Programme. Trasfoco: The Salt

The Trasfoco section was introduced for the first time in 2018 with the chosen theme of The Volcano. In 2019 the theme around which the section will revolve is Salt, a mineral which has played a crucial role in shaping the island of Lanzarote. The purpose of this section is to explore an issue or subject matter of critical importance for Lanzarote, not through a closed, short-sighted or localist gaze, but from an open and universal perspective. Each year we will be looking at a theme that is instrumental in shaping our lives, our past, our present and even our future and we will analyse it through a series of screenings and related activities. The very purpose of the Trasfoco section is to take a look at ourselves through the eyes of others— filmmakers from different times and places—and to rediscover our island by exploring it anew and learning from its past.

This year, the common thread running through the eleven films to be screened in this section is Salt, a common natural element that has shaped the history of humankind, of the Canary Islands and Lanzarote in particular. The films range from a Soviet production from 1930 to shorts and feature-lengths from recent years, as well as highly prestigious titles like Araya, the Venezuelan film which won the prize at Cannes in 1959 and Alrededor de las salinas by Jacinto Esteva.

In conjunction with these screenings, many of which will be introduced by their directors, we are also organizing three guided walks, in collaboration with Geoparque Lanzarote, to the most important salt flats on the island: Janubio, Puerto Naos and El Río. And also, as an introduction to the festival, we are organizing two lectures on the history of salt throughout the history of humanity, the Canary Islands and Lanzarote.

El Mar Inmóvil

Opening. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 19:00, Yaiza

No merece morir

Opening. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 19:00, Yaiza

Autour des Salines

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 19:00, El Almacén

Como as Serras Crescem

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 19:00, El Almacén

Because of salt

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 19:00, El Almacén

My name is Salt

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 21:00, El Almacén

Araya

Sunday, November 24, 2019, 19:00, El Almacén

Salt Garden

Sunday, November 24, 2019, 21:00, El Almacén

Salt for Svanetia

Sunday, November 24, 2019, 21:00, El Almacén

Salt

Friday, November 29, 2019, 21:00, El Almacén

Change One’s Life

Closing. Saturday, November 30, 2019, 18:30/20:00, El Almacén