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Gonzalo is a farmer and lives with his family in a small town in the Ribera del Duero, in the north of Castilla. The old and wise tradition of producing the food you eat, from the “matanza” of the pig to your own wine, has been very good in these times of crisis that are experienced in Spain where the closure of factories, unemployment and harsh impositions of the food industry forces small towns to fight to survive. Since ancient times its annual cycle is marked by sowing and harvesting as well as parties and customs and there are always difficulties and problems, but also joy and satisfaction. Since the world is the world, it is a portrait of lesser-known Spain and is also understood as a tribute to simple things, naturalness and the refreshing rebellion of vital wisdom.
Director: Günter Schwaiger. 2016. Duration 103 min.
Plot for all audiences that aims to raise awareness about sustainability and recycling, referring to a Christmas tradition with which we should end the waste of gift-wrap paper. The film combines "stop motion" with real images. This short film stars Dodu, a cardboard doll with an ecological mission, created from waste paper by Camila, a girl who is looking for her missing father. The mission of Dodu will then be to find him and rescue him from the Waste Monster.
Director: Jose Miguel Ribeiro. 2014. Duration 40 min.
The CELA project (Connecting Emerging Literary Authors), funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union, aims to connect the new literary talents of Europe and promote the dissemination and translation of their work in the different European languages.
A one hour and half workshop given by Matías Candeira, a short story to learn to look differently and build good stories with very little.
Lawyer and broadcaster Afua Hirsch is the brightest new star historian in the UK. Her award-winning book Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging decodes the current identity crisis. Hirsch strikes to the heart of the Brexit crisis. She talks with Peter Florence, founder and director of Hay Festivals worldwide.
IN COLLABORATION WITH TELEFÓNICA FOUNDATION, BRITISH COUNCIL, AYUNTAMIENTO DE SEGOVIA and CULTURE IS GREAT-BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND.
In a neighborhood building the lives of Marcello and Chiara, of Mauro and Simona and of the boss of the Carmine neighborhood are shaken. In this scenario, between the tragic and the comic, comes Professor Walter, a bourgeois-class writer, who for some time has had a relationship with Marcello, a former bodybuilder of uncertain sexuality. Mauro, cold and ambitious drug dealer, seems the only one who feels the need for a change. Corrupt powers break into a corner of the periphery. Criminals, businessmen: a lucid portrait of contemporary Rome.
Director: Matteo Botrugno y Daniele Coluccini. 2017. Duration: 105 min.