The Barcelona Film and Human Rights Festival

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The Koubek Center at Miami Dade College, in collaboration with #CCEMiami, presents The Barcelona Film and Human Rights Festival

August  Fri 20 & Sat 21 in person Free RSVP.

Sunday 22nd Free online -A link and password will be sent by email on 22nd.

A selection including short films from Spain, Argentina, Burkina Faso, Brazil and Netherlands, explores with passion, humor and a big heart some of the most important issues of the day.

This years festival at the Koubek Center addresses issues of global reach such as migration, gender violence, or the control of food by multinational corporations. But then, it also explores more personal matters, such as bullying and the fight for respect by members of the LGBTQ community in several countries. The selection features films ranging in length from one to 37 minutes, including both documentaries and works of fiction. Thematically, the films range broadly, including Brazils Contramaré, which focuses on the moving of a youth orchestra bringing music and hope to a violent shantytown in Rio de Janeiro; and Burkinabe Bounty, documenting the local resistance in Burkina Faso for food sovereignty; but also the absurdist, darkly comical Una Cabrita Sin Cuernos, (A Little Goat Without Horns) from Argentina, based on actual events, in which a childrens book sparks the paranoid fears of the military ruling the country. Some of these films are sharply drawn vignettes, illuminating the hidden drama of poverty (Spains Macaroni) or slyly commenting on world destruction (Spains Broken Dreams). Others, such as Spains Diversidad y Tierra (Diversity and Lands), documents testimony by members of the LGBTQ community from places as disparate as Honduras, Bulgaria, and Morocco, discriminated against and sometimes mistreated within an inch of their lives by the state and official institutions for being different.

All films feature Spanish or English subtitles, depending on the original language.

1- FRIDAY/ 20th August- (Total 81 min)
ATROZ /ATROCIOUS -COLOMBIA
Idioma: Castellano
Género: Ficción.
Año: 2018
Dirección: Andrés Orozco
Duración: 9:50 min.
A teacher recruited into a paramilitary “School of Death” in Colombia feels sorry for a woman who is being tortured. The man suspects that Ivan, a recruited boy, is up to something with her. Both will have to do atrocious things to “graduate” as paramilitaries.

OYENTES/LISTENERS-ARGENTINA
Idioma: Castellano
Género: Ficción
Año: 2019
Dirección:Patricio Centorbi
Duración:14 min.
One more broadcast of a nightly radio program, relaxed and with good music, is shaken by the call of a young listener. She tells on the air that she can’t sleep because of the screams and noises of a gender violence incident occurring in a neighboring apartment. What is heard on the phone leaves no doubt. In an instant, the roles have changed, and the radio operators are now the listeners. They find themselves confronting their prejudices, their responsibility, their opportunism, and their fear of getting involved.

CONTRAMARÉ- BRASIL
Idioma: Portugues
Género: Documental
Año: 2018
Dirección: Daniel Marenco
Duración:29 min
A youth orchestra brings music and hope to a violent favela  (shanty town) in the north of Rio de Janeiro. In Maré, the sound of gunfire is part of daily life; but with every note, the Maré do Amanhã Orchestra changes the lives of its young musicians and they, in turn, the lives of their young students. It is heroic work in which musical scores and instruments replace guns, helping to create beauty and the possibility of a different future.

MACARRONES/MACARONI-SPAIN
Idioma: Castellano
Género: Ficción
Año: 2018
Dirección: Pedro Herrero
Duración:8 min
Andrés visits his friend Diego, and the meeting between these two old friends turns out to be awkward for both of them. They say goodbye promising to resume their friendship. Andrés leaves and after a few steps, realizes that he has forgotten his bag at Diego’s house and returns to get it. When he returns he finds what his friends silences were hiding.

THUIS/HOME/HEIMAT- NETHERLANDS
Idioma: mudo
Género: Ficción experimental
Año: 2018
Dirección: Miloushka Bokma
Duración:8 min
For its director, Dutch filmmaker and photographer Miloushka Bokma, Thuis, Home, Heimat dramatizes “the endless stream of refugee photos I see on a daily basis.” Her decision to work with Westerners seeks to bring the plight of refugees closer to a Western audience. “This is not something that is far away and, therefore, does not concern us,” says Bokma. “This can happen to all of us. Being displaced, losing, and dealing with all this is a recurring theme in my work.”

TRASHUMANTES/NOMADS- SPAIN
THUIS/HOME/HEIMAT- NETHERLANDS
Idioma: English-subt spanish
Género: Ficción
Año: 2019
Dirección:Diana M. Acosta
Duración:9 min
Samuel, a nine-year-old boy, lives in the countryside with his grandfather since his father has left for the big city in search of better life opportunities. The grandfather, one of the last nomads, taking his animals from place to place, decides to accept a loan from the bank to enlarge the farm. That only brings trouble. Meanwhile, Samuel wonders what is this “quality of life” his father talks about, or why they have to have more things to be happy. He is already happy on the farm.

