Directed by Graça Castanheira • Documentary • With Eduardo Galeano • 2013 • 30 minutes
Ten personalities from diverse social and geographical backgrounds reflect on the world and its future. A portrait in multiple voices of contemporary reality, revealing the deep connections that exist between our mental models and the consequences thereof in our present day—for the individual, for life, and for the planet. A series of lessons about our time and the way we live in it.
Episode 1 stars Eduardo Galeano, the Uruguayan journalist and writer, who has lived in exile for the better part of his life.
Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1940, Eduardo Galeano is a journalist and writer who combines fiction, history, and political analysis in his texts. He has lived in exile for the better part of his life. Returned to Montevideo in 1985, where to this day he still lives and writes. For Eduardo Galeano, life is the relation between wanting and power, between what exists and what we believe exists, between our fantasy and our actual circumstances. Galeano understands reality as something much richer and more diverse than the way we sometimes see it, limited as we are by a value system that restricts our comprehension and our readiness to view the unknown as an opportunity, rather than a threat. Galeano proposes to reconstruct our memory, to listen to words never heard before and to see the world with different eyes, uniting that which is separate.