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This is the story of a friendship between a cloud monster and a girl. Together they will have to face loneliness and other fears. On the way, they find a black dog with hazel eyes which barks at midnight, a big boy who makes other people cry, a blonde girl whose shadow changes shape. Being little isn’t easy, but having a cloud monster makes everything easier… well, almost everything. With Valentina Toro, writer and illustrator.
To think in the future of humanity is to think as well of the future of energy. Our increasing demands of energy makes us think more of renewable sources that are more friendly with the environment. Wind, solar and specially nuclear energy, each source has to be discussed.
Can Colombian history fit into ten paintings? What is art telling us about our past and future? The keen observer finds in artworks questions and answers. This talk looks into Colombian history through ten iconic paintings.
The relation between history and culture with human emotions has changed through time. Until the XVIII century, emotions were always linked to weakness and with was then consider the “weak sex”. Throughout the last two centuries, emotions became more prevalent versus reason, as relevant elements for the professional and the personal. This talk looks into this historical shift and of the value of emotions and the social.
To watch a film is not just letting the story guide you with its elements of drama or action, it is also beginning to understand a language with its own rules and mysteries. Which things we do not see when watching a movie? What should we pay attention to? This talk takes us into the fascinating world of cinema.
Daniela Abad (Italy-Colombia) organizes the Medellin International Short Film Festival and has directed the documentary films Carta a una sombra (together with Miguel Salazar) and The Smiling Lombana (produced by Miguel Salazar). The Smiling Lombana is a story about uncomfortable and taboo matters, and about family secrets. The film shows us a personal history, of a smiling, enigmatic man who tried to avoid pain, Tito Lombana, who led a double life of a loving father and man of amoral conduct. This story is also a look at the recent history of Colombia, its snobbishness, its urge for success, its indolence and two-faced morality. This is a conversation between Daniela Abad and Perla Toro about her trajectory in the film world and about her most recent documentary.