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Cervantes Film Series: Relatos de la Resistencia: Querida Sara

April 26

12:00 pm MST (available for 96 hours)
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Relatos de la Resistencia: Buscando un lugar en el mundo

The relationship between Patricia Franquesa, the director of this documentary, and Sara, the first cab driver in Afghanistan, is proposed to us as a story of friendship whose thread is united by the gaze in front of the camera, where we stand as spectators, but to which the protagonist of the documentary constantly speaks.

All the material filmed in front of this strong and confident woman, who is aware of being filmed and in the story, is offered to us as a tribute that acquires greater impact when we learn about the political and social evolution that took place and continues to take place in Afghanistan.

Synopsis: This is a moving portrait of Sara, the first woman cab driver in Afghanistan. Spanish filmmaker Patricia Franquesa captures the strength of a powerful woman who breaks through the barriers of a society marked by patriarchy. Sara has bright eyes, tireless in defending women’s rights and fighting to achieve what seemed impossible. It is an inspiring story of friendship between two women full of life, a hymn to empathy and dialogue between cultures: the circular tale of Sara’s life story turns from fear to love and from love to fear: a testimony of a reality that no longer exist.

Screening: Querida Sara | Director/s: Patricia Franquesa | Year: 2021 | Format: Digital | Running time: Largometraje – 60 min | Genre: Documental | Country: España, Serbia y Noruega | Original version: farsi, uzbeko e inglés | Subtitles: inglés, francés, portugués, italiano, español | Rated: SC

Relatos de la Resistencia: Buscando un lugar en el mundo, the strength of documentary filmmaking in Spain is a phenomenon with three decades of history. The work of the monographic festivals has been crucial to maintain its strength and validity among the public interested in the new expressive forms of cinema, but also among those who seek in the documentary to know the perspective and experiences of others, often very distant spatially, temporally, and culturally.

In collaboration with the DocsBarcelona festival, this online film series that stars the month of April on our Vimeo channel brings together four documentaries that allow us to meet people whose lives are marked by adventure, and not always in its most positive interpretation. In addition, the direction of these works tells us about the place from where we elaborate the stories of loss, but also those of survival and overcoming.

April 5: La Chana (2017), by Lucija Stojevic
April 12: Los Bilbao (2022), by Pedro Speroni
April 19: Light Falls Vertical (2022), by Efthymia Zymvragaki
April 26: Querida Sara (2021), by Patricia Franquesa


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