Section organized in collaboration with Cineclube de Compostela

A programme developed in collaboration with Cineclube Compostela, and which includes outstanding examples of ethnographic cinema, many of which have never been released in Galician cinemas. We will have different ethnographic pieces that offer different reflections of the notion of rurubanity in a programme coordinated by the art historian and programmer of the Cineclube, Julio Vilariño Cabezas.

As cidades e as trocas

as cidades e as Trocas

Wednesday, March 15 at 10.00 p.m. Teatro Principal

2014 | 138 min | Portugal

Directors: Luísa Homem, Pedro Pinho

Edition and cinematography: Pedro Pinho, Luísa Homem

Sound: Raquel Marques, Rita Hermínio

In 2008, the growing tourism industry of Cape Verde was frozen. The building of many hotels and resorts by foreign companies had to be stopped due to a shortage of sand. The sand industry, the primary resource for the production of concrete, had reached a dramatic level, endangering the beaches. This event caused a huge euphoria among the businessmen of Mauritania. A great number of trucks started to flow to the Nouakchott port, where many boats sailed out to feed the tourist constructions in Cape Verde. Trading Cities starts in Lisbon on a cargo ship. We will undertake an Atlantic route that re‐enacts these daily travels, in order to highlight the physical and social transformations in the landscape that these exchanges produce.


Friday, March 17 at 8.30 p.m. Numax

1975 I 12 min I Egypt

Director: Atteyat Al Abnoudy

Edition: Ateyyat El-Abnoudy, Magdi Kamel

Cinematography: Maher Radi

Sound: Magdi Kamel

In the village of Abnoud, children play and prepare a meal. Atteyat al-Abnoudi films the joy and simplicity of the daily life of a small rural town that seems to have escaped the passage of time.

The Conwy Crossing

Friday, March 17 at 8.30 p.m. Numax

1991 | 39 min | United Kingdom

Directors: Stephen Hewitt, David Shaw

Cinematography: John Lawson Reay

Sound: Barbara Lawson Reay

Music: Nigel Bells

Reporter: Timothy Evans

Built in 1991, the longest tunnel in all of Wales, which carries the road under the River Conwy, was the first of its kind in the UK. The work, which cost more than £140 million, was promoted by the government as “a new link in a golden chain” of a road network to ensure the prosperity of North Wales.

Guias Turisticas

Guías turísticas satánicas: Polígono de Coia

Friday, March 17 at 8.30 p.m. Numax

2013 | 9 min | Galicia

Director: Vicisitud y Sordidez

Accompanied by his parents, the author walks through the Vigo neighborhood of Coia, an example of Franco’s urban planning of the late 1960s that combines the brutalism of the blocks of buildings with the traces of rural remains and the insertion around them on the city’s ring road. The conversation between them chronicles the political, urban and human evolution of a neighborhood with a working-class and marginal reputation.

Fotograma Contra´s City

Contras’ City

Saturday, March 18 at 7.00 p.m. Museo do Pobo Galego (auditorium)

1969 | 22 min | Senegal

Director and screenwriter: Djibril Diop Mambéty

Edition: Jean-Bernard Bonis, Marino Rio

Cinematography: Georges Bracher

Sound and music: Djimbo Kouyaté

A fictional documentary that portrays the city of Dakar as we hear the conversation between a Senegalese man (the director, Djibril Diop Mambéty) and a French woman, Inge Hirschnitz. As we travel through the city in a picturesque horse drawn wagon, we chaotically rush into this and that popular neighborhood of the capital, discovering contrast after contrast: A small African community waiting at the Church’s door, Muslims praying on the sidewalk, the Rococo architecture of the Government buildings, the modest stores of the craftsmen near the main market.

boca de lixo

Saturday, March 18 at 7.00 p.m. Museo do Pobo Galego (auditorium)

1993 | 45 min | Brasil

Director and screenwriter: Eduardo Coutinho

Edition: Pablo Pessanha, Thereza Tessouroun

Cinematography: Breno Silveira

Sound: Flavio Protasio Ceccon, Antonio Gomes

Music: Tim Rescala

Experimental documentary about the daily routine of poor people of Itaoca, São Gonçalo, state of Rio de Janeiro, who make a living out of revolving garbage.