Spain 2015, 80’
DIR: Alex Guimerà & Juan Pajares
DISTRIBUTION: Movies for Festivals
Angono Mba, an octogenarian Guinean native recalls from his living room, his experiences as a porter for the Spanish filmmaker Manuel Hernández Sanjuán during a two-year documentary expedition (1944 to 1946) across colonial Africa, looking for a mysterious lake where a legend says 10.000 elephants live together.
One Day I Saw 10.000 Elephants tells the story of the obsession of the filmmaker and the special relationship between the two men, their different ways of relating to everything that happens during the expedition and the contradictory forms of expressing their feelings. It is a history of fascination for Africa, the past and collective memories.