Human Rights Film Festival of Madrid

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Date

From January 26, 2021 to January 30, 2021.

The Cultural Center of Spain and Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center would like to invite you to the Human Rights Film Festival of Madrid from January 26th- 30th, 2021.

The Festival, in its fifth edition, focuses on the diffusion of films with themes that are included in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “from a pluralistic vision, based on reconciliation and the culture of peace.” The selection criteria for the Madrid Festival is, in part, a response to the threat to human rights posed by the rise of authoritarian political trends in the world and the pandemic.

The selection of films includes documentaries and works of fiction. All films are in Spanish with English subtitles.

To access the film presentations, those interested must RSVP here. Then, by email, they will receive a link and password the day of the films. Each day requires a different link which will only be available for two days. Access is free.

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Programme Human Rights Film Festival of Madrid

Tuesday, January 26th (Total 39:18 min.)

1. The Hive
Country: Spain
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
Year: 2018
Director: Sheila Avellaneda
Duration: 3:27min.
Synopsis: There are 20,000 species of bees in the world and they survive in hives, but surviving is not always enough.

2. El Cuarto Oscuro
Country: Spain
Language: Spanish
Genre: Documentary
Year: 2019
Director: Luigi Abanto Varese
Duration: 9:50 min.
Synopsis: A meeting with the famous Spanish photographer Cristina García Rodero, member of Magnum Photos Agency. A conversation rescued from the trunk of my visual memories, which come to mind as I process my photography in the insane Dark Room)

3. Block 24
Country: Spain
Language: Spanish
Genre:  Fiction
Year: 2018
Director: Fernando Pozo
Duration: 12:11 min.
Synopsis: Writer Alba Duran is preparing her new novel. Matias tries to deal with the ghosts of his past. A phone call, a conversation…

4. Cerdita
Country: Spain
Language: Spanish
Genre:  Fiction
Year: 2018
Director: Carlota Pereda
Duration: 14 min.
Synopsis: Sara is a teenager with obesity problems who lives in fear of being teased by some little girls, on vacation in her village. Not even Claudia, a childhood friend, comes to her defense when she is harassed in front of a stranger and her clothes are stolen at the pool. The long road back will mark what is left of her life)

Wednesday, January 27th (total 39:16 min.)

1. Winter in Europe
Country: España
Language: Vose
Genre:  Doc.
Year: 2018
Director: Polo Menárguez
Duration: 29:16 min.
Synopsis: In Belgrade, Serbia, in an old abandoned train station, hundreds of Afghan migrants live in sub-zero temperatures, next to toxic bonfires in an apocalyptic landscape. Asif, Said and Ahbar show us their daily life in a wait marked by hope, crossing the border with Hungary and arriving in Europe)

2. Mi Hermano Juan
Country: España
Language: Castellano
Genre: Ficción
Year: 2019
Directors: Cristina y Mariajosé Martín Barcelona
Duration: 10 min.
Synopsis: Ana is a 6-year-old girl who is doing child therapy with a psychologist. Through games and drawings, she tells the psychologist about her family, and especially her brother Juan, how he is, how she sees him, what games they play, and what they have experienced together. But soon we will realize that things are not what they seem.

Jueves 28 de enero (total 41:04 min.)

1. Tourness
Country: Spain
Language: Spanish/ Vose
Genre: Fiction
Year: 2018
Director: Israel  González
Duration: 18:58 min.
Synopsis: Kaimwa is a humble Congolese miner and Etxabe is an executive of a multinational cell phone company. Without knowing it, they will share a 4-day journey that takes them from the war for control of the coltan mines in North Kivu to the Basque Parliament, although their intentions are very different.

2. Dont text and walk
Country: USA
Language: Spanish
Genre:  Fiction
Year: 2019
Director: Jefferson Cardenas
Duration: 4:10 min.
Synopsis: A very popular influencer shows us part of their daily routine, with an unexpected end

3. They Took them Alive
Country: USA
Language: Spanish
Genre: Doc.
Year: 2017
Director: Emily Pederson
Duration: 18:36 min.
Synopsis: More than 5 years after 43 students disappeared from Ayotzinapa in Mexico, their loved ones still seek justice…

Viernes, 29 de enero (total 47:30 min.)

1. They Took them Alive
Country: USA
Language: Spanish
Genre: Doc.
Year: 2017
Director: Emily Pederson
Duration: 18:36 min.
Synopsis: More than 5 years after 43 students disappeared from Ayotzinapa in Mexico, their loved ones still seek justice…

2. A la Deriva
Country:USA
Language: Spanish
Genre: Doc.
Year: 2019
Director: Paula Cury Melo
Duration: 13:50 min.
Synopsis: In the Dominican Republic, sex education is almost non-existent, teen pregnancy rates are staggeringly high, and abortion is illegal under all circumstances.

3. Bubisher
Country: Spain
Language: Spanish
Genre: Doc.
Year: 2019
Director: Itoitz Guerrero Barbarin
Duration: 16 min.
Synopsis:  The Saharawi people, through creative processes, claim their right to the land from which they were expelled. A different look at the figure of the Saharawi refugee who reclaims dignity and consideration.

Sábado, 30 de enero (total 41:54 min.)

1. Volcánica
Country: Spain
Language: Spanish
Genre: Fiction
Year: 2018
Director: Alberto Velasco
Duration: 12:04 min.
Synopsis: Aitana sees her traditional neighborhood in the center of Madrid changing at a fast pace, no longer a peaceful environment for her marriage and family. Many “modernities” and people alter her prevailing peace, especially Candela, her goalkeeper, and everything she stands for. He will never imagine that she, the reason for his irrational hatred, would be his gateway to the most unexpected coincidence.

HIV, social classes, and job discrimination in a world of diversity make up this episode of the second season of INDETECTABLES, which addresses stigmas and their intersections with an irony full of coherence and common sense.

2. Bubisher
Country: Spain
Language: Spanish
Genre: Doc.
Year: 2019
Director: Itoitz Guerrero Barbarin
Duration: 16 min.
Synopsis:  The Saharawi people, through creative processes, claim their right to the land from which they were expelled. A different look at the figure of the Saharawi refugee who reclaims dignity and consideration.

3. A la Deriva
Country:USA
Language: Spanish
Genre: Doc.
Year: 2019
Director: Paula Cury Melo
Duration: 13:50 min.
Synopsis: In the Dominican Republic, sex education is almost non-existent, teen pregnancy rates are staggeringly high, and abortion is illegal under all circumstances.

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