Sunday, May 10, 2015
U.S. Premiere | Introduction by Beatriz Leal Riesco
Julia steps into the labyrinth of Melilla, following the trail left behind by the fractured lives of Hassan, Yonaida, and Culi. Their voices join a chorus of others in an interwoven trajectory that crisscrosses time and space in this border city separating the North from the South, which uniquely embodies many of the key conflicts of our time: migratory movements vs. economic development, peaceful coexistence vs. the “clash of civilizations,” and the basic challenge of achieving harmony. A detailed look at the denizens of Melillenses, a border city whose people both bridge and personify the immense gaps between Europe and Africa.
Ziara. Beyond the Threshold / Ziara. Más allá del umbral
Sonia Gámez, Spain, 2013, digital projection, 54m
Spanish with English subtitles
A documentary focusing on the Morabitos (or Marabouts), important religious pilgrimage sites in northern Morocco, and the precarious situation they are now in due to repression from Islamic radicals.