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A conversation with Héctor Abad, Daniela Abad, Fernando Trueba and Javier Cámara

How an unforgettable memory became a book, a documentary and a feature film.

Conversation between Héctor Abad Faciolince, the author of \"El olvido que seremos\", a novel based on memories of his father, his daughter Daniela, who produced \"Letter to a Shadow\", a documentary in search of evidence and images about her Grandfather, the Spanish filmmaker Fernando Trueba, who directed the feature film \"Forgotten We'll Be\", which was selected for the 2020 Cannes Film Festival and premiered in San Sebastian, and Javier Cámara, leading actor in the film. 

What is real and what is fiction in trying to faithfully reproduce reality? The conversation aims to play through various real and artistic forms of one's own and others' experience.   

The guests are switched on live from Colombia and Spain. \"El olvido que seremos\" (Eng. “Oblivion” published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in the USA), sold over 250,000 copies in Spanish. It pays homage to a courageous human rights activist and defender of hygiene standards in the slums. In 1987 he was shot dead on the street.

The conversation will take place in Spanish and will be simultaneously translated into German.



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Héctor Abad Faciolince

Daniela Abad Lombana

Fernando Trueba

Javier Cámara

Nicole Witt

Marifé Boix García