The multi-award-winning television producer, Caryn Mandabach (United States), has not only been behind great television series such as Roseanne and The Cosby Show, receiving awards including a BAFTA and an Emmy, but is having continued success with one of the most acclaimed series of the moment: Peaky Blinders. Mandabach talks to Miguel Barreda about this popular television production, outstanding for its original script, great acting and impressive sets.
Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available
With the support of El Británico
The Moroccan writer and filmmaker, Abdellah Taïa, has written six novels and directed the film Salvation Army, based on his novel of the same name. At this event, the author will present his latest work, La vie lente (2021), which tells the story of friendship between two neighbours, Munir, a 40-year-old homosexual Parisian, and Madame Marty, an elderly women in her 80s. The plot takes a turn when, after the Paris attacks of 2015, the police come looking for Munir: it was Madame Marty who has reported him. In conversation with Jesús Martínez.
Simultaneous translation from French to Spanish
With the support of the French Embassy
The landmark documentary La revolución y la tierra, directed by Gonzalo Benavente and co-written by Grecia Barbieri and the film’s director, tells the story of the Agricultural Reform of Juan Velasco Alvarado, 50 years after this important historical event. This documentary, which was released in 2019, was a success in Peru and gave rise to the book La revolución imaginada, which explores the making of the documentary, the historical documentation that the script was based on, and includes over 30 essays and articles about the subject matter of La revolución y la tierra written by major Peruvian figures, including Carlos León Moya, who will moderate this conversation.
The award-winning documentary The Adventures of Wonder Woman: Inside the War Against Illegal Gold Mining in Peru’s Amazon investigates the impact of illegal mining, and the use of mercury in this industry, on the indigenous communities of the Madre Dios region. It also follows the efforts made by the public prosecutor Karina Garay to stop these practices, which are so damaging to the environment. The film was produced, filmed and directed by British journalists for the Thomson Reuters Foundation. After the screening there will be a discussion with the participation of Dan Collyns and the prosecutor Garay. This conversation will be moderated by the journalist Joseph Zárate.
Language of the documentary: English and Spanish with subtitles in both languages
With the support of the British Council