Cervantes Film Series: Soñando un lugar
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Geolocalizaciones y nuevas ruralidades | Geolocations and new ruralities
Alfonso Kint and Lucía Camón are two artists who embarked on the adventure of moving to a village in the province of Zaragoza to try a different life. Their project Pueblos en Arte was born from this bet, which managed to attract other people with a similar vital profile in an attempt to achieve a better way of life and to generate other creative synergies in a rural environment.
In this documentary film, the director tells us how he decides to leave, together with his wife and his newborn daughter, the busy life of the capital to start from scratch in a village in an empty Spain. With his work, he shows us the infinite possibilities offered by the rural world, despite the critical situation of the village to which he migrates, and proposes a new way of life for future generations.
Free community event
Rural life has undergone countless changes in the last two centuries, as has also occurred in the urban sphere. Migratory movements have been depopulating huge agricultural areas, where the youngest inhabitants have moved to cities to forge their future, often outside their own countries. In recent times, however, there has been a new vocation to recover the elements of wellbeing that the rural environment offers to the people and communities that make it up. Existence outside busy urban life has become an alternative model of sustainability and coexistence that proposes another way of repopulating rural spaces, but beyond the idyllic readings of this return, a sector of the population is trying to define and found this new rural life.
In order to illustrate these new movements, the Cervantes Institute presents an online film program with four documentaries that bring us closer to stories of life in the countryside in four very different parts of the Spanish geography. The four stories open a window on the lights and shadows of this way of life and offer a contemporary perspective on traditions, but also on the problems involved in maintaining these new challenges for the future.
- May 5, 2023: Soñando un lugar (2018), de Alfonso Kint
- May 12, 2023: Os fillos da vide (2017), de Ana Domínguez
- May 19, 2023: 150 i una grossa (2020), de Aurora Sulli y Núria Deulofeu
- May 26, 2023: Los saldos (2022), de Raúl Capdevila