Words and their musicality are the central axis of this programme which includes films, master classes, conferences and seminars.
16, 17 AND 18 NOVEMBER
CINETECA MADRID (SALA AZCONA)
10am to 2pm
Iranian filmmaker Hadi Afarideh, whose documentary film sensitively shows the relevance of Persian oral tradition, will explain the different visual and oral narratives of his country. After the screening of Story of Gordafarid, he will speak about storytelling, the voice and the dramatic action of traditional Iranian stories; his work Face Reading will introduce the tradition of religious narrative in Iran and the different musical genres, and following his documentary Nowruz Magham (New Year’s Melody) he will talk about another style of Iranian oral narrative called Music State.
8, 9, 10, 11, 23, 24 AND 25 NOVEMBER
Friday from 5pm to 8pm. Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 8pm
*8 november 7pm screening at Cineteca Madrid -Sala Azcona-, with the participation of Ludovic Assemat from the British Council
CASA AZOTEA. NAVE 10
The work by Jay Bernard, nominated by The Guardian in 2004 as one of the United Kingdom’s most inspiring sixteen-year-olds, will be screened in this cycle. Thanks to the support of the British Council, it will also be possible to enjoy some of the best audiovisual poems being made today, such as Pink or Blue by Hollie McNish, The Realms of Possibility by Kayo Chingonyi, Heavyweight by Okwonga, A real poem by James Massiah, and And They Knew Light by Caleb Femi.