A Short Documentary showing the reaction of the public to the oblivion of the authorities, taking charge in the use of a public building in the midst of an outbreak of initiatives of solidarity and social innovation.
The House-Palace Pumarejo, despite being an emblematic space for the city of Seville and its citizens, is still being ignored by local authorities. And this, even though it has been declared of Cultural Interest by the Government of Andalusia since September 26, 2003, exactly like the Cathedral of Seville.
Its current owner, the Townhall of Seville, refuses to develop the proper works necessary for rehabilitation. However, an ever expanding group of citizens has spent 12 years fighting to get it done and does not cease to denounce the gradual deterioration of the building.
The House-Palace Pumarejo has been highly catalogued as heritage based on the great historical and architectural value of the building as well as the rich variety of uses that it has hosted throughout its nearly 250 years until present. All its values, material ones but also in regard of its use or ethnological value, has since enjoyed a special legal safeguards like protection and empowerment that the Administration is required to implement.
The instrumental music of the film belongs to guitarist and composer Paco Seco. This documentary was made during the months of April-May 2013
Filmed and edited by Emek Filogullari
Thanks to Rocío Nogales, Guiomar Sánchez Mill, for opening my mind to El Pumarejo, and to Paco Seco for being so generous and for the prestige to count with his music in this documentary, and especially for the live concert he gave at the house.
This film is dedicated in honor to my father Muharrem Zafer Filogullari, may he rest in peace, who faught for a very similar cause in Hamburg - Germany during the 70´s and middle of the 80´s, from an old firehouse restored to "Bürgerhaus Rudolfstrasse", against political failure and civil injustice, suffered by foreign inmigrant workers. His effort was furtheron recognized by german President Richard von Weizäcker with the merit cross.
Filmed on a GH2 with the following lenses: rokinon 24mm cinelens, rokinon 35mm cinelens, rokinon 85mm cinelens, lumix 14-140, olympus 12mm, travenar 100-500mm.
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