Event: Muestra de Antropología Audiovisual de Madrid – Presentation and debate of the web documentary “Provincia53”.

Event: Muestra de Antropología Audiovisual de Madrid – Presentation and debate of the web documentary “Provincia53”.

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The 6th edition of the Muestra de Antropología Audiovisual de Madrid (MAAM6) will be held from 23 to 29 November 2020.

Afternoon of cinema and anthropology :

Screening and discussion of internationally renowned audiovisual works in the field of Audiovisual Anthropology, in the presence of  directors. Images and words to meet, understand and transform each other. A space to share experiences, encourage discussion and reflection on audiovisual language. Open to all, within the framework of the Institute of Anthropology of Madrid.

Friday 27 November at 7 p.m.: Presentation (approx. 20 minutes) of audiovisual elements of the transmedia web documentary “Provincia53” (www.provincia53.com), by directors Laura Casielles and Alfredo Almendro, broadcast free of charge, live on http://maam.festaway.tv/. Followed by a debate with Alfredo Almendro, the poet Bahia Awah and Juan Robles, professor of social anthropology.

“Provincia53” evokes the situation of the 53rd province of Spain, colonised at the end of the 19th century and abandoned in 1976, in other words the situation of Western Sahara. Based on the testimonies of Saharawis and Spaniards who lived during the colonial period, the documentary aims in particular to make the younger generations aware of this cross history that links Spaniards and Saharawis. It also highlights Spain’s responsibility in the resolution of the Western Sahara conflict, the consequences of which still exist 43 years later.

Full programme of the week available here

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