A storm was coming | Anunciaron tormenta
España | 2020 | 71’| Cor | ESTREA EN GALICIA
Dirección/Direction: Javier Fernández Vázquez. Guión/Script: Javier Fernández Vázquez. Fotografía/Cinematography: Lati Maraña AEC., Javier Fernández Vázquez, José Luis Ndong Ona Andeme, Natalia Marín Sancho, María Gestoso García. Montaxe/Editing: Javier Fernández Vázquez. Son/Sound: Roberto Fernández. Produción/Production: Iván Pérez Ortega, Ruben Monsuy Ndong, José Luis Ndong Ona Andeme, Patricia Mejías Ramos.
In 1904, Ësáasi Eweera, the last native Bubi leader who opposed the Spanish rule at the current island of Bioko (Equatorial Guinea) was detained by colonial guards and forcefully taken to Santa Isabel, the colony’s capital. Imprisoned and fatally wounded, Eweera died three days later. His home village was burned down and most of its inhabitants disappeared.
Berlinale 2020. Forum
Documenta Madrid 2020.
Javier Fernández Vázquez is a filmmaker, anthropologist and visual culture researcher. In 2007 he directed his first work, Señales de Indiferencia, best international short film in the Valdivia IFF (Chile). In 2008, he founded with Luis López Carrasco and Natalia Marín Sancho the experimental and documentary film collective, Los Hijos. Their first feature-length film, Los Materiales (2010), won the Jean Vigo award to the best direction in Punto de Vista Pamplona IFF 2010 and a special mention in FIDMarseille 2010. Their films and video installations were selected by international film festivals and exhibited in contemporary art centres. In 2015, Javier began an academic career in Visual Culture. Anunciaron tormenta (2019) is his first solo feature-length film.