SESSION 1 – Saturday, September 17 – 17:30
Naya, by Sebastian Mulder (Germany, 2021. 25′)
She-wolf Naya, monitored on her journey from her birthplace in Germany through the Netherlands to Belgium, becomes more and more famous and visible, until it endangers not just her wildness, but her existence.
Planktonium, by Jan van IJken (Netherlands, 2021. 15’)
Nature’s wonders not visible to the naked eye are revealed in a documentary shot through a microscope lens. It shows to the viewer various kinds of plankton, a ubiquitous form of life, without which life on Earth wouldn’t exist.
Tatuado nos ollos levamos o pouso, by Diana Toucedo (Spain, 2022. 26’)
The shellfish gatherers of a small village in southern Galicia rush each tidal day to stall, dig and take care of the threshold between seawater and sand. In symbiosis, collective consciousness and affections emerge from their bodies, their gestures and their words.
Dusk, by Bálint Bíró (Hungary, Belgium, 2022. 21’)
An ominous documentary viewing a global theme from the perspective of a small Hungarian community. A ‘landguard’ and his son go on patrol in the border area near Serbia, where an invisible danger looms.
SESSION 2 – Sunday, September 18 – 16:00
Shepherds, by Teboho Edkins (France, South Africa, 2022. 27’)
Shepherds demonstrate how cattle are constitutive for the entirety of social life in Lesotho, a small state in the middle of Southern Africa. The film was shot in a prison where cattle thieves are imprisoned: for every cow stolen, they face one year in prison.
Memory, by Nerea Barros (Spain, 2022. 15’)
The transmission of the legacy of a grandfather to his granddaughter through a sea that is no longer there.
Flying fish, by Nayra Sanz Fuentes (Spain, 2022. 14’)
For thousands of centuries and in different cultures, flying fish has been understood as a symbol of search, freedom, and overcoming. It’s a unique animal that swims and flies. Its traffic has been understood as an observational journey through nature, but gradually the incidence of human beings and technology has become more present, transforming and altering the environment…
El día que volaron la montaña, by Alba Bresolí Aliberch (Spain, 2022. 28’)
Three brothers facing maturity live in absolute solitude in the mountains of Escó (Zaragoza), a village now threatened by the construction of a highway. This film portrays the everyday existence in the village, the work of the sheepherders and their memories, their present and their dreams, composing a poem about an evanescent world.
SESSION 3 – Sunday, September 18 – 18:00
Yungay 7020, by Raquel Calvo & Elena Molina (Spain, 2021. 19’)
In 1970, an avalanche erased the colonial town of Yungay, Perú. A bunch of survivors rebuilt it just a kilometer away from the original one. Huascarán, the once sacred and now feared mountain, speaks for itself. Those who remember know they should pay attention to it.
Some Kind of Intimacy, by Toby Bull (United Kingdom, 2021. 6’)
In the British countryside, director Toby Bull observes the sheep that live on the land where his parents were buried several years ago.
Reserve, by Gerard Ortin Castellví (Spain, 2020. 27’)
The wolf no longer inhabits the land that once formed part of its territory, and only through its outlines can we get closer to it: remnants of wolf traps, predator urine imported from the United States, a dung hill used to feed scavenger birds and archers that shoot at replicas of animals. Reserve constructs a story about the fragile balance of territory after the disappearance of the predator.
Can Gardell, by Sílvia Subirós & Florencia Aliberti (Spain, 2021. 22’)
For generations, the Gardell family have devoted themselves to life working the land. An unexpected change in the legal conditions of the land they farm gives Tomàs and Maria no choice but to turn their farm into a bed and breakfast, where they patiently wait for guests to arrive.