Time: 17:15 - 18:45
Price: 190/80 (student)
Movie screening: The Writer from a Country without Bookstores
Equatorial Guinea has the longest-serving president in the world. Teodore Obiang has been in power ever since he staged a coup in 1979. The West African country is spoken of as the most closed country on the African continent, with hellish prison conditions and a near non-existent opposition. What is it like to be a writer in such a country? And what makes a writer risk everything, including his own life, to protest against such a government?
Author Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel decides to return for a visit to the land he fled from, despite the risk to his safety. LitFestBergen screens the documentary “The Writer from a Country without Bookstores”, directed by Marc Serena, who followed the author on his dangerous trip home.