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by Isaki Lacuesta


This documentary follows the life and work of the painter Miquel Barceló in Africa. The camera watches the painter talking with friends and collaborators, and discovering the natural materials whereby he will rework ancient African art through the lens of contemporary subjectivity. We watch the artist working along with choreographer Josef Nadj to make up the performance “Paso doble” in the little African village of Dogon country where Barceló uses to live, with their neighbours as spectators.

international title: The Clay Diaries
original title: El cuaderno de barro
country: Spain
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Isaki Lacuesta
film run: 60'
screenplay: Isaki Lacuesta, Isa Campo
cast: Miquel Barceló, Miquel Barceló, Josef Nadj, Alain Mahe, Amon Pegnere Dolo, Amassagou Dolo, Wani Dolo, Adégne Ana Dolo, Ogobara Dolo, Moussa Konate, Cheick Sogoré, Philippe Varoutsikos, Pere Coll
cinematography by: Diego Dussuel
film editing: Domi Parra
art director: Sébastian Birchler
music: Gerard Gil
producer: Andrés Luque Pérez, Luisa Matienzo, Dan Wechsler
production: Tusitala, Bord Cadre films, RTVE - Corporación de Radio y Televisión Española
distributor: Avalon

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