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Juan Gabriel Vásquez & Shahidha Bari: Retrospective

In Colombian novelist Juan Gabriel Vásquez’s latest book a film director is attending a retrospective of his work in Barcelona. Plagued by personal tragedy, Sergio Cabrera begins to recall the events that have marked him and his family, from the Spanish Civil War to the Chinese Cultural Revolution to the guerrilla wars in Latin America.

Vásquez is in conversation with writer and broadcaster Shahidha Bari.

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