Equatorial Guinea won its independence from Spain 50 years ago, one of the most renowned episodes of Francisco Franco’s dictatorship. This small African country now lives under the rule of Teodoro Obiang, one of the world’s longest-lasting and most repressive dictatorships. Bocamandja is a theater company established in 2005. They have staged some 40 works and become one of the country’s main cultural institutions. “We’re just getting started,” says Recaredo Buturu, the company’s director. This short film takes viewers inside their rehearsals, and ends up telling a story of its own.
Direction: Marc Serena
Production: Fora de quadre
Language: Original Version (Spanish)
Length: 14 min
Double screening with DIOM and followed by a talk with Rosa Cardús and Lucía Andújar