A showcase of the winning feature film in 2023 from the DIVERSITY festival.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE CANARIES, 110min., Spain, Drama
Directed by Armando Ravelo
Nola, a girl of Senegalese origin, arrives in the Canary Islands in a canoe. Then begins an epic through the most defining corners of the Canary Islands in search of a Canarian father whom he never knew.
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Director Biography – Armando Ravelo
He has directed several shortfilms and a feature films with great critical and public acclaim. His cinematographic work (Bentejuí Project), takes the History of the Canary Islands to the screens.
Ravelo, who has won several awards at national and international festivals, started this project with ‘Ansite’ in 2012.
In early 2021, his first feature film ‘La piel del volcán’ premiered, becoming the most watched Canarian film in theaters so far this century.
With ‘Once upon a time in the Canaries’, the author moves away from the historical genre to make a social chronicle with the hope of raising awareness of the problem of continental African migration to the Canary Islands.
This film is the result of the effort of many people dedicated to tell a story about the migratory movements from Africa to the Spanish islands. Many people start the journey and only a few finish it.