I celebrate Urrácal Sample Rural Ethnographic Film and Almanzora Valley

Cooperates the Almanzora Association in collaboration with the council it proposes a new cultural initiative for the region

The next day is scheduled Aug. 14 in the city of Urrácal I sample and Ethnographic Film Rural Valle del Almanzora be held, thus adding to looks like a new golden age of cinema in the province of Almería.

In many ways good part of Spanish cinema has been conditioned by the rural. Few filmmakers who in one way or another have not touched a theme that delves into rural or have set their films in a rural setting. Even today, which initially seems that the weight of urban houses a sense of modernity, there are few directors who turn their backs on stories with all that is set as the rural universe essence.

In the first Spanish filmic creations before the Civil War, rural areas was the stage for the development of regional and national values ​​tipismo. Rural film takes an unusual prominence during the decades of 1960 and 1970 in films that have become a classic comic genre ("Tourism is a great invention" or "The city is not for me", both of Pedro Lazaga). It will be from the second half of the year 1970 and especially in the early 1980 when the comedy gives way to more fundamental issues, filmography of Luis García Berlanga is a clear reference. Along with this vision, other directors show us the cruelty of rural; A good illustration is "The Hunt" by Carlos Saura, "Poachers" of José Luis Borau, the film adaptation of the novel by Miguel Delibes, "The Holy Innocents" filmed by director Mario Camus; "Pascual Duarte" Ricardo Franco adaptation of the famous novel by Camilo José Cela "The Family of Pascual Duarte"; or the stark vision of the director Pilar Miró in "El crimen de Cuenca".

The Spanish Cinema XXI century looks to the "agro" beyond traditional folk prints or rural dramas. Found on a new sap whose nutrients are the current challenges resulting from a mismatch of rhythms. It is a film to reflect that takes the viewer to the paradox of reality so close and yet so unknown. The distance in this case is not measured in kilometers but in experiences. Silence is an accomplice of the territory, especially in documentaries; silence leaves free passage to the sounds of the landscape: wind, the song of a bird, a slow walk, a peal of bells…

The opportunity to energize and revitalize the cultural and tourist pulse of small towns, threatened by depopulation and lack of opportunities, redoubles interest in this project. Cinema, apparently, It provides focus and other artistic promotion luck out of his hands.

The proposal of this shows part of Almanzora Cooperates, Association presented the socio-cultural panorama with the intention to design and develop projects in the field background, interacting directly with the social fabric, cultural and economic.

Maribel Serrano, Mayor Urrácal, This original initiative "takes us in many cases to a past still present, since in the short to be screened crafts and traditions that need to be redeem from oblivion to be known by new generations are collected ".

Eight restless Lobos. A retrospective of all his work.

José Carlos Castano It is the soul of the independent production eight Lobos. Degree in political science, He is a journalist by profession, both print media and image, with an innovative approach to their photography and video work, expert training and local development, He is a great communicator with a high-level creative culture.

He has published several books and videos developed with a wraparound poetic prose,soothingly portraying a world of losers, daily lives marginalized artisans and crafts and lost. His empathy with people and issues films allow you to get exceptional results where feelings and emotions emerge deeper, hidden, not disclosed before, that transform the interviewee and make us reflect on the expectadores. Knower of the people of Almanzora. Not always understood its rhythms. He describes the moment as something ancestral being filtered by your laboratory memories, better times and worse, people and characters who shook his hand with confidence to pass on a legacy.

I Rural Shows and Ethnographic Film Almanzora Valley serve as a reason for a retrospective of all the work of José Carlos Castano, analyzing through workshops and popular forums the great identitaria contribution to the collective memory of the almanzoríes.

The documentary films made by eight Lobos and has been exhibited in several contests and competitions, always being backed by the favor of critics and the public, valuing positively the effort not to drop into the pit of oblivion the ancient crafts, ways of living of rural areas and the serene voice of those who have passing through any of the unpredictable ways of life.

I sample and Rural Almanzora Valley Ethnographic Film will be held in Urrácal (Almería) next 14 August.