Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 9:30 PM
Filmmaker Álvaro Crespo ‘s documentary WATER WEARS ROCK (Agua desgasta roca) tells the extraordinary story of Alberto, a climber who suffers from multiple sclerosis since he was 17 years old. Against his own limitations, his goal is to climb a mountain rising at over 8,000 feet: the formidable Naranjo de Bulnes in Asturias, Spain.
Alberto, 39 years old, is a mountaineer. He suffers from multiple sclerosis since he was 17 years old. Despite his own limitations and after having suffered multiple outbreaks, Alberto finds a way of life in sports, which will help him to improve himself day by day. Alberto has been training for more than two years in the sport of climbing to summit the NARANJO DE BULNES, one of the most famous for the Spanish and European mountaineering. Alberto’s main drive is his practice of sports. Not even multiple sclerosis, the disease attacking his central nervous system, can hold him back. Adrenaline is his best medicine as he gears up to conquer the highest peaks in Spain, including Naranjo de Bulnes at 8,264 feet. Alberto’s mission is to reach the summit and demonstrate that the human spirit is invincible, to inspire others coping with hardships. They too can accomplish great feats, with passion. Naranjo is Alberto’s most ambitious challenge in his favorite sport. He is ready to take viewers with him on the climb so that they can be witness to the incredible heights and be part of his journey.
“One needs to make the most out of each minute, because there is only one live to live. That is what I learned from multiple sclerosis.”
WATER WEARS ROCK. 2020. USA. 23 min. Spanish with English titles.
9:30 PM | Bronx Film Wednesdays Digital on BronxNet TV — Hosted by BronxNet’s Sonyi Lopez and featuring interview with filmmaker Álvaro Crespo.
Also showing shorts from 21 Islands International Short Film Festival:
The Machinator (El Maquinador). Director: Pablo Latorre. 2016. Argentina. 10 min. – A love story between Juan, an inventor of small tin robots, and Ana, a beautiful young woman who sells paper cranes.
A Ferry Tale (Bir Vapur Masali). Director: Mehmet Tiğli. 2018. Turkey. 10 min. – A father and his two autistic children get on the ferry on a wintry day but not everyone on board welcomes their enthusiasm.
Tidal. Director: Jonathan Kemp. 2017. Turkey. 15 min. – Lee is faced with a difficult decision: to face up to his responsibilities and move forward with his life, or continue in fear and live to regret it.
Farewell. Director: Chung Yen Hsu. 2018. Taiwan. 10 min. – A homeless man dies in the park; his friend Guan offers a humble tribute to the dead while lamenting his own end might be no different or better.
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Bronx Film Wednesdays (BxFW): Curated by film and media artist Melisa Ramos, this series screens new, little-seen, and standout indie films that you will love! Travel the world and open your mind to stories as wild and from as far as the imagination can go — romance, comedy, action, sci-fi, horror, fantasy, thriller, drama, music, sports, animation, documentary, and more! Carefully selected to illustrate cultural, aesthetic, and geographic diversity, each night includes specially selected features and winning films from our Bronx-based 21 Islands International Short Film Fest. Starting this month, BxFW goes digital in partnership with BronxNet Community Television, bringing its monthly screenings to online and cable television channels!