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The latest Spanish documentary films are set to be premièred in Madrid as part of Panorama


With the commitment to support documentary film making in this country, DocumentaMadrid will be keeping the section Panorama of Spanish Documentary. A production of great thematic and formal wealth , becoming more and more prominent on the international scene and helping to spread Spanish culture across the world. 

The section shows the reality of Spain from a whole variety of different perspectives, such as the portrait of counter-culture in Ajoblanco, crónica en rojo y negro, on the transformation of our society from the transition through to the present day; the dichotomy between the traditional and the new, between the public and the private of punk and the family in the documentary  Un lloc on caure mort; the profound and sensitive depiction of old age in No todo es vigilia; and the resistance of the evicted people in crisis-ridden Spain portrayed in A quien conmigo va. 

Contradictory worlds like that of the modernity of abstract art integrated into rural life by a museum project described in Malpartida, Fluxus Village; the version of Spain's most folkloric side in the village street parties featured in La fiesta de otros; and the return to the deepest roots in the autobiographical search in La casa de mi padre 

Fascinating characters full of contradictions, like Sadaf Rahimi’s Boxing for Freedom, the best female boxer in Afghanistan, who fights against the difficult fate of women in a country in permanent turmoil as bravely as in the ring; the peculiar Siegfried Meir, an erstwhile Auschwitz inmate now retired in Ibiza, where he created Ad-Lib fashion and became one of the most famous faces on the island, portrayed in Después de la niebla; like literature teacher José Robles Pazos, translator of John DosPassos's work, whose strange and as yet unsolved disappearance drastically affected the writer's political views, according to Robles, duelo al sol; characters who help us recover our historic memory, like the Afro-Americans who fought in the International Brigades and who we meet in Héroes invisibles; and, in the present day, stories like Game Over, in which we set out on a journey to understand the reasons that prompt a young Catalan to become a mercenary.

And lastly, landscapes that take us back to past times, like the Tabernas Desert and the survivors of the golden era of the Spanish Western or the indescribable landscapes of Easter Island and the contrast between the real lives of the Rapa Nui indigenous people with the topical image held by tourists following the impact of the famous Kevin Costner film, described in Yorgos.

 14 local documentaries will be competing for the parallel prize awarded every year by Canal + for the best Spanish documentary, consisting of buying the rights for the film to be screened by the channel. The programme is completed by 5 short films, also produced in Spain.











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