There are no motorways in heaven. Facebook hasn’t made our society any more free either. There’s still inequality and love survives. The Artic is disappearing. Pollution is killing. Art is evolving. Film streaming doesn’t work. These are not good times for freedom of speech. Half a century after the premiere of 2001: A Space Odyssey, humans continue to ask themselves the same questions: Why all of it? Why us?. Disoriented , weak on empathy, in need of answers, the irreducible tribe still needs a dark room, a large screen and company to share the same story with.
An island. Sixteen million years. Volcanoes. Unique ecosystems, rare species, an analogue Mars planetarium. 40% protected territory and almost 60,000 inhabitants looking for a new world. A quarter of a century after we became Reserve of the Biosphere, Lanzarote has learnt the meaning of evolution, manipulation, rebellion, knowledge, identity, uncertainty… We have lived so many adventures like primate David Bowman in Kubrick’s masterpiece. Nowadays, clapperboards sound on cliffs and the audiovisual culture is one of the economic engines, that will regardless be, social and responsible.
From 19th to 28th April 2018 we are going on a journey through different stories with shared concerns:
97 short films competing in Multicines Atlántida
4 feature films in Teatro Víctor Fernández Gopar
Talks with film industry professionals
Commented projections with schools, secondary schools and nursery homes.