Coinciding with the San Sebastian Human Rights Film Festival, Donostia Kultura presents the exhibition Malala, a brave student at Aiete Kultur Etxea. It provides an insight into the life and work of Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize Winner and human rights activist for the education of girls and women's equality.
Local illustrator Asier Iturralde uses her drawings to recount various episodes from the life of the Pakistani activist, who has lived in the United Kingdom since the attack she suffered in 2012.
The comic is based on the content of the exhibition, and will be distributed at various cultural venues around the city.
The drawings and texts were used to create a video-booktrailer available online.
April 26 / 18:30
Él me llamó Malala (He Named Me Malala, 2015). Davis Guggenheim. USA-United Arab Emirates. 87 min
Workshops at the Aiete Haurtxoko
Organizers: Donostia Gazteria, Donostia Kultura
April 27 (17:30 – 18:30)
Malala's magic pencil
For children aged 5-11 years. No prior registration required; capacity limited
April 29 (17:00 – 18:30)
Malala ikasle ausarta (with illustrator Aitziber Alonso)
Registration from 10 days before the event: firstname.lastname@example.org. Intended for children aged 5 to 11 years with an accompanying adult
The exhibition, curated by cultural journalist and film critic Imma Merino, takes us on a journey through the experience of the exiled documentary director and writer Carmen Castillo (Santiago de Chile, 1945). A militant in the MIR (Revolutionary Left Movement) following the coup of 11 September 1973 which overthrew the legitimate government of Salvador Allende, Castillo went into hiding to fight against the dictatorship, until on 5 October 1974 the DINA launched an assault on the house where she lived together with her partner, Miguel Enríquez, who was killed. She was arrested and expelled from the country, embarking on a long exile which led to her settling in Paris.
With the restoration of democracy she has on occasion returned to her country, but has always felt herself an exile. The exhibition draws on fragments of her most significant documentaries of "historical memory" (La Flaca Alejandra, Calle Santa Fe) and her books (Un día de octubre en Santiago, Ligne de fuite, Santiago-París. El vuelo de la memoria, co-written with her mother, Mónica Echeverría), along with texts both by Castillo and others, as well as other documents and exhibits recounting a personal experience with universal echoes.
Exhibition of drawings and murals by children and youngsters aged between 6 and 18 for the 19th Children's and Young People's Art and Human Rights edition organised by the Human Rights Department of San Sebastian City Council.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. And this 19th edition has therefore taken a further step with a new initiative. We posed a number of different questions: which right is most important? Do we need any new rights? Are they fulfilled around the world?
This exhibition of more than 1,700 individual and collective works offers a response to those questions. More than 2,600 people took part, at schools, haurtxokos, care homes, art academies, and individually.
The awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, 23 April, in the City Council Chamber.
The starting point for Tetuán. Ext/Int-day is a search for places and landscapes linked to the movement of people around the world. The places that take them in and that they pass through, the people themselves, their friends and relatives, are all the focus of this presentation.
Tetuán is a non-fiction film, but also a road movie whose director captures and analyses, from a personal perspective, spaces which are both points of transit and improvised homes. The journey followed by Tetuán is a venture following the trail of the filmmaker's father, as an excuse to embark on a cinematographic voyage. With a perspective that is by turns observational and participatory, Iratxe Fresneda records and accompanies the protagonists along the banks of the Danube, the streets of Madrid, the Sahara desert, the souk of Tetouan and the Basque countryside. Like a Russian doll, its organic snapshots reveal viewpoints, landscapes, villages, everyday lives, movement, the fascination with the light or beauty to be found in the stories of the margins. The inevitable merging of cinema and this series of photographs not only functions as a filming diary, but also captures moments from the life of others, which then become part of our own experiences.
The Bidez Bide Association, in coordination with Lugaritz K. E. of San Sebastian, will be conducting two awareness-raising activities (screening of the documentary/discussion, and a photographic reportage exhibition). They will reflect on issues concerning transnational migrations, global chains of care, multisituated realities of migrant women working as carers in Gipuzkoa, and the families providing care in these women's countries of origin.
Ángeles de la guarda is a photographic reportage and record of the people and/or families who fulfil the task of carers in the country of origin (Lima, Peru). It features photographs of grandmothers and aunts who care for the sons and daughters of Peruvian women who live and work in various places around Spain. It also recounts their story of the positive aspects and difficulties they face in performing their role and functions, and their advice on how to do things better.
Produced (in coordination) with the photographer Rosa Villafuerte Salinas.
Screening and Q&A
April 27 / 19:00
En tránsito (2016). Oskar Tejedor. Spain. 87 min
En tránsito is a documentary addressing the realities of thousands of women from the countries of Abya Yala (Latin America), who travel alone to Europe, with the well-being of their families on their shoulders. It furthermore deals with the consequences of this transnational relationship that they establish with the sons and daughters who remain in their country of origin, cared for by other women. The film also tells the story of the family reunions and gatherings in the Basque Country.
Documentary produced in collaboration with the director Oskar Tejedor.