A programme by Fondazione Mediterraneo to favour the mutual understanding through meetings, images and music
The sale of an old hairdresser’s shows the social change of Lavapiés neighborhood in Madrid and its inhabitants. “Friends don’t groan” tells, during the celebration of the Chinese New Year, welfares and beginnings, accomplished dreams and broken ones. Spanish people, Moroccans, Chinese, Africans, Latinos… are destined to coexist in the same space.
Iñaki Peñafiel is an audiovisual director. He worked as a director for Canal + during eight years and he has directed several documentaries and specials. He was responsible for the change of design of all Telemadrid news programs. This is his third short film as director after El mimo (The mime) and La boutique del llanto (The crying boutique). He’s currently preparing the documentary Dentro del silencio (Inside the silence) about a plastic artist with Down syndrome.