[eltdf_dropcaps type=”normal” color=”” background_color=””]T[/eltdf_dropcaps]he Guanajuato International Film Festival celebrates every edition with a theme that we explore through cinema and conferences. This year we have chosen a theme that’s very much present in our daily lives and even more in the 21st Century when the world has changed, possibly faster than anyone could have imagines and we face these new technologies that have become essential to our day-to-day activities faster than some have been able to learn to use them. We’ll be exploring the debate between those who believe that these new technologies unite us and give us the tools to build a better world (the integrated) and those who believe that these new technologies consume us and will eventually lead to our ruin (the apocalyptic). Cinema has always explored the future and we have some titles to involve you in that debate.
The Man Who Fell to Earth:
This film by Nicholas Roeg (director of The Witches) and starring the late David Bowie, tells the story of an alien in human form who comes to Earth seeking water for his planet and becomes involved in the world of financing. This socioeconomic satire will be screened at the Steps of the University of Guanajuato on Thursday July 28th at 11:00 pm.
Dear President Obama, the Clean Energy Revolution is Now:
This documentary explores how fast extreme energy extraction has grown (with methods such as “fracking”) and how they put many communities in the United States, namely those that live close to an oil rig, in harm’s way. It will be screened at Bellas Artes in San Miguel de Allende on Tuesday July 26th at 12:00 pm.
SEED, The Untold Story:
This documentary deals with what time has done to our agriculture and our seeds that are now controlled by chemical biotechnology companies. It will be screened at Bellas Artes in San Miguel de Allende on Monday July 25th at 12:00 pm.
For his part, Mr. Román Esqueda, General Director of Neural Research, will present a conference on Utopia: Apocalyptic and Integrated at Casa del Mayorazgo de la Canal in San Miguel de Allende on Saturday July 23rd at 11:00 am. This is where you’ll be able to involve yourselves in the debate, ask questions and listen to a man who has dealt with this topic through conferences and research on neuroscience, semiotics and rhetoric.
Don’t forget that these events are free of charge and open to all audiences, so be sure to arrive early to reserve seating.
More cinema please!
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