SINCE THE WORLD WAS WORLD
A documentary by Günter Schwaiger , HD, colour, 5.1. , 103 min.
CINEMA RELEASE IN GERMANY: 20th of October, 2016
Cinema Release Oberösterreich, 17th of January 2017
- MENCIÓN DE HONOR Festival Internacional de Cine Verde Barichara/Colombia 2015
- CINE VERDE AWARD World Premieres Film Festival Philippines 2015
- Nominated HWF AWARD - DOK Leipzig 2015
Gonzalo is a farmer who lives with his family in a village in Ribera del Duero in northern Castile in central Spain. The ancient, wise tradition of producing the food they eat, from the slaughter of a pig to their own wine, has worked very well for them at this time of crisis in Spain. The village is also scarred by factory closures and unemployment, while small farmers suffer from the conditions continually imposed by the food industry.
Sowing and harvest, like fiestas and customs, mark the annual cycle with its many difficulties and problems, but also its joys and satisfaction.
“SINCE THE WORLD WAS WORLD” is a portrayal of the other Spain, less familiar, struggling to survive in the villages between tradition and the crisis.
The film is also understood as homage to simple things, the natural, and the refreshing rebellion of living wisdom.
CINEMA RELEASE IN SPAIN: 09-10-2015
CINEMA RELEASE IN AUSTRIA: 20-05-2016
CINEMA RELEASE IN GERMANY: 20-10-2016
CINEMA RELEASE IN OBERÖSTERREICH: 17-01-2017
- Worldpremiere: DocumentaMadrid 2015, Spain (International competition)
- ECOZINE Zaragoza 2015, Spain
- WORLD PREMIERES FILM FESTIVAL PHILIPPINES, Manila 2015
- FESTIVER, Festival Internacional de Cine Verde Barichara 2015, Colombia
- HOFER FILMTAGE, Oct. 15, Germany, http://hofer-filmtage.com/en/
- VIENNALE, Oct. 15, Austria, http://www.viennale.at/en
- DOK Leipzig, Okt.-Nov. 15, Germany, http://www.dok-leipzig.de/en#&panel1-1
- ESPIELLO, Int. Festival de Documental Etnográfico, April 2016, Spain, http://www.espiello.com/
- BOLZANO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, April 2016, Italy, http://filmfestival.bz.it
- CINEMA PLANETA INT. FILM FESTIVAL, April 2016, Mexico, http://www.cinemaplaneta.org/index.php/es/
- Muestra de Cine Documental Burgos, España, 2016
- FINCA Buenos Aires IFF, Argentina, 2016
- Festival "DER NEUE HEIMATFILM", Freistadt, Austria, 2016
- Festival "Walser Herbst", Austria 2016
- Film Festival Radstadt, Austria, 2016
- Cinema Release Germany: 20th October 2016