Equatorial Guinea became independent from Spain fifty years ago. This film explores the country through the words of Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel, its best-known writer and intellectual. He has lived in exile near Barcelona since 2011 and is now one of the leading voices against the decades-long dictatorship of Teodoro Obiang. In this corner of Africa, invisible victims of Franco’s dictatorship are still suffering the consequences of two centuries of colonial domination.
Marc Serena is a filmmaker and writer. He cordirected the feature Tchindas (2015) and wrote the books La vuelta de los 25, ¡Esto no es africano! and Microcatalunya. In 2018 he codirected the documentary Peces de agua dulce (en agua salada), which won prizes at the Premios Zapping and Premios de la Academia de Televisión this year.