“The Camino” director asks for sympathy for ending Mediterranean cemetery
Huelva, November 16 (EFE). – Cádiz director Jose Manuel Colon, who presented his film “El Camino” at the Ibero-American Film Festival in Huelva, today appealed for more sympathy among the population, as a way to try to prevent the Mediterranean from “continuing to be a cemetery”, Like a desert.
During a press conference to present the film, which was included in the Andalusian Talents section of the Huelva Festival, he said that the film delves into the migration from Africa to Europe through different stories, to through which the path of migration can be traced, through Nigeria. , Ghana, Mozambique, Uganda, Morocco, Tunisia, Mediterranean Sea, Spain, Italy and Belgium.
With this work, Kowloon concludes its so-called African trilogy, which also includes two documentaries, “Black and White Man’s Skin” and “Eva’s Apple”.
He explained that his idea as he approached this project was to “do a trilogy by continents” to conclude with what is considered “the most complete film” for him due to the number of countries in which it was recorded. .
He notes that the result is a documentary that talks about “resilience, resilience, adaptability and empathy”, values that are reflected in the testimonials told on “El Camino”.
“The time has come for more sympathy for people because at any time we may need help and not want them to leave us in the middle of the sea or the desert,” said Colon, who was with him in the virtual press. A talk by Father Kenneth Iloabuchi, the protagonist of one of the stories told in the tape, and Gerard Canals, director of Open Arms operations, whose work is also reflected in the documentary.
He noted that the film aims to reflect this reality through stories like Open Arms or Father Kenneth to show the faces “behind the many figures”. In this sense, Gerard Canals felt that Colon put “emphasis on the stories of these people so that the public can sympathize with them and live there from a personal point of view, not just cold numbers”.
The Open Arms COO noted that “for the people who take these trips it is important that people like José Manuel put the time and effort into making these documentaries because seeing all of this makes it clear why these things are happening. are happening and maybe we can sympathize. with something else, which in the end is the root of the problems. Lack of empathy, we look at our secret. “
In this edition, the Andalusian Talent Department benefits from the official collaboration between the Zenobia-Juan Ramón Jiménez Foundation and the Andalusian Association of Cinematographic Writers (Asecan), which supports cinematographic creativity in the Andalusian region.
Asecan members will be responsible for the production report of the award-winning production of Juan Ramón Jiménez. EFE