KEEP ON ROLLING – THE DREAM OF THE AUTOMOBILE (SOBRE RUEDAS- EL SUENO AUTOMOVIL)

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Washington D.C. Premiere

KEEP ON ROLLING – THE DREAM OF THE AUTOMOBILE (SOBRE RUEDAS- EL SUENO AUTOMOVIL)

Courtesy of Keep on Rolling- The Dream of the Automobile

MARCH
19
6:30 PM

Directed by: Óscar Clemente

Presented by: Embassy of Spain

Venue: Atlas Performing Arts Center
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KEEP ON ROLLING  — THE DREAM OF THE AUTOMOBILE (SOBRE RUEDAS- EL SUEÑO DEL AUTOMÓVIL) (Spain, 2011, 56 min.) 

Presented by Embassy of Spain

 

Washington, D.C. Premiere The advent of the automobile changed the world and its inhabitants as no other means of transport had ever done before. The film argues that it’s increasingly plain to see that cars are ill-suited to big cities and that the social, economic and environmental costs they incur are no longer sustainable. Drawing on interviews with urban designers, engineers and philosophers, together with archival materials, animation sequences and images of contemporary society, this thought-provoking and ironic film questions our dependence on the automobile and urges us to rethink our ideas about personal mobility. It explores the social mechanisms that put the car in its privileged position and gives voice to the most interesting proposals that support a new culture in mobility. In Spanish with English subtitles. Directed by Óscar Clemente. 

Introduced by Guillermo Corral, Cultural Counselor, Embassy of Spain. Discussion with Begoña Pernas, Sociologist, Urban and Gender specialist, follows the screening.

Ticket/Reservation Info:  

FREE. No reservations required.

Atlas Performing Arts Center

1333 H St., NE

(Metrobuses: X1, X2, X3, X8, B2, D3, D4, D8, S41)

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