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Gorria (film) -MADDI BARBER

3 November, 2023 - 20:00

ATRAVIESAME © Andrea Ganuza

ATRAVIESAME © Andrea Ganuza
ATRAVIESAME © Andrea Ganuza


Portrait of livestock farming that lists each process and action that takes place between farmers and their animals.

Entrails, a flock of sheep, spring. Pigeons cooing and songs with closed mouths. Vultures, bones, flowers and many hands. Hands that feed, milk, caress, shear, film, hands that kill. Hands that inhabit the doubts and contradictions of how other species are handled.​


16 mm film. 

22 min.​​

Maddi Barber (Valle de Arce, 1988) graduated in audiovisual communication and has a master’s degree in visual anthropology from Manchester University. Her films have been screened at festivals including Visions du Réel, San Sebastián (Zabaltegi), FidMarseille, Curtocircuito, Zinebi, Ji.hlava, Porto Post Doc and Las Palmas. They have also been shown at Museo Artium, Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, DA2 Domus Artium, Museo Oteiza and La Panera. Between 2018 and 2019, she created a diptych with one short and one medium-length film (592 metroz goiti and Urpean Lurra) on the effect of the Itoiz reservoir on the region of the Valle de Arce in Navarre. In 2019, she won the X-FILMS project of the Punto de Vista festival with which she made the short film Gorria, which won awards at festivals such as Documenta Madrid. In 2018, she created the production company Pirenaika, with which she has produced her own works (Urpean Lurra, 2019; Gorria, 2020; Paraíso, 2021) as well as those of other filmmakers. She is currently working on her first feature film, Claros de bosque, as part of the NOKA (Tabakalera) filmmaker support programme.