8 February 2011

Walkers (Caminantes, 60”, 2002, in Spanish)

8 February 2011; 18:30-20:30

D502, Clement House, LSE, Houghton Street, WC2A 2AE

Fernando León de Aranoa, Spanish award-winning Spanish screenwriter and film director, presents Walkers (Caminantes, 60”, 2002, in Spanish).

It’s the winter of 2001 and the life of a small indigenous village in the heart of the Purepeche plateau is disturbed when news arrive that the march called by the Zapatista Liberation Army is going to cross its dirt paved streets on their way to Mexico City.

The authorities commission the school master to write a speech to greet the caravan, the children rehearse a play that they will put on for the visitors, the music band begins to rehearse the songs that will hail their arrival…and with all these arrangements, a political debate starts in the community. Meanwhile, somewhere on the road, Subcomandante Marcos, the invisible leader of the Zapatista movement, talks about this particular journey and the longer one they started eighteen years before.

After the film, there will be a Question and Answer session with Fernando León de Aranoa (TBC), director of this film, and Luz Muñoz, curator and researcher on audiovisual arts.

For more information about the work of Fernando León de Aranoa, see this web site (in Spanish).|