CDAR Works-in-Progress Series: Arturo “Chico” Pereira with “Donkeyote”

Thursday November 19, 7 PM
Work in Progress Screening in Studio A (Communications 130)
Followed by discussion and potluck in Communications 139
* Please bring something to eat or drink

Manolo leads a simple life in Southern Spain and has two loves in life: his donkey “Gorrion” (“Sparrow”) and the freedom of wandering through Nature. Already in his seventies, Manolo still dreams with taking long walks with Gorrión, and has something in mind. But Manolo’s plan will shock his daughter and become a sort of Quixotesque endeavour. Ultimately, Manolo’s quest goes beyond extravaganza to become a reflection on the relationship between man and animals.


Chico Pereira (Almadén, Spain, 1979) studied Environmental Sciences in Córdoba before going to Scotland to study Film and Photography (BA) at the Edinburgh Napier University. His first feature-length documentary film, PABLO’S WINTER (2012), received prestigious awards at DOK Leipzig, IDFA and Full Frame amongst others, as well as been selected for the opening night of the 2013 Documentary Fortnight at MoMA-New York. Currently Chico is undertaking a PhD program in Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Chico has a special interest in new visions and approaches for ethnographic and documentary filmmaking, especially regarding the use of performance, acting improvisation techniques and narrative within the documentary genre. DONKEYOTE (in post-production) is his second feature length project.

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