Distopías alcanzadas

Nayra Sanz Fuentes
Spain
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Synopsis

Humans have always had a complex relationship with nature and technology. Depending on the place they have held throughout history, they have been crucial to building up our societies. Dystopias Achieved is a journey through five contemporary spaces where this difficult relationship is reflected upon. Little by little, technology gains ground that had been previously unknown and highly transformative.

Director biography

Nayra Sanz Fuentes
Nayra Sanz Fuentes

Nayra Sanz Fuentes, independent filmmaker and producer, has a degree in Hispanic Philology, specializing in contemporary literature. She completed her Diploma of Advanced Studies at the Humboldt University of Berlin thanks to a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service. Her study analyzes the National Socialist "ideal of the body" through the work of filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl. He completed a Master's Degree in Film Directing in New York, where he began working on film productions. Upon his return to Spain, he created the production company Rinoceronte Films, focused on the production of cinematographic works and the development of cultural projects. Currently, his filmography includes nine fiction and non-fiction short films: "Flying Fish" (2022), "Drifts" (2020), "Selfie" (2019), "In those lands" (2018), "Sub Terrae" (2017), "Any day" (2014), "Things in Common" (2011), "Encounter" (2010) and "Anniversary" (2009). They have participated in more than 300 national and international festivals, have been screened at universities such as City University of New York, Columbia University Chicago or Carleton College, in Minnesota, and have received numerous awards such as the Caracola Alcances of the Cádiz Documentary Film Festival, the Edward Snowden Award or the MiradasDoc Award, among others. His first feature film, "Tan Antiguo como el Mundo" (2012), won the Círculo Precolombino de Oro Award at the 29th Bogotá International Film Festival and has participated in multiple festivals, as well as being screened at cultural centers and universities. His latest work is entitled "Dystopias Achieved". In it she approaches spaces that represent socio-political models of the contemporary world in order to establish a dialectic on the construction of our societies, from the interrelationship of nature, humanity and technology. She was the production director and editor of the feature film "Edificio España" (2014), nominated for the Goya Awards, and co-producer and co-writer of "La ciudad oculta" (2018), winner of the Feroz Critics Award. She has been programmer of CicloDocma at Matadero Madrid and collaborates as a teacher in educational centers such as the Master of Documentary Film at the School of Visual Arts LENS, the Master LAV (Madrid) and San Antonio de los Baños (Cuba), among others. Since 2016 she has been in charge of the Educational Section for Teenagers of the Lanzarote Film Festival, as well as the young jury. She is programmer of the MiradasDoc Festival, focused on documentary film.

Finished

Sessions

May

Thursday 04
13:00 h
CINETECA - Plató

Credits

Language
Spanish - Subtitles in english
Production
Nayra Sanz Fuentes
Director
Nayra Sanz Fuentes
Contact
alberto@rinocerontefilms.com