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Les damnés de la mer is Jawad Rhalib latest documentary and was shot in Dahkla and in Essaouira in Morocco last year. While trawlers from foreign countries drag the waters with their nets, killing an entire ecosystem, on land, desperate local fishermen who’ve been robbed of their livelihood face the prospect of their own disappearance. The film won the audience award at Visions de Réel this year and Jawad Rhalib will be at l’Alternativa to present the film on Saturday 14th November 2009 in the documentary section.

el somni In our second collaboration with the Institut Jean Vigo, Christophe Farnarier’s film El somni (The Dream) screens at the cinema Marcel Oms. The film documents the shepherd Joan Pipa’s last journey through the Catalan Pyrenees.  Is the disappearance of nomadic shepherds a sign of progress, or are we witnessing the death of our civilization?

3rd November 2009
Arsenal – 1 rue Jean Vielledent
66000 Perpignan
France

She Unfolds By Day is Rolf Belgum’s very unusual tribute to his mother, a former stand-up comedian now suffering from alzheimer’s. She plays herself in this wonderful film, which, in a series of disjointed loops, melds fiction, documentary and nature elements into a strange mixture of heightened reality and unconscious imagery. Belgum spent four years weaving visuals of tiny creatures from his backyard, animated motions of his dog and sublime expressions of wolf life with the antics of his forgetful 80-year-old mother. Screening in competition at l’Alternativa on Wednesday 18th November 2009.

Pequeños ataques al corazónl’Alternativa prosigue su viaje como parte del proyecto Cine Trans Europe, 
en esta ocasión hacemos parada y fonda en Cork. 
Cork Film Festival será nuestro anfitrión en Irlanda.
 Dentro del programa comisariado por Cine Trans Europe, l’Alternativa propone dos títulos de realizadores españoles:

Pequeños ataques al corazón (Daniel Cuberta Touzón)
Dadda zeydam Brahim (Rocío Huertas)

Mexican filmmaker Nicolás Pereda returns to l’Alternativa with his latest feature film Perpetuum Mobile (Pereda’s first film ¿Dónde están sus historias? screened in competition at l’Alternativa 2007). Perpetuum Mobile is a remarkable film, eloquently raising questions about the nature of existence, and the absurdities and tragedies of contemporary life. Pereda’s short film Entrevista con la tierra is also in competition in the short film section of the festival. Perpetuum Mobile screens on Monday 16th November 2009, Entrevista con la tierra on Tuesday 17th November 2009.

“Trabajando en mi anterior documental, Trópico de Cáncer (2004), estuve en el desierto de San Luis Potosí con familias pobres que sobreviven sacando animales muertos del desierto y vendiendo las pieles de la fauna del lugar como serpientes y ratas. Al convivir con estas familias me di cuenta de lo importante que son los niños, pues siempre colaboran en algo. De ahí surgió mi inquietud de construir una pieza en la que se viera cómo los más pequeños son el motor generador que hace que las familias más pobres sigan adelante gracias a sus ganas de sobrevivir” comenta el director, Eugenio Polgovsky, desde Venecia.

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