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DOW/URV Chair of Sustainable Development - Memorimage 2012


DOW/URV Chair on Sustainable Development takes part of the Memorimage 2012

From 7th until the 10th November 2012, the International Film Festival “Memorimage took place at the Bartina Theatre, Reus. It was the 7th edition of the festival, and it brought to the Baix Camp capital a program configured by film projections and also a number of additional activities for all kind of audiences making Memorimage a strategic point of encounter to learn about and debate on the use of archival footage.

One of the additional activities is the Memorijove. This is about film projections for teenagers which objective is to find out about cinema and stories, and, once the projection is finished, to establish a debate with experts.

On Wednesday, 7th November, the film “Recipes for the Disaster” was projected. It is is a finish movie, from 2008, directed by John Webster.

Òscar Saladié, Director of the DOW/URV Chair of Sustainable Development participated on the debate which took place once the projections were finished.

  • Synopsis:

Director John Webster convinces his wife and two small children that the whole family should go on an oil-free diet, yet without having to give up their middle class suburban lifestyle. All the everyday things that we don't do, or that we can't help doing, make up recipes for disaster.

In this comedy of errors they find themselves questioning their values and putting to test their will power and ultimately, their happiness. The director admits: a film on climate change might have faith in the world and hope for the future. But this film was made with something greater. As Anu says to me in the film, I may have made this film out of conviction, but she (and the boys) made it out of love".

  • Image of the Festival