Due to the death of Diego Armando Maradona, the Festival Based on Real Facts to be held next December 4 and 5 added to its programming a closing activity that will be dedicated to the soccer player and that will bring together the Mexican writer Juan Villoro, the sports journalist Ezequiel Fernández Moores, the journalist Julieta Roffo and the editor and cultural manager Bárbara Pistoia.
The non-fiction festival, which on the occasion of the pandemic will take place in virtual format, will bring together a group of writers, filmmakers and journalists such as Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica, American chronicler Susan Orlean and Mexican writer Juan Villoro together with local referents such as Ana Basualdo, Martín Caparrós, Pedro Mairal and Martín Kohan, with the slogan of debating the brittle limits between reality and fiction.
The meeting will begin on Friday at 4:00 p.m. with a panel of Latin American chroniclers who will reflect and share their experiences on how to tell a new world in the wake of the pandemic. At 5.30 pm Juan Villoro and the writer Pedro Mairal will talk about the narrative power of everyday life; While at 19 o’clock that same day he will have one of the most outstanding talks: the conversation between Ana Basualdo and Martín Caparrós. On Friday night (20.30) the opening will take place: it will be an interview with the journalist Susan Orlean, the author « The Orchid Thief ».
On the second day, on Saturday, December 5 at 5.30 p.m. there will be the long-awaited conversation with Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica, who will review his career. An hour later, at 6.30 pm, it will be the turn of the French Ivan Jablonka in an interview by the journalist Oriane Fléchaire. The festival will conclude with « The table of 10: how to narrate God » with four chroniclers who admired Maradona and wrote about the popular idol: the journalists Ezequiel Fernández Moores and Julieta Roffo together with the Mexican writer Juan Villoro, under the moderation of the editor and manager Bárbara Pistoia.
The complete program of the festival is available on the website: www.basadoenhechosreales.com.ar.