Tickets for Hay Festival Segovia, 19-22 September 2019, on sale now.
The Spanish Film Director Isabel Coixet, one of the most recognized Spanish film creators in the international scene, awarded several Goya Awards, talks about coexistence and identity with Raphael Minder born in Switzerland, correspondent in Spain for the New York Times since 2010 and author of the book La lucha por Catalunya (The Stuggle for Catalonia).
Carolina Jeux, CEO of Telefónica Educación Digital, exposes how the digital revolution is transforming all aspects of our lives. It is not a matter of a period of change, but rather of a change of period that needs us all to understand the role that technology is playing and how it is going to change the world. Digitalization is having an impact on education, a key pillar of progress for society and the well-being of all citizens. It is fundamental today to integrate technology in education to achieve democratization of access to knowledge, and guarantee greater equality of opportunities, even if it forces us to keep on learning throughout our lives.
IN COLLABORATION WITH TELEFÓNICA FOUNDATION AND TELEFÓNICA EDUCACIÓN DIGITAL
In her most intimate work to date, the fabulous painter, Paula Bonet breaks her silence - one that burdens women when they have had a miscarriage. She presents the drawings of animals she made while pregnant that accompany her diary entries in the months leading up to her miscarriages and in the ensuing days. With a direct and unsentimental tone, her reflections dig deeply into the reader. The narrative ends up with two letters she wrote to her children months before their due date. She discusses Rodents with EFE’s head of culture, Concha Barrigós.
Double Olympic Gold (Rio and Beijing), Triple World Champion, Masterchef Celebrity Contest Winner, author of "4 years for 32 Seconds", young father, canoeist and national policeman, Saul Craviotto lives at 200%. He talks about his personal recipe with Teresa Baca, sports journalist, host of programs about Michelin stars and one of the most international Spanish models of the moment.
The Spanish writer, an academic chair of the Real Academia Española, columnist for El País and winner of the Príncipe de Asturias de las Letras award talks about his latest novel A Lonely Walk Among People with Nativel Preciado. Muñoz Molina lived in New York, where he has headed the Cervantes Institute, and draws inspiration from his fellow Spaniard Federico García Lorca’s Poet in New York, with a discourse that wavers between the concerns of the narrator and the observations of his surroundings.
Los Mejores de los Nuestros is a program associated with the Castilla y León Awards that seeks to bring to the public the figure and career of the personalities deserving of the highest distinction awarded by the community of Castilla y León in areas such as thought, art , literature, science, human values and sports. Participants are, among others, the prestigious internationally renowned palaeontologist, Juan Luis Arsuaga and the Jurist Araceli Mangas.
Ismael is one of the greatest exponents of Spanish folklore, as much in the research of popular music’s roots as in its performance and outreach. Offspring of the May of 68 movement, he has intoned the poetry of Machado, Hernández or Salinas, and sung songs of protest for democracy and peaceful coexistence. Trusted friend of the great, late poet Gloria Fuertes, he was appointed as executor of her will. He placed her lyrics among the top positions in the rankings. He will talk with Segovian journalist and influencer Aurelio Martín.
Part 1: The documentary represents the debut of Vanessa Redgrave as cinema director. It is a very personal reflexion about the current world crisis with refugees seen through the eyes and voices of activists and children that mix past and present, documentary and theatre in their reflexion about the importance of Human Rights. This documentary was produced by Carlo Nero.
Casting: Vanessa Redgrave, Alfred Dubs, Ralph Fiennes, Emma Thompson, Martin Sherman.
The installation artist Kate Daudy provides her personal accounts of their respective encounters with refugees and how their plight has inspired and moved them. They are joined on stage by film maker Carlo Nero who produced Sea Sorrow, Redgrave’s directorial debut, and Lord Dubs, Labour politician, leader in migrant policies, Member of Parliament. They will all discuss the enabling capability of art as an instrument of change in a conversation moderated by writer and journalist Elena Pita.
They share a surname and the gift of storytelling, whether real or fictional. Iñaki and Aitor Gabilondo are two masters in the trade, an uncle and nephew from San Sebastian who reside in Madrid. Iñaki has been a journalist for more than half a century and is the doyen of radio and television in Spain. Aitor is the sought-after scriptwriter of screen successes such as El príncipe, Allí abajo and Vivir sin permiso. He is currently working on the adaptation of Fernando Aramburu’s novel Patria for television. It will be the first fictional production by HBO in Spain.
IN COLLABORATION WITH DIPUTACIÓN DE SEGOVIA
Marwan and Luis Ramiro are two of the greatest exponents in this wave of new contemporary poetry. They mix poems from their books and singing some songs from their respective discs. This is a performance in which they will ask for the collaboration of the public and share their love of language.