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“100 Days of Solitude” premieres in London

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10.29.2018

The EDP Foundation is sponsoring the premiere in London of the documentary “100 Days of Solitude”. The work, which is directed by and stars José Díaz will be screened on November 1 at BAFTA (London Piccadilly) as part of the EDP Foundation's support for common sustainable development. 

The iconic venue, where the BAFTA awards are held every year, was the setting chosen for the European premiere. The evening will include a chat with José Díaz and José María Morales, the producer from Wanda Films who is responsible for the film. Guests will also enjoy a tasting of Asturian gastronomy. Tickets are on sale here.

Talking about this European premiere, Diaz stated that “this is a dream come true, not only for the experience itself, but because this humble work is raising awareness. Being at the Royal Academy, which is such an emblematic place, and for this film to be shown as an example of how life can be lived in a much more respectful and friendly way with nature is a privilege and an honour”. He also stressed that “this project is a humble tribute to simple living, honesty and love for life. Also to the inhabitants of Caleao, a tiny Asturian mountain village, and to a brother lost years ago”.

For the producer, José María Morales, “it is a pleasure and an honour to hold the European premiere, after Spain, of my production 100 Days of Solitude at the prestigious BAFTA in London, thanks to the collaboration and effective initiative of Paul Lister of TENT (The European Nature Trust) and also to have the support of the EDP Foundation. I am confident that this film and its screening at BAFTA will help to make this wonderful corner of Asturias, the Redes Natural Park, which is also a Biosphere Reserve, better known in the United Kingdom”. The producer of the documentary emphasised his satisfaction “because the funds raised from this premiere will go to the Brown Bear Foundation, which has been working for more than 25 years on conserving the brown bear in northern Spain”.

In 2015, Díaz was filmed over a hundred days in the Redes Natural Park in Asturias with four cameras, while he lived in a hut surviving only on the nature around him.

The documentary portrays Diaz travelling through unique landscapes and also captures the protected flora and fauna in the Redes area. The piece delivers a message about the possibility of living in today's world without technology, as a way of reflecting on modern civilisation in a way that has connected with audiences in Asturias, Spain and, now, the United Kingdom. El trailer, which is subtitled in English, is available here.

The event is organised by The European Nature Trust (TENT) and all proceeds will go to the Brown Bear Foundation as a means of protecting the Cantabrian brown bear and restoring its habitat.

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