Proyección de película y discusión con el autor Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel
On 19 January 2021 at 2.00 p.m.,we will screen a documentary based on the life of Equatoguinean writer Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel. The documentary is titled “The Writer from a Country Without Bookstores” (dir.: Marc Serena), and has been nominated for 7 Goya awards. The screening of the film, in its original version (Spanish and Fá d’Ambô) with English subtitles, will be followed by a discussion with Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel.
Organization: Dr. Julia Borst
The event will take place as a videoconference via Zoom. To register please write an email to Dr. Julia Borst (firstname.lastname@example.org). The number of participants is limited to 100 persons.
Synopsis: Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel is the most translated writer from Equatorial Guinea but he had to flee the country in 2011, after going on a hunger strike against Teodoro Obiang’s dictatorship, the longest lasting in the world. Since then, he lives as a refugee in Spain, the former colonial power, where his work is largely ignored. He feels he has to travel back to his country despite of the risks, as he is one of the most prominent intellectuals against the regime. With him and his books we embark on a journey to one of the most isolated African countries.
With financial support by ForstA integriert.