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África 815 - Mujeres de Cine: Traveling Spanish Film Showcase Made by Women

  • Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)


Join us for the screening of Africa 815 on September 20. This screening is part of Mujeres de Cine: Traveling Spanish Film Showcase Made by Women, an initiative created in 2010 with the purpose of boosting and spreading Spanish films and short films made by women.

África 815

Directed by Pilar Monsell, Spain, 2014, 66 minutes. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Going in depth into her father’s photo archive and diaries about his experience during the military service at the Sahara Spanish colony in 1964, Pilar spots the lost paradise where he always would try to come back.

In the eighties and nineties, after the failure of his family project, Manuel Monsell will start to traveling to the Maghreb. Again with his photo camera, he will run after the beauty of some portraits which could move him to the place of his dreams.

But all these trips reveal much more about the place of departure than about the place of destination. Romantic love, independence and family compose a stage of a refuge that getting itself broken, it commit ourselves to ask not only about our more sincere desires but also about the need of rethinking the sense of these old words.


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