Trasfoco: The Salt Section

No merece morir

The setting is Lanzarote in the 1970s, and the amateur film director Julian Martín takes up his Super8 camera and, just like other previous occasions, he goes to some of the island’s most beautiful and striking landscapes: this time the salt-flats of Janubio and Naos… He is aware that his camera has a major role to play: every shot, every focus, every frame he makes will have to draw attention to places where the pure white of the salt contrasts with the black volcanic rock and the calm blue of the ocean. He knows exactly which message he wishes to convey: the salt-flats, with their incredible beauty and their importance in shaping the history of Lanzarote, do not deserve to die.

Screening

Date
Thursday, 21 November 2019
Time
19:00
Venue
Casa de la Cultura Benito Pérez Armas, Yaiza
Runtime
12′
Language
Spanish
Subtitles
English

Technical Information

Original Title
No merece morir
Year
1977
Country
Spain
Exhibition Format
HD digital file