The Writer From a Country Without Bookstores
Animation sequences, titles and graphic design for the documentary The Writer From a Country Without Bookstores (2019) by Marc Serena. The animation sequences, around 10 minutes long, are used to show memories and the literary work of the documentary’s main character, the writer Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel.
The Writer From a Country Without Bookstores (2019, 82 minutes), Marc Serena.
Writer Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel had to flee Equatorial Guinea in 2011, after going on a hunger strike against Teodoro Obiang’s dictatorship, the longest lasting in the world. Now he resides as a refugee in Spain, the former colonial power, but longs the country where he lived for 40 years. Until he decides to take a step forward.