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Catalunya Nord, la llengua enyorada [North Catalonia, the missed Language]
Based on the project of the UNESCO Chair on Cultural and Linguistic Diversity The Last Catalan-Native Speakers in North Catalonia (French Catalonia) and their Verbal Culture (2015-2018)
Directors: Eugeni Casanova and David Valls
Executive Producers: Sergi Sala
TVC Executive Producer: Jordi Ambròs
Filming : Tània Ribas i Eduard Miguel
Editing: Eduard Miguel
Audio post-production: Grau Bardulet
Linguistic Advice: Ignasi Oliver
Cast: Georges Balaguer, Antoine Batlló, Miquel Batlló, Joan Daniel Bezsonoff, Enric Billes, Jean-Michel Blanc, Esteve Bonet, Mathilde Canal, François Cardeusi, Lucien Carrère, Bernat Casals, Azalaïs Codina, Ermengol Codina, Isidore Cros, Denis Escach, Yves Escape, Clémence Fabre, Françoise Fabre, Pierre Fabre, Gigi Figueres, Marcel Figueres, Jean-Paul Foxonet, Daniela Grau, Ilyes Jorio, Roger Majoral, Károly Morvay, Pere Mateu…
Synopsis: Documentary that travels across all the villages of North Catalonia looking for native Catalan speakers, that is, speakers who acquired the Catalan language at home naturally. From this research come a series of interviews in which you can listen to people talking in Roussillon, Capcinès, Vallespirenc, Cerdà and Occitan-Catalan transitional speeches. You can appreciate these varieties of Catalan, as well as feel what life was like in North Catalonia explained by its protagonists.
Musical sound Recording
Produced by: Buenos Aires: Editorial Wichi Lhomet
This is a book with ten illustrated Wichi songs and a CD with the same songs performed by a Wichi Musical Group “Las voces de sip’ohi”, made up by some teachers of the CIFMA and associated musicians.
This material form part of the Project “Talleres de producción colectiva de la EiB” of the CIFMA and the CONICET, coordinated by Camilo Ballena and Virginia Unamuno.
La dansa dels esperits [Dance of Ghosts]
Based on the work El sistema mèdic d’una societat africana: els evuzok del Camerun [The health system in an African society: the Evuzok of Cameroon] by Lluís Mallart (Biblioteca Càtedra UNESCO; 1), Ricardo Íscar directed an ethnographic documentary.
Video presentation (TV3 video library): http://www.tv3.cat/videos/3347710/Dansa-alsesperits (5/02/2011)
Director: Ricardo Íscar
Script: Ricardo Íscar i Daria Esteva
Photography: Ricardo Íscar
Production: Daria Esteva i Pere Portabella
Executive Producer TVC: Jordi Ambròs
Anthropologist: Lluís Mallart
Produced by Únicamente Severo and Films 59 in cooperation with Televisió de Catalunya (TVC) and with the cooperation of Institut Català de les Indústries Culturals (Catalan Institute of Cultural Industries). The documentary is supported by the European Union MEDIA Programme.
2010 (Premiere in Barcelona, Verdi Park cinema, June 17 2010). A version of the documentary was shown as part of the programme ‘El documental’ on Canal 33, February 4 2011.
Rebroadcast on February 10 2011
Participation in sixteen national and international festivals in 2010, including:
— 39th International Film Festival Rotterdam (Rotterdam, Holland, from January 27 to February 7 2010)
— 13th Spanish Film Festival of Malaga (Malaga, Spain, April 17-24 2010)
— 12th Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema- BAFICI 2010 (Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 7- 8 2010)
— 2nd Beach Festival du Documentaire Les Rencontres u Film Documentaire de Kribi (Kribi, Cameroon, July 10- 17 2010)
— 24th Pämu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival (Pämu, Estonia, July 11- 25 2010)
— 53rd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film – DOK Leipzig (Leipzig, Germany, October, 18-24 2010)
East Timor music and sounds
Produced by the Cultural Association AUDILAB with the cooperation of the ERTZ ARTE GUNEA Association and the suport of CAMSTL, Arte Moris from Timor and the UNESCO Chair (Institut d’Estudis Catalans).
Year of release: 2010