A Storm Was Coming

Nadolazila je oluja

Available from 02.12. to 07.12.20 Dostupno od 02.12. do 07.12.20
Available in: BiH, Macedonia, Kosovo Dostupno u: BiH, Makedonija, Kosovo

Film info

2020SPAIN88’

Director: Javier Fernández Vázquez

Original language: Spanish, Bubi

Editor: Javier Fernández Vázquez

Cinematographer: Lati Maraña AEC

Producer: Javier Fernández Vázquez

Contact: Javier Fernández Vázquez

Informacije o filmu

2020ŠPANIJA88’

Režija: Javier Fernández Vázquez

Izvorni jezik: španski, Bubi

Montaža: Javier Fernández Vázquez

Kamera: Lati Maraña AEC

Producent: Javier Fernández Vázquez

Kontakt: Javier Fernández Vázquez

Synopsis

In 1904, Ësáasi Eweera, the last native Bubi leader who opposed the Spanish rule at the current island of Bioko (Equatorial Guinea) was detained by colonial guards and forcefully taken to Santa Isabel, the colony's capital. Imprisoned and fatally wounded, Ësáasi Eweera died three days later. His home village was burned down and most of its inhabitants disappeared.

An incomplete record of those events is classified in Spain's General Administration Archive. File by file, handwritten reports and letters show several accounts of what allegedly happened and expose the progressive operations of concealment carried out by colonial institutions. Meanwhile, some native oral accounts have survived and opposed Spanish official version, confronted the permanent risk of oblivion and attempted to contribute to a sort of emancipated collective memory.

Sinopsis

Godine 1904., Ësáasi Eweera, posljednji domorodački Bubi vođa koji se suprotstavljao španskog vladavini na sadašnjem ostrvu Bioko (Ekvatorijalna Gvineja) završio je u rukama kolonijalnih vojnika i silom odveden u Santa Isabel, glavni krad kolonije. Zarobljen i smrtno ranjen, Ësáasi Eweera je umro tri dana kasnije. Njegovo rodno selo je zapaljeno, a većina naseljenika nikad nisu pronađeni.

Nepotpuni zapisi o ovim događajima su pohranjeni u Generalnom administracijskom arhivu Španije. U velikom broju dosijea, ručno pisanih izvještaja i pisama zabilježeni su izvještaji o onom što se navodno desilo, i ekspoze progresivnih operacija zataškavanja od strane kolonijalnih institucija. U međuvremenu, određena domorodačka svjedočanstva su preživjela, a direktno su se kosila sa španskom zvaničnom verzijom, suočena sa stalnom opasnošću zaborava, u nastojanju da doprinesu svojevrsnom emancipiranom kolektivnom sjećanju.

Directors Biography

Javier Fernández Vázquez (Bilbao, 1980) is a filmmaker, anthropologist and visual culture researcher. In 2008, he founded with Luis López Carrasco and Natalia Marín Sancho the experimental and documentary film collective, Los Hijos. Their first feature-length film, “Los materiales” (“The Materials”) (2010), won the Jean Vigo award to the best direction in Punto de Vista Pamplona International Film Festival 2010 and a special mention in FID Marseille 2010. In 2015, Javier Fernández Vázquez began an academic career in Film Studies and Visual Culture that has led him to research on issues related to history, memory, colonialism, visual culture and object theory. “Anunciaron tormenta” (“A storm was coming”) (2020) is his first solo feature-length film.

Biografija reditelja

Javier Fernández Vázquez (Bilbao, 1980) je filmski autor, antropolog i istraživač vizuelne culture. Skupa sa Luisom López Carrascom i Natalijom Marín Sancho osnovao je kolektiv eksperimentalnog i dokumentarnog filma, Los Hijos. Njihov prvi dugometražni film, , “Los materiales” (“The Materials”) (2010), osvojio je Jean Vigo nagradu za najbolju režiju na Punto de Vista Pamplona IFF 2010. godine, te specijalno priznanje na FID Marseille iste godine. Započinje akademsku karijeru 2010. godine na Odjelu za filmske studije i vizuelnu kulturu, što ga je odvelo u istraživanja pitanja na temu historije, sjećanja, kolonijalizma, vizuelne kulture i predmetne teorije. “Anunciaron tormenta” (“Nadolazila je oluja”) (2020) je njegov prvi samostalni dugometražni film.

Festivals

Berlinale, Germany, 2020

Festival Internacional de Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, 2020

Jeonju IFF, South Korea

Dokufest, Kosovo, 2020

Black Canvas FCC, Mexico, 2020

Festival Internacional de Cine de Valdivia, Chille, 2020

Pápa International Historical Film Festival, Hungary, 2020

Viennale, Austria, 2020

Doclisboa, Portugal, 2020

Frames of Representation, UK, 2020

Festivali

Berlinale, Germany, 2020

Festival Internacional de Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, 2020

Jeonju IFF, South Korea

Dokufest, Kosovo, 2020

Black Canvas FCC, Mexico, 2020

Festival Internacional de Cine de Valdivia, Chille, 2020

Pápa International Historical Film Festival, Hungary, 2020

Viennale, Austria, 2020

Doclisboa, Portugal, 2020

Frames of Representation, UK, 2020