Live Cinema: Alma, a Tale of Violence + Q&A

Friday 25 January, 7:00 PM

The live screening will be followed by a Q&A with award winning e-producer Alexandre Brachet moderated by WorldView.

“I was fifteen when I wanted to join a gang” and to join the gang, Alma had to commit a murder. This is how Alma, now 26, opens her confession, seemingly unmoved by the violence of her memories. For five years, Alma was a member of the Maras, one of the most violent gangs in Guatemala. In a country undermined by violence, Alma is typical of her generation, growing up in a world where laws and justice were flouted with impunity.

In Alma, a Tale of Violence photographer Miquel Dewever-Plana and journalist Isabelle Fougère allow Alma to tell her story on various platforms: aside from the interactive web and tablet application, they have also created a TV version, a photography exhibition and a pair of books. The interactive tablet version brings all these elements together.

Alma

Join us for a live screening of Alma, a Tale of Violence, during which e-producer Alexandre Brachet will take us on a unique journey through Alma’s confession. Brachet will choose his path through the two image screens presented one above the other. The bottom screen simply shows Alma telling her story, the second screen contextualizes Alma’s story through Dewever-Plana’s photographs and drawings by Hugues Mìcal.

Alexandre BrachetAlexandre Brachet is an award-winning e-producer and CEO of Upian, known for Gaza Sderot, Prison Valley and many other groundbreaking interactive projects.

The discussion will be moderated by WorldView, a CBA [Commonwealth Broadcasting Association] Project that aims to improve UK public understanding and awareness of the developing world via the mainstream broadcast and digital media. WorldView supports producers who aim to bring the richness and diversity of the wider-world to UK audiences.

Directed by Isabelle Fougère and Miquel Dewever-Plana
Produced by Alexandre Brachet
Year: 2012