Synopsis of the documentary
Between the years 1924 and 1926, the American photographer Ruth Matilda Anderson travelled twice to Galicia accompanied by his father Alfred, who was a photographer himself, by appointment of the Hispanic Society of America, foundation directed by Archer Huntington.
During her visit to Galicia Ruth took about 5500 pictures of great quality and, as some experts state, no other work from those times can be compared to it.
Our documentary The journey of Ruth tries to reminisce about this trip almost 100 years after, making a Galician photographer, Xosé Reigosa visit some of the most important places she portrayed, trying, if it is possible, to take a similar shot in each occasion and testing how Galicia has changed over the years. The target is providing evidence above all of a fundamental change: the change from a rural society to a mostly urban one.
Apart from this, we interview different experts in the field of culture who will broaden our knowledge on photography and the Galicia of those years.
Recreations of different moments of the journey performed by the Asociación vecinal Liga Santballesa de Vilalba Residents Association and the Aula de Teatro del Ayuntamiento de Sarria Theatre Workshop.
This documentary is being produced by the Asociación Cultural Dous Punto Oito Association, with no profit motive in mind or public funds, reason why we are asking for your help to finish it.
To make the reward more attractive we will provide you with the poster of the documentary, a painting made especially for the occasion by the renowned painter from Lugo: Quique Bordel printed on a special paper to provide you with a copy also signed by the authors of the documentary.
We will also print T-shirts with the painting.
The production company of this documentary is Asociación Cultural Dous Punto Oito association with no profit motive in mind aiming at the diffusion of the Galician audiovisual arts among its social ends.
The director, Jaime Pardo Valdés is a photographer and produces documentaries. He directed or produced documentaries such as: ”El Mariscal Pardo de Cela: Leyenda, Mito y Realidad” (Marshal Pardo de Cela: Legend, Myth and Reality), ” Lembranzas da Escola, recordos da infancia” (School memories, childhood memories), “DE LVCVS a LUGO, 2000 años de historia” (FROM LVCVS to LUGO, 2000 years of History), ”Villanueva de Oscos es…” (Villanueva de Oscos is…), and ”O percebeiro que liberó Paris” (The barnacle fisher who liberated Paris).
The host, Xosé Reigosa, is a photographer and documentary maker and his last projects have been: ”Entre Marbella and Torremolinos, imaxes de manicomio” (Between Marbella and Torremolinos, madhouse images), ”A muralla cohabitada” (The cohabited Wall), ”A Chocolateira” (The chocolate girl) and *”O piloto” (The Pilot).
The scripwriter "María Vázquez López", is graduated in Geography and History. Her lastest work as a scripwriter is "Amanece Despejado", of Catrobé Films, whereby has won differents prizes and national and intenational mentions.
The soundtrack is by Arturo Vaquero, musical composer awarded with a Mestre Mateo award, and a nomination for the Goya Awards for his cinematographic works.
Destination of the funds
Although the documentary is almost finished as regards shooting, we need your help to finish that shooting, to edit, to have a soundtrack, to subtitle in different languages and to carry out some promotion in different national and international festivals.
The premier of the documentary will take place around the middle of September in the Festival de Cine de Autor de Lugo (Author-Cinema Festival of Lugo)
The rewards will be ready at the beginnings of September before the official premier.
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