27 July 2018
The phenomenon of migrant street trade; the drama suffered by refugees and the judicial crossroads in which those who try to save human lives at sea are immersed; the threat of plastic to the oceans; alternative views on education; and the consumption and consequences of the so-called recreational cannabis will be discussed in Social Forum 2018. The debate space has a new format for our 25th anniversary. With the theme Walking Together, the most reflective tent of Rototom Sunsplash will open each day with the screening of documentaries that will connect with the debates.
Sessions will delve into the roots of contemporary issues from a critical perspective and will address the sometimes invisible realities guided by experts. Among them will be Óscar Camps, director of Proactive Open Arms, Manuel Blanco, vice president of Proem-Aid and one of the three Sevillian firefighters tried – and acquitted – for rescuing migrants in Lesbos (Greece). Also participating will be Cristian Palazzi, director of Playground Do; the journalist of La Sexta Jalis de la Serna (En tierra hostil, Enviado especial); Lamine Sarr, spokesperson for the Street vendor Trade Union and member of the Tras la manta (behind the sheet) initiative; Miguel Castro, a reference in creative education and Nuria Calzada, state coordinator of the Energy Control collective that works for the reduction of risks in drug consumption, among others.
Do you want to know more? Check out the full program of debates, the seven documentary screenings that we have prepared for you and who are the people participating in this edition.