In 1904, Ësáasi Eweera, the last native Bubi leader who opposed the Spanish rule at the current island of Bioko (Equatorial Guinea) was detained by colonial guards and forcefully taken to Santa Isabel, the colony’s capital. Imprisoned and fatally wounded, he died three days later. His home village was burned down and most of its inhabitants disappeared. An incomplete record of those events is classified in Spain’s General Administration Archive. Meanwhile, some native oral accounts have survived and opposed the Spanish official version. A storm was coming tries to reflect on the gaps, silences, contradictions and falsehoods that colonial history is usually built upon.
Presented by the director and part of the artistic team 5/05/2021
Javier Fernández Vázquez
He is a film director and researcher. After studying Audiovisual Communication at the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU) he graduated in Film Directing at ECAM. In 2008 he founded, together with Luis López Carrasco and Natalia Marín Sancho, the Los Hijos collective, with which he was awarded at Punto de Vista and to whom the Mar del Plata Festival dedicated a retrospective. Anunciaron tormenta is his first solo feature film.
Filmography: Anunciaron tormenta (2020), Karaoke España (curt, codirigit, 2015), Árboles (codirigit, 2013, D'A 2014), Evacuación (curt, codirigit, 2012), Circo (codirigit, 2010), Los materiales (codirigit, 2010), El sol en el sol del membrillo (curt, codirigit, 2008), Señales de indiferencia (curt, 2007)