The “I Mostra de Cinema pola Paz e la Nonviolencia”, CINEMABEIRO, has been presented this September 29, 2020 at the City Hall of A Coruña.
Organized by Mundo sen Guerras e sen Violencia in collaboration with 16 associations and social groups, the sponsorship of the EMALCSA Foundation and the collaboration of the A Coruña City Council, it will be held on October 2, 3 and 4 using two formats: Online talks and face-to-face screenings in the La Domus building in A Coruña.
María Núñez, programming director of CINEMABEIRO, pointed out as objectives of the Mostra the "social awareness and denunciation of growing conflicts and give a voice to people of the culture of non-violence".
Yoya Neira, Councilor for Social Welfare of the A Coruña City Council, stressed that “A Coruña will be a benchmark for respect and construction of human rights through culture”.
According to its organizers, “CINEMABEIRO was born from the need to create an event dedicated to promoting, reflecting on and discussing Human Rights, not only in the city of A Coruña but also in Galicia.
A very important tool to report and make violence visible
The cinema is a very important tool to denounce and make visible the violence exerted on our rights. It is a window that puts us in contact with other realities; a vengeful speaker who mobilizes us and facilitates our understanding of the world from the commitment to human rights. "
And they continue to explain:
“CINEMABEIRO is a platform for the dissemination of another type of cinema, with a clear social orientation, which aims to bring the public closer to issues such as job insecurity, emigration, gender violence, climate change, equality and inclusion.
CINEMABEIRO, aims to be a specialized Festival
The 1st edition of CINEMABEIRO will become a showcase for the best Human Rights cinema, offering a careful selection of recent feature films and short films, with a wide range of the best festivals in the world.
In this first edition of the “Mostra Internacional de Cinema pola Paz Cinemabeiro” it has in its program four feature films, sixteen shorts and five discussion tables that, due to the COVID-19 crisis, will be held online, with the participation of speakers NGOs and collaborating associations addressing the problems of the following groups:
- The difficulty of living in exile and the right to migrate
- Feminism and motherhood: questioning the heteropatriarchal reproductive system
- The right to education for people with functional and mental disabilities, mental disorders and at risk of social exclusion
- Climate change and the deterioration of democracy as great threats to our planet
- Sex discrimination, greater stigmatization of people at risk of social exclusion
It will be completed with several radio interviews with inclusive producers, carried out from the association of parents of people with cerebral palsy (ASPACE) Coruña in its program 'La radio de los Gatos'. "
CINEMABEIRO, for Mundo sen Guerres e sen Violencia, is part of the campaign this year + Peace + Nonviolence - Nuclear Weapons which is celebrated on a planetary level with a multitude of activities between September 21, 2020 until October 2, 2020.