Anuonciarion Tormenta (A Storm Was Coming)

by Javier Fernández Vázquez, 2019 (Equatorial Guinea)

Spain | 87 min | Original Version, English Subtitles
  1. Ësáasi Eweera, a last chief of the Bubi people of Equatorial Guinea, dies three days after being detained by Spanish colonial guards. This moving film bears witness to the Spanish colonial past in Equatorial Guinea by placing archival footage in dialogue with Indigenous oral histories and poignant testimonials. The new form of narration used in this work allows for a reflection on memory, the use of archives, and colonial violence.


Javier Fernández Vázquez is a filmmaker, anthropologist and researcher in visual culture. He is particularly interested in issues related to memory and colonialism. A Storm Was Coming is his first solo feature film.


A Storm Was Coming has been presented at the Berlinale, the Festival Europe autour de l’Europe, DocLisboa, the International Film Festival of Cartagena, DokuFest, and many others.

Free admission depending on seats available

Thursday may 12

8:50 PM Session 3

Cinéma Public

505 Rue Jean-Talon E,

Montréal, QC H2R 1T6

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