© Mario Hotschl / Markus Toth

MARKUS TOTH – Spain against the Current

LAR Gallery, Lagos
Sat 21 October, 18h00
Teatro das Figuras, Faro
Tue 24 October, 21h30

Documentary / AU, 2016 / 42' / M12
ES, subtitled in EN

There is a lot going on in Spain right now: The economy is recovering slowly, the political landscape is changing and new forces like Ciudadanos and Podemos are gaining strength. However, after the general elections in December 2015 there is still no agreement to form a new government and most problems that have come up during the economic and financial crisis are still affecting the majority of the population.
Even though consequences like unemployment, evictions, lower wages etc. cause difficult situations, a crisis such as in Spain is also a special moment of reflection. People who under normal circumstances wouldn´t change their habits and behaviour, suddenly begin to break new ground. It´s difficult to put in numbers what they achieve but one thing is certainly true, after the protests and demonstrations, there is a lot of people showing us alternatives in different areas like finances, politics, basic services and nutrition, communication and trade. Despite all the challenges they believe that change is possible from the bottom.

Writer & Director: Markus Toth
Producer: Markus Toth / LA MANADA Video & Filmproduktion and Mario Hötschl / Backbone Film
DOP: Mario Hötschl
Editing: Philip Landau and Markus Toth
Sound Mixing & Animations: Daniel Grailach
Additional Sound Effects: Christopher Roither, Matthias Feldmann
Music: Jonathan Bolivar, Nelson Morales, Markus Toth
Color Correction: Sabrina Winkler
Radio Contracorriente: Patrick Henriquez, Fatima Peñalver, Francisco Javier Uclés-Sanchez and Family
Subtitles: Robert Gartner, Ariana & Johnny Pullano, Markus Toth