The Fight for Artic
Direction: Andreas Ewels
Production: Norbert Porta
Location: Pólo Norte, Noruega, Alasca e Russia
The Arctic ice is retreating due to climate change. The region’s once inaccessible raw materials have caught the attention of major world powers. Countries like the USA, Russia and China are positioning themselves, scouting out the land and securing the best sites for getting their hands on the raw materials. The animals of the Arctic are also having to fight - for their survival. Russia already has an ultra-modern nuclear-powered icebreaker in operation. The Norwegian company Statoil is conducting test drilling with its cutting-edge rig "Songa Enabler," which was designed especially for the Arctic; it’s the most northerly drilling operation in the world. Norway hopes to discover vast natural wealth in the Arctic. But the borders in the Arctic have not yet been set, and a war over resources is always a distinct danger. For the animals of the Arctic, including seals and polar bears, the melting sea ice is also having drastic consequences. They’re losing their habitats and their search for food is becoming increasingly difficult. In addition, the rubbish that is piling up in the Arctic only degrades very slowly and it’s poisoning the animals....
Direction: Andreu Signes
Production: Miguel Arraiz García
Location: Espanha, EUA
What do the two most important ephemeral art events in the world have in common, and what do they have differently? The Fallas from Valencia, with more than a century of tradition, have conserved and evolved their origins over time. Much of its social fabric works throughout the year to get their art and satire on the street, with the only sense to burn it later. An annual ritual of renewal exercise at the spring equinox. At the end of summer, 10,000 kilometers away and in the middle of the desert, stands Black Rock City, the second largest city in the state of Nevada formed by 80,000 people and that volatilizes after a week. There is room for such an eclectic artistic event, Burning Man, with firm principles of community and disinterested participation. His works of art are also set on fire. I'M Burning is a trip. A connection between two cultures through fire. The shared life adventure of two Valencian artists, Miguel Arraiz and David Moreno, who with their principles and concerns, will establish bridges between the two events. In the background, an inner voice, that of Crimson Rose,...
The Fantastic Hidalgo of the Pontic Steppe
Direction: Javier Alcaine
Production: Ángel Baviano
Location: Algéria, Marrocos e Reino Unido
History is not written once for all. "The Fantastic Hidalgo of the Pontic Steppe" is a documentary that raises an unpublished hypothesis, that could well give return to the history of the Spanish narrative: And if before Cervantes already existed a Quixote previous, with the roots nailed? The night of history and in a remote and unexpected place? "The Fantastic Hidalgo of the Pontic Steppe" is the result of a deep and rigorous research on the subject in which the production has enjoyed the active participation of numerous personalities from the world of philology, history and Cervantes studies. The action takes place to a large extent in the real scenarios to which the inquiries about the true origin of ... "ingenious gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha ...". This is a story that begins in Timbuktu and takes place in different parts of the world, starting from an intense journalistic and linguistic investigation thanks to which it has been possible to locate the house in which the manuscript that would demonstrate that Miguel de Cervantes did not create his best-known novel but was inspired, copied or plagiarized a...