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Cervantes Film Series: Garelako

July 25, 2023

12:00 pm MST (available for 48 hours)
Instituto Cervantes Vimeo Channel Here

Cervantes Film Series: Zinegoak 20th anniversary. LGTBIQ+ Animation

With a song by Eneko Sagardoy as a thematic and narrative pillar, the writer and animator Usue Egia proposes a journey through various characters and stories that illustrate a call for freedom to everyone to define themselves and feel as they wish.

Garelako, by Eneko Sagardoy: “The gray sky will not suffocate us. We will flee to the sun. They want to put straw hearts on us. Let us feel what we prefer. If the bird’s wings are for walking, if the whale is denied the sea, we will see nothing but fiction. If above all words is the lie, we will go forward, whether you like it or not. If someone is free, it is because we are all free. We will truly live with you or without you. You will realize it sooner or later. We are not monsters; we do not eat anyone. The sun warms us, and the rain wets us. Now you have realized: we are flesh and blood, like you. Marichico or Marichica, they call us. Stop talking banally. Learn one thing well and keep it in your head, that the only Mari is the one of Anboto”.

Free community event

The Cervantes Institute maintains its program dedicated to LGTBIQ+ identities by collaborating with institutions and monographic festivals to make their film series more visible. This year, the program dedicated to highlighting the celebration of LGTBIQ+ Pride Day comes from the Basque festival Zinegoak, which celebrates its twenty years of existence with the presentation of an animated film series whose films address this theme on our Vimeo channel. Throughout four weeks, we will see short films that showcase a wide range of identities and LGTBIQ+ collectives through the different techniques that animation provides, and we will also have the opportunity to enjoy several short films by young creators from Basque Country.

July 4: Azaletik azalera (2021), by Mel Arranz
July 7: La mesa, (2018) by Adrian Garcia Gomez
July 11: Beti Bezperako Koplak (2016), by various directors
July 14: Thara (2018), by Paco Ramírez and Tanya O’Carroll
July 18: Dejarse crecer el cuerpo (2018), by Andrea Gudiño
July 21: Ezohikoak (2022), by Alejandra Bueno
July 25: Garelako (2015), by Usue Egia
July 28: Makun (‘No llores’) (2015), by Emilio Martí


July 25, 2023
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