2- SATURDAY/ 21st  August (Total:95min)

DIVERSIDAD Y TIERRAS/DIVERSITY AND LANDS- SPAIN
Idioma: Castellano
Género: Documental
Año: 2018
Dirección: Maria Popova
Duración:30 min
Through the testimonies of migrants to Barcelona, the documentary “Diversitats i Terres” (Diversity and Lands) explores the clash between culture and homosexuality, religion and gender identity, violence and freedom. Their stories speak of the abuse of the “different” in countries as diverse as Morocco, Bulgaria, Colombia, Chile and Honduras and how, in many cases, this abuse is permitted and supported by the state and the institutions. These are stories that cry out for basic human rights: respect and a dignified life.

BRUNA-SPAIN
Idioma: Catalán
Género: Ficción
Año: 2019
Dirección: Albert Blay y Cristina Massagué
Duración:13 min
Bruna keeps quiet when she sees Laia being bullied in class. They have never exchanged a word between them. But this changes when they meet face to face at a party and their relationship takes a decisive turn in their lives.

BURKINABÉ BOUNTY – UE-BURKINA FASO BULGARIA
Idioma: French English Hausa
Género: Documental
Año: 2018
Dirección:Iara Lee
Duración:37 min
In Burkina Faso, a small landlocked country in West Africa, there is an agricultural resistance that is part of a struggle for food sovereignty. Farmers, students, artists and activist leaders of the local Slow Food movement explore creative tactics to regain control of their food, their seeds and the future. These strategies range from women gaining economic independence by selling craft beer and young activists protesting companies such as Monsanto, to hip-hop musicians with a revolutionary spirit.

SUEÑOS ROTOS/ BROKEN DREAMS-SPAIN
Idioma: Castellano
Género: Ficción
Año: 2018
Dirección:Aitor González Iturbe
Duración:1  min
A father sets out to play with his children at the instant when all dreams are shattered.

UNA CABRITA SIN CUERNOS/A LITTLE GOAT WITHOUT HORNS- ARGENTINA
Idioma: Castellano
Género: Ficción- basado en hechos reales
Año: 2018
Dirección:Sebastián Dietsch
Duración:14 min
Basado en un hecho real en un pueblito argentino, en plena dictadura militar en los años 70, Una Cabrita Sin Cuernos cuenta como un libro infantil confiscado a una niñita de 7 años en su escuela, crea un revuelo de sospechas y desata una investigación antisubversiva. El autor y la editorial del libro son de la Unión Soviética. ¿Cómo llegó ese libro al pueblo? ¿Es un libro comunista? ¿Qué mensajes esconde el cuento? Ah, la inteligencia militar demanda respuestas.

3-SUNDAY/ 22nd August (Total 134 min)- ONLINE

ONGIETORRI-SPAIN
Idioma: Castellano- Euskera
Género: Documental
Año: 2018
Dirección:Fermín Aio
Duración:43 min
Through the lives of its protagonists, Ongietorri explores the causes, responsibilities and consequences of emigration and refugees. Mahmud took three years to cross Africa in a journey full of dangers. Marta escaped from the hired killers of a hydroelectric company that flooded her land with a dam. Yahia has lost almost her entire family in the war and warns us: “what happened in Syria could happen to anyone”.

CHICA SERIA Y RESPONSABLE/ SERIOUS AND RESÑPONSIBLE GIRL- SPAIN
Idioma: Castellano
Género: Documental
Año: 2019
Dirección:David Macián
Duración:16 min
In Spain there are approximately 630,000 people working as domestic workers. Ninety percent are women, and more than half are migrants. Most of them come from Latin America. Many of them work as live-in maids, caring for the elderly. Tired of the various abuses they suffer, some have decided to unite to claim their rights.

BURKINABÉ BOUNTY – UE-BURKINA FASO BULGARIA
Idioma: French English Hausa
Género: Documental
Año: 2018
Dirección:Iara Lee
Duración:37 min
In Burkina Faso, a small landlocked country in West Africa, there is an agricultural resistance that is part of a struggle for food sovereignty. Farmers, students, artists and activist leaders of the local Slow Food movement explore creative tactics to regain control of their food, their seeds and the future. These strategies range from women gaining economic independence by selling craft beer and young activists protesting companies such as Monsanto, to hip-hop musicians with a revolutionary spirit.

CONTRAMARÉ- BRASIL
Idioma: Portugues
Género: Documental
Año: 2018
Dirección: Daniel Marenco
Duración:29 min
A youth orchestra brings music and hope to a violent favela  (shanty town) in the north of Rio de Janeiro. In Maré, the sound of gunfire is part of daily life; but with every note, the Maré do Amanhã Orchestra changes the lives of its young musicians and they, in turn, the lives of their young students. It is heroic work in which musical scores and instruments replace guns, helping to create beauty and the possibility of a different future.

RASHUMANTES/NOMADS- SPAIN
THUIS/HOME/HEIMAT- NETHERLANDS
Idioma: English-subt spanish
Género: Ficción
Año: 2019
Dirección:Diana M. Acosta
Duración:9 min
Samuel, a nine-year-old boy, lives in the countryside with his grandfather since his father has left for the big city in search of better life opportunities. The grandfather, one of the last nomads, taking his animals from place to place, decides to accept a loan from the bank to enlarge the farm. That only brings trouble. Meanwhile, Samuel wonders what is this “quality of life” his father talks about, or why they have to have more things to be happy. He is already happy on the farm.

 

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