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Docs@The Byre: Donkeyote (Chico Pereira, 2017)

February 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Donkeyote (Chico Pereira/ 2017)

Don’t miss Chico Pereira’s award-winning, feel-good, festival favourite Donkeyote, which, along with special guests, launches the Docs@TheByre series on 6th February, 5pm at The Byre. Free, but ticketed. https://byretheatre.com/events/cinema-documentary-donkeyote/

Manolo has a simple life in Southern Spain and two loves: his animals, in particular his donkey Gorrión (“Sparrow”), and wandering through nature. Against the advice of his doctor, he decides to plan one last walk in the US, the brutal 2200 mile Trail of Tears. But not without his donkey. Overcoming the small obstacle of shipping a donkey, Manolo’s chronic arthritis, a history of heart attacks, and Gorrión’s fear of water are just a few matters to take care of. As their adventure continues, Manolo’s wondrous friendship with his animals finds a beautiful equilibrium. Will they find the American West? More importantly, will they be able to see life as it is, and not as it should be?

WINNER: Best Documentary – Edinburgh International Film Festival  2017
WINNER: ARCANE Award – Best Spanish Director – Documenta Madrid 2017
WINNER: Best Director – Alcances Cadiz Documentary Festival 2017
WINNER: Jury Award – Docs MX (Mexico) 2017
WINNER: Prix Luna – Festival L’Europe autour de l’Europe 2017
WINNER:  Audience Award – Festival Malaga 2017
NOMINATED: Best Feature – BAFTA Scotland 2017


About Docs@The Byre: Celebrating the Cinematic Documentary

Documentaries don’t just inform us about the world. They inspire, delight, and immerse us in the world.  They engage and exhilarate with their stories, characters, images, and sounds. They take us places we haven’t even imagined of going. And yet, documentary gets a bad rap. People treat it like the broccoli of the film kingdom: good for you but not necessarily pleasurable— more talking heads for the telly than a spectacle at the cinema. By showing compelling documentaries on the big screen and holding conversations with documentary professionals and scholars, Docs@TheByre sets the record straight.  After all, documentaries may have something to teach us but there’s also a lot we can learn about documentary— and should learn in this age of ‘post-truth’.


February 6
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Leshu Torchin
Centre for Film Studies


Byre Theatre- Studio
Abbey Street
St Andrews, KY16 9LA
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