The Basque documentary film ´Los párpados cerrados de Centroáfrica´, at the festival FESPACO of Burkina Faso

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2017-02-24

The documentary film “Los parpados cerrados de Centroáfrica” of the Basque director and producer Alfredo Torrescales (Fascina Producciones) has been selected for the Official Selection of the festival FESPACO of Burkina Faso, the most important African film festival. This is the first time that the festival, which runs from February 25 to March 4, selects a Basque film.

The documentary film “Los parpados cerrados de Centroáfrica” of the Basque director and producer Alfredo Torrescales (Fascina Producciones) has been selected for the Official Selection of the festival FESPACO of Burkina Faso, the most important African film festival. This is the first time that the festival, which runs from February 25 to March 4, selects a Basque film.

The documentary, which has been carried out with the support of the Etxepare Basque Institute, offers a tour through the social geography of the Central African Republic in 71 minutes, in order to understand the keys to its unstructured situation and why one of the most rich countries in natural resources has become a failed state.

This documentary offers a portrait of current Central African society, the problems it is experiencing and the conflict. An observation trip that gives awareness to diverse social sectors, from rural population to leaders and authorities, composing a mosaic of testimonies and visions that approach the spectator to the different dimensions that this "forgotten war" hides, behind the pretext of the religious confrontation.

Alfredo Torrescales and Fascina Producciones participate annually at the documentary fair Sunny Side of the Doc, with the stand organized by Etxepare and the Cluster Eiken, Basque Audiovisual, where they worked the routes of realization and coproduction of the documentary. The institute works annually at fairs in different areas to publicize Basque production and to promote the internationalization of Basque creators.

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