DOCSBARCELONA - International Documentary Film Festival

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Xtra

Meet the Masters

Xtra is structure into two major sections: master classes and documentary screenings.

This year, the four scheduled discussions will be held in the auditorium of La Pedrera of Caixa Catalunya. These are: 7 plans 7 will be featuring cameraman and director Josep Maria Domènech; the master class by Slovak director Peter Kerekes; the Off-line session of the project Història d'una francesa i d'un torero by Miquel Àngel Raió and a case study of Barraques. La ciutat oblidada presented by the film's directors Alonso Carnicer and Sara Grimal and researcher Miracle Tous.

Xtra also features a number of screenings that are interesting for their treatment or their meaning with a joint sessions, with Con Sandra, by Raúl Cuevas, and Immersió, by Neus Ballús, and with the Jospeh Morder’s magnificent J’aimerais partager le printemps avec quelqu’un, programmed by two young documentary film critics and filmmakers, Miquel Martí Freixas and Anna Petrus. Moreover, this year we will be kicking off a new block titled Focus on: Italy, where we will be exploring Italy’s most recent productions. Held within the framework of the DocsBarcelona Festival, this focus event forms part of a schedule of activities organized in cooperation with Catalan Films & TV. Lastly, this year, DocsBarcelona will be hosting the screenings of the two TV3 Awards 2009: The Coca Cola Case, by directors Germán Gutiérrez and Carmen García, and Imma Serra’s Calidoscopi. 41,2ºN-1,8ºE.

Calidoscopi. 41,2ºN-1,8ºE (TV3 Awards) [+]More information

Imma Serra Maroto

Who has never allowed his/her imagination to run wild while observing others from a corner? Imma Serra is captivated by the small gestures, by the glances, by the intuited exchanges. By all of those things that we do when no one else is paying attention.

Sessions
Date Time Venue Language tickets
06-02-2010 17:30 Cinemes Casablanca Kaplan
Q&A with director
VO *

(*) Tickets only in box office

(**) Free Admission

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Con Sandra [+]More information

Raúl Cuevas

Raúl Cuevas interviews his mother to gain insight into the life experience of his sister with Down syndrome, and explores the impact of his sister’s birth on the family’s future.

Sessions
Date Time Venue Language tickets
06-02-2010 16:30 Cinemes Verdi Park
Q&A with director. Double bill Con Sandra + Immersió
VOS Eng *

(*) Tickets only in box office

(**) Free Admission

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A case study: Barraque. La ciutat oblidada [+]More information

Directors Sara Grimal and Alonso Carnicer and researcher Miracle Tous will offer a case study in which they will explain the research, production and filming process of this outstanding documentary film.

Sessions
Date Time Venue Language tickets
05-02-2010 17:00 Auditori de La Pedrera de Caixa Catalunya
Catalá **

(*) Tickets only in box office

(**) Free Admission

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Hair India (Focus on: Italy) [+]More information

Raffaelle Brunetti & Marco Leopardi

Every day in India 40,000 pilgrims donate their hair to the god Kubera in a ritual of purification. Today this hair has become an extraordinary economic resource and thousands of locks find their way into the world’s leading manufacturer of extensions in Italy.

Sessions
Date Time Venue Language tickets
04-02-2010 19:45 Cinemes Casablanca Kaplan
Q&A with directors
VOS Cat / VOS Eng *

(*) Tickets only in box office

(**) Free Admission

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Housing (Focus on: Italy) [+]More information

Federica di Giacomo

For over twenty years in Bari no new social housing has been assigned and three thousand families are on the waiting list. A silent war has broken out in which squatters lay siege to the lodgings of anyone that leaves home for a few hours too many.

Sessions
Date Time Venue Language tickets
04-02-2010 21:45 Cinemes Casablanca Kaplan
Q&A with director
VOS Cast / VOS Eng *

(*) Tickets only in box office

(**) Free Admission

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Immersió [+]More information

Neus Ballús

Discover the fascinating life of the aquatic creatures who frequently submerge themselves in the warm waters of a local swimming pool. A descent into the emotional depths of the individual.

Sessions
Date Time Venue Language tickets
06-02-2010 16:30 Cinemes Verdi Park
Q&A with director. Double bill Immersió + Con Sandra
VOS Eng *

(*) Tickets only in box office

(**) Free Admission

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J'aimerais partager le printemps avec quelqu'un [+]More information

Joseph Morder

We have teamed with two young documentary film critics and filmmakers, Miquel Martí Freixas and Anna Petrus, who will be bringing us three months in the life of director Joseph Morder, who made a diary-film entirely shot with the camera of a cell phone. A film that discovers the potential of a new cinematic language.

Sessions
Date Time Venue Language tickets
05-02-2010 21:50 Cinemes Casablanca Kaplan
Q&A with director
VOS Cat / VOS Eng *

(*) Tickets only in box office

(**) Free Admission

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Master Class by Josep M. Domènech [+]More information

Catalan cameraman Josep M. Domènech will select 7 shots or scenes from his career to explain his perspective and understanding of the audiovisual language.

Sessions
Date Time Venue Language tickets
05-02-2010 19:00 Auditori de La Pedrera de Caixa Catalunya
Catalá **

(*) Tickets only in box office

(**) Free Admission

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Master Class by Peter Kerekes - CANCEL SESSION [+]More information

The Master Class will be moderated by Tue Steen Müller, who described the young filmmaker as “one of Europe’s most talented, innovative and promising directors”.

Sessions
Date Time Venue Language tickets
04-02-2010 19:00 Auditori de La Pedrera de Caixa Catalunya
With simultaneous translation to Catalan
English **

(*) Tickets only in box office

(**) Free Admission

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Oceano dentro (Focus on: Italy) [+]More information

Sergio Damiani & Juliane R. Biasi

The film tells the the story of Pier Giannis’ journey across the Atlantic together with other men and women who, as well as Pier, suffer from mental illness. For the first time, Pier is able to deal openly with his illness.

Sessions
Date Time Venue Language tickets
04-02-2010 18:00 Cinemes Casablanca Kaplan
Q&A with Co-director Juliane Biasi
VOS Cat / VOS Eng *

(*) Tickets only in box office

(**) Free Admission

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Off-line: Història d'una princesa i d'un torero [+]More information

Miguel Àngel Raió

A debate session, where participants will view an off-line version of a film that is still in production.

Sessions
Date Time Venue Language tickets
04-02-2010 17:00 Auditori de La Pedrera de Caixa Catalunya
Catalá **

(*) Tickets only in box office

(**) Free Admission

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The Coca-Cola Case (TV3 Awards) [+]More information

Germán Gutiérrez, Carmen García

Directors Germán Gutierrez and Carmen Garcií present a searing indictment of the Coca-Cola Empire, one of America’s stellar icons, and its alleged kidnapping, torture and murder of union leaders trying to improve working conditions in Colombia, Guatemala and Turkey.

Sessions
Date Time Venue Language tickets
04-02-2010 18:00 Cinemes Verdi Park
Q&A with directors
VOS Cat / VOS Eng *

(*) Tickets only in box office

(**) Free Admission

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