests that were close to her as well as several experts involved in her process of canonization. María José
Sister of Alexia
“She told me I was her beloved sister. And she was also a beloved sister to me.”Ninfa Watt
Teresa Religious Order“Alexia had this intense awareness of the presence of God.”
Alexia died at the age of fourteen due to a tumor in her spinal cord, and since her death, her devotion has spread throughout the world. Begoña Hernández
Friend of Alexia“Although I was annoyed with all the stories of her illness, her happiness was radiant.”
The documentary follows her childhood and relationship with her family and classmates, who define her as “a very normal girl that loved life.”
The story is told through the eyes of Hugo, the name she gave to her guardian angel.Manuel Martínez-Ortiz
Spiritual Director of Alexia“Don Manuel, are angels for everyone or does each person have their own angel? And I said: Alexia, which way would you like it to be? One just for myself. Then surely that is how it works. And can I name it? Of course. When she asked her mother what name she should give, she said Hugo, because it's a perfect name for an angel.”
The film shows photos and home movies from her birth through adolescence. As well the last months of her life and how she handled her illness through faith.
The director, Pedro Delgado says he hopes to show “the true face of Alexia and the affection of her family.”
Its premiere was on May 4 in Madrid, as part of the framework of cultural activities to prepare for World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid.