Next Wednesday at 7pm, Casa América is calling for a dialogue entitled From the Book to the Cinema, in which the film El olvido que seremos (The Oblivion We Will Be), directed by Fernando Trueba and played by Javier Cámara, will be screened.
After the welcome speech by Antonio Pérez-Hernández, general director of Casa de América, and Carolina Barco Isakson, Colombian ambassador to Spain, Héctor Abad Faciolince, writer, and the director and protagonist of the film will take part in the event. Based on the book of the same name, El olvido que seremos is a film about a good man, Héctor Abad Gómez, a prominent doctor and human rights activist in the polarised and violent Medellín of the 1970s. The story tells the life of the doctor, a father who cared for both his children and the children of the underprivileged classes. The setting is the house, where one breathes the vitality and creativity characteristic of an education based on tolerance and love. Nothing suggests that a terrible cancer will end the life of one of his beloved daughters. The sadness and anger for the loss of an exceptional being, will lead Hector to give himself, with all his soul, to the cause of opening his eyes to an intolerant society that not only does not listen to him, but also perseguirá́ until he is silenced. The session will be recorded and can be seen on the YouTube channel of Casa de América. Seating for 50 people. It will be broadcast live on Twitter and YouTube. Register here.