ECF is very sad that our Doc Next Network partner ZEMOS98's festival has been forced to shut down. Below we are sharing the first paragraphs of a recent article they have published on their website, and we invite you to join the very last edition: 17th ZEMOS98 Festival: Caring for the City, Reclaim the Commons from 15 to 18 April 2015 in Sevilla where we have no doubt the whole ZEMOS98 team will offer the best possible edition, despite the difficult conditions they are currently facing.
And the ZEMOS98 Festival drowned
Seventeen years. This is what we have achieved. We are going to say this bluntly: the next festival will be the last ZEMOS98 Festival. We are shutting down. This is what it has come to. We are worn out and sad. But we will use our remaining energy, like we have always done, to try to make our final meeting on 15 to 18 April the best possible edition, despite the conditions we find ourselves in.
From the start, the Festival has been the emblem of our project. The spirit was always the same: learning with people involved in interesting things. A very simple rule that has been in effect, year after year. With right decisions and wrong ones, we wanted to program content that is not usually seen in our city. To make it so people who do not usually have a chance to meet have the time and space to do so here in the south. But now this is over, at least for us. The good news is that, despite the crisis and the precariousness, even despite its leaders, Seville today is a city that is full of interesting projects. We will continue here, but involved in other matters.