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“A Foresta e as árbores” arrives to Vigo

Cartabón bookshop will host the presentation of GEA's last publication on 10th of July

25/06/2019

The Audiovisual Studies Research Group will present in Vigo its last publication, A foresta e as árbores. Para unha historia do cinema en lingua galega (2). The event will take place on next Wednesday 10th of July at 20:30h in the Cartabón bookshop with the participation of Franciso Castro, director of Galaxia, as well as two of the book’s authors, Marta Pérez Pereiro and Xosé Nogueira.

The volume continues the study that was begun by Marcas na Paisaxe. Para unha historia do cinema en lingua galega (I), both texts linked to the R+D+i project “EUVOS. Intangible Cultural Heritage. For a European Programme for Subtitling in Non-Hegemonic languages”. Edited under the coordination of Margarita Ledo Andión, professor of Audiovisual Communication, the book creates, from the gaze of the eight participant researchers, a thematic itinerary to understand current Galician cinema.

«Outra volta a distinción dos capítulos vai cara a aspectos que pasan polo corpo, polos sentidos, polas marxes, e ten a ver coas propostas que os e as cineastas desenvolveron nas súas obras, obras de ficción por veces, documentais ou en pasaxe entre un e outro territorio as máis. Filmar o dó, filmar o velado, filmar o traballo, filmar a ollada, filmar a pantasma, filmar a tribo, filmar as pulsións canda o fóra de campo son as estacións que amplían esta viaxe que quereriamos longa e frutífera».

«Prefacio». Margarita Ledo Andión

In this way, the analyzed films, reflection of the diversity in last decades Galcian cinematography, advances from the duel for a world that is vanishing to the veiled —what is not talked about— in our history; from desire and its drifts to the need of filming the intimate and ourselves. It is, hence, a fundamental work to understand our own cinema, allowing to see the forest that is hidden among the fertile and plural leafiness of the trees.

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