Trasfoco: And Life Goes On

Le Tempestaire

Thursday, 25/11 · 19:00 · El Almacén

A Conserveira

Thursday, 24/11 · 19:00 · Puerto Naos

The Grapes of Wrath

Viernes, 27/11 · 19:30 · El Almacén

El último molino

Thursday, 25/11 · 19:00 · El Almacén

Estampa marinera

Thursday, 24/11 · 19:00 · Puerto Naos

Children of the Beehive

Viernes, 27/11 · 22:15 · El Almacén

Si no hubiera viento

Thursday, 25/11 · 19:00 · El Almacén

Man of Aran

Friday, 25/11 · 19:00 · El Almacén

Songs for After a War

Sábado, 28/11 · 18:30 · El Almacén

The Miller and the Sweep

Thursday, 25/11 · 21:00 · El Almacén

Luzzu

Friday, 25/11 · 20:00 · Teatro Municipal de Tías

Black Rain

Sábado, 28/11 · 21:15 · El Almacén

Steamboat Bill Jr.

Thursday, 25/11 · 21:00 · El Almacén

Fishing with Cormorants. Isle of Yeso. Japan

Friday, 25/11 · 21:00 · El Almacén

Judgement At Nuremberg

Domingo, 29/11 · 18:30 · El Almacén

The Wind. A Documentary Thriller

Friday, 26/11 · 19:00 · El Almacén

Cyclone

Lunes, 30/11 · 19:00 · El Almacén

Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind

Friday, 26/11 · 21:00 · El Almacén

Short films by Vittorio de Seta

Friday, 25/11 · 21:00 · El Almacén

The Answer

Lunes, 30/11 · 19:00 · El Almacén

Ludzie i ryby

Friday, 25/11 · 21:00 · El Almacén

Three Weeks After

Lunes, 30/11 · 21:15 · El Almacén

Bitter Wind

Saturday, 27/11 · 19:00 · El Almacén

La pêche et le culte de la mer

Saturday, 26/11 · 19:00 · El Almacén

Le vent des amoureux

Saturday, 27/11 · 19:00 · El Almacén

Sahel Bleu

Saturday, 26/11 · 19:00 · El Almacén

The Wind

Saturday, 27/11 · 21:00 · El Almacén

Castles and Fisher Folk

Saturday, 26/11 · 19:00 · El Almacén

Chris Welsby: works on wind

Sunday, 28/11 · 18:30 · El Almacén

Leviathan

Saturday, 26/11 · 21:00 · El Almacén

Pour le Mistral

Sunday, 28/11 · 21:00 · El Almacén

A Mãe e o Mar

Sunday, 27/11 · 17:00 · El Almacén

Wind

Sunday, 28/11 · 21:00 · El Almacén

Area K: A Political Fishing Documentary

Sunday, 27/11 · 19:00 · El Almacén

Aral: pescando en un mar invisible

Sunday, 27/11 · 21:00 · El Almacén

Con el viento

Monday, 29/11 · 21:00 · El Almacén

Netsilik. Pescando en la presa de piedra

Monday, 28/11 · 19:00 · El Almacén

Derivas

Monday, 28/11 · 21:00 · El Almacén

En Ancón

Monday, 28/11 · 21:00 · El Almacén

Rompente

Monday, 28/11 · 21:00 · El Almacén

Twilight Dream

Monday, 28/11 · 21:00 · El Almacén

The Pageant

Viernes, 04/12 · 21:15 · El Almacén

Desierto líquido

Monday, 28/11 · 23:30 · Televisión Canaria

Y la vida continúa

Saturday, 05/12 · 22:00 · El Almacén

Alamar

Tuesday, 29/11 · 20:00 · Salón parroquial de La Graciosa

Les Damnés de la mer

Tuesday, 29/11 · 21:00 · El Almacén

Terraferma

Wednesday, 30/11 · 20:00 · Centro Sociocultural La Tegala

Gente de mar y viento

Friday, 3/12 · 21:30 · El Almacén

Winged Migration

Saturday, 4/12 · 20:30 · To be confirmed

Captains Courageous

Friday, 02/12 · 20:30 · Teatro Municipal de Teguise

Le Pêcheur dans le torrent

Saturday, 03/12 · 21:00 · El Almacén

La Terra Trema

Saturday, 03/12 · 21:00 · El Almacén

For this tenth event, held in the middle of the worst health crisis affecting humankind in the last hundred years, we could say that the theme for the year’s Trasfoco section has chosen us and not the other way round. Dealing with what’s going on as a local and, at once, global issue was virtually forced upon us, profoundly conditioned by the health disaster and the social and financial crisis it brings with it, which intertwines the human communities of Lanzarote with the rest of the globe.

The title for this year, Y la vida continua (And Life Goes On), is borrowed from one of the most interesting and moving films made in recent decades by the Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami. In it, a father and son cross Iran in a small Renault 5 just a few days after the 1991 earthquake. The goal of the journey is to find some friends who may have been affected by it. On the road they meet people who have lost their loved ones, cross through devastated areas and rest in places already starting their reconstruction. But above all else, what they find are human groups trying to rebuild their lives and move on, with great effort, pain, rage and hope.

It was the spirit of that film that encouraged us to find many long features and a short film in which disasters of all kinds made an impact on people’s lives. How is life possible after a hurricane, a big financial downturn, a genocide or mass slaughter like Hiroshima? How do people manage to reorganise their everyday lives, move on and reinvent themselves? That is the core of the films in this year’s Trasfoco section, whose leitmotiv is precisely And Life Goes On…

It is neither a declaration of intent nor an exercise in voluntarism. Life always goes on, sometimes thanks to solidarity and mutual support, other times to the courage and endeavours of many, or of a few, and sometimes thanks to the State or to social collectives organised from bottom up. But there are also occasions—and we must never forget it—when communities are unable to defend and promote the goals they deem as just and fair. Then, disaster takes root and lingers in them as its sole legacy. This year, Trasfoco screens films exploring both paths: of hope and of resignation. Let us hope that they help us to throw light, even if only partially, on our own crossroads.