The life of Saint Padro Poveda is in the limelight through the movie, “Poveda.” St Poveda, a priest, teacher and a humanist worked for the betterment of women at a time when education was neither seen as important nor a priority. But he released it as the base for human progress.
“Poveda fascinated me from the start. I love it. I thought he had a great presence. I wondered: “How could you not know this man, as important as he was?” He is, one might say, one of the first modern feminists from Spain. It is a pedagogue from head to toe,” said Raul Escudero the director of the movie.
The film narrates how St Poveda revolutionized the concept of school along with his collaborator, young Josefa Segovia. The collaborator was one of the first women graduates in Education.
In July 28, 1936 the saint was shot dead out of his hatred for faith. In 1974, UNESCO recognized him as a humanist and pedagogue. Later, it was in 2004 that St Poveda was canonized.