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Special Screenings
Australian Premiere

From Rosendo to Rosendo

Presented by the Embassy of Spain in Canberra

An exciting trip through the history of an enigmatic character, Rosendo Salvado, a Spanish Benedictine monk that founded a monastery in the 19th century in Western Australia to Christianise the local Indigenous peoples. Rosendo Salvado (1814-1900) embarked on a mission to create an almost experimental, utopic Benedictine community. This documentary commemorates his life through the eyes of a Spanish rock star, also called Rosendo, who follows the steps of the first Rosendo in Australia.

-The screening will be preceded by a video introduction from Rosendo Mercado.-

Q&A session details:

Canberra: Q&A with Ian Lumsden – From Rosendo to Rosendo Cinematographer
Perth: Q&A with John Kinder Professor of Italian at the University of Western Australia and Robert Nixon, osb Composer and organist from the New Norcia Benedictine Community
Sydney and Melbourne: Film only. No Q&A.

Director: César Espada
Cast: Rosendo Mercado
English and Spanish with English subtitles