3 May, 6:30pm - Galician Cinema Screening

  • 24 Apr 2017

The Drowned Days / Os días afogados

A powerful documentary from Galicia that explores the role of home made movies in creating a portrait of community under threat.

The Irish Centre for Galician Studies (UCC) and IndieCork Festival present:

May 3rd 6.30pm The Gate Cinema Cork

The Drowned Days / Os días afogados

2015 / 90 mins / Documentary / Galician language with English subtitles

A powerful documentary from Galicia that explores the role of home made movies in creating a portrait of community under threat.

In 1992, the construction of the Lindoso (Portugal) dam forever flooded the villages Aceredo and Buscalque (Galicia, Spain). Its inhabitants could not save their land and their homes. Knowing that everything was about to be lost, several neighbours took their domestic cameras and started to film. Their footage, filmed since the mid-60s is valuable historical and ethnographic evidence, coloured by their subjectivity and their experiences. The footage is, at the same time, a demonstration of faith in the possibilities of home-made movies as a way to register the time in which we have to live. Beyond the intimate, a portrait of the mechanisms of power is revealed. The tension between the existential and the political, between past time and present reality, determine a story that projects in multiple ways beyond itself. Special guests; the directors César Souto Vilanova and Luis Avilés will present the screening.

In Galician with English subtitles

Tickets on sale here: http://www.onlinecinematickets.com/index.php?s=GATE&p=details&eventCode=31439

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