“THE TREES”

WORKSHOP MENTOR FILM / DOKUMA CROSSBORDER

“Arboles”, 2013, Spain, ’71

Director: Colectivo Los Hijos, Luís López Carrasco, Natalia Marín Sancho, Javier Fernández Vázquez

Screenwriter: Colectivo Los Hijos, Luís López Carrasco, Natalia Marín Sancho, Javier Fernández Vázquez

Cinematography: Colectivo Los Hijos

SYNOPSIS:

The triptych begins in Guinea, in search of the oral legends and history of a people who resisted colonialism in very peculiar ways. This is followed by a hot afternoon, clammy and unsettling, spent by a family shut away in what seems to be an apartment on the outskirts of Madrid. And it ends with a couple who talk, trying to face the challenges of a complicated present with few perspectives for the future. Using an essay style and letting themselves be carried along by a productive free association of ideas, Los Hijostrace a journey thought the different ways in which the human being deals with what is built around him.

DIRECTOR:

COLECTIVO LOS HIJOS

Los Hijos audiovisual collective formed in september 2008 by Javier Fernández Vázquez (1980), Luis López Carrasco (1981) and Natalia Martín Sancho (1982). They work in Madrid, Spain. Filmography: The Sun on the Quince of The Sun, It’s coming, hold on, spray me, kill me, Circus, Summer Afternoon, Evacuation, The Materiales, January, New Madrid, Trees.

WORKSHOP MENTOR:

NATALIA MARIN SANCHO

Zaragoza, 1982. Video artist and teacher. Holder of a degree in Audiovisual Communication from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, in 2008 she founded experimental film collective Los Hijos together with Javier Fernández Vázquez and Luis López Carrasco. Her work has appeared regularly at international festivals and art centers including MUSAC, Guggenheim Bilbao, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and the Anthology Film Archives in New York. She has also taken part in group exhibitions at Tabakalera Centro Internacional de Cultura Contemporánea, PhotoEspaña, and La Casa Encendida, among others. As a teacher, she is currently working at the Escuela Internacional de San Antonio de Baños (Cuba), and the Círculo de Bellas Artes and ECAM film school in Madrid.