The film “As Old as the World”, directed by Nayra and Javier Sanz Fuentes, has been projected at Carleton Collage University in Minneapolis. The event was framed within the course “The contemporary Spanish Fictional Essay”, which was developed in the university during the winter semester, and in which, in addition to the presence of Nayra Sanz Fuentes, other authors were invited, such as Abu Ali / Toni Serra, co-director of the OVNI project (Unidentified video observatory); Pau Faus, director of the film “Alcaldesa”, and Elías León Siminiani, director of “Map”.
The short film “Yet another day”, directed by Nayra Sanz Fuentes, will participate in “Mentalizarse. Mental Illness at the Movies.” After the screening of two short films there will be a roundtable held by Emiliano Allende (Director of Film Week Medina del Campo), Jonathan Martin (Technical of the Benito Menni Hospital Center and director of the short film “Panic”) and Nayra Sanz Fuentes. The purpose is to reflect on the social perception of mental illness and to try to approach people to this type of situations that tend to be surrounded by prejudices and stereotypes.
The meeting will be Thursday, October 9 at 7.00 pm at Bodegas Prado Rey (VI National Highway, 172 km, Rueda (Valladolid).
“The Building” was screened at the summer course “IV Territories and Borders”of the University of el País Vasco. It was very nice to have a presentation of the film and to discuss with students after the screening.
It was a very rewarding experience and we hope that the course will last for many years!