Lucía Ixchíu

Totonicapán, Guatemala

K’iche woman, artist, singer, cultural manager, community journalist, community feminist and architect. Co-founder of Festivales Solidarios (a group of indigenous and mestizo artists, managers, journalists and researchers working on historical memory, territorial defense and political imprisonment). She was part of the Maya K’at indigenous news program of the Guatemalan Federation of Radio Schools, the Somos Una Abya Yala network, Latin America Breaking the Fence (Latinoamérica Romper el cerco), Feminist International and the Diverse Feminist Encounter.
Considered one of the most important activists in Central America for her defense of feminism, biodiversity, fight against corruption and the struggle for the territory of indigenous peoples. Currently exiled and criminalized by the State of Guatemala.

Sara Hernández Askasibar


Coordinator of the film and audiovisual department at TABAKALERA, in charge of audiovisual project development programmes. Previously, she worked in the documentation and film department of the San Sebastian International Film Festival, collaborated in the Nest Film Students programme, and has worked as a film critic for Zinea and Euskadi Irratia.
She is a graduate in Business Administration and Management (EHU) and completed a postgraduate degree in Film Curating at the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola (EQZE). As a producer, she has been in charge of Hirugarren Koadernoa by Lur Olaizola (Cinéma du Réel and SSIFF, 2022) and Y Arquitectura Un Sueño De Palmera by Patxi Burillo (Punto de Vista and Sheffield, 2023).

Agustín Arrieta


Professor of philosophy at the UPV/EHU. He has published numerous works on philosophy. He has recently published these books: “Zientziaren argi-itzalak” (2017), “Gogoeta-bide irekiak” (2019), “Gaueko eztabaidak” (2022) and “Bidez bide hausnarrean” (2023). Among many other topics, he has worked on the nature of fiction and on the border between fiction and non-fiction. In Bidez bide hausnarrean, the third chapter is entitled, ‘On the fiction syndrome: fiction, historical narratives and documentaries’.
He has also published two books of fiction short stories: “Istripuak” (Alberdania, 2008) and “Irlak eta beste kontakizun batzuk” (Erein, 2015).

Alvaro Hernandez


Filmmaker from Madrid whose work focuses on social documentaries. His short film Aquí Seguimos won awards at seven international festivals, including the first edition of the Errenteria Documentary Film and Human Rights Festival. In 2023 he published his first book, “Migrantes”, an essay and report on the US-Mexico border and the migratory phenomena in Tijuana. Álvaro also works as a film editor, scriptwriter and creator of short format content. He is the owner and founder of AMMA Productions, the production company behind the successful YouTube channel “La Cooquette”. He is currently finishing his latest documentary Los Cayucos de Kayar, about the small boats that leave the Senegalese coast for Europe.