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11/9/2014 - Spain - Solidarity Concert and presentation of the documentary "Yo no soy bruja" (I’m not a witch)

(ANS – Madrid)– The Salesian Mission Office in Madrid began the 2014-2015 season with a new call for solidarity and cooperation for the needy. A benefit concert to help the many Salesian who work with people in difficult situations will be held this coming Friday, 12th of September. During the concert documentary film will also be featured, entitled "Yo no soy bruja" (I'm not a witch), it denounces the persecution of children accused of witchcraft.

The group "Ikasa," which is sponsoring this concert, and international pianist Alberto Cobo will join the cause of the Mission Office in Madrid, which will allocate the entire proceeds of the concert in support of Salesian missionary works in more than 130 countries worldwide. The pianist Cobo, playing the grand piano, will interpret the works by Beethoven, Liszt, Padre Soler ...

The event will take place at the Auditorium of the Palace of the Dukes of Pastrana (Paseo de la Habana No. 208, Madrid), starting at 19:30 local time. But it's not just the music and the solidarity which will be the protagonists: the event will also feature the Spanish Salesian missionary, Fr José  Luis de la Fuente, who will present the documentary "Yo no soy bruja" on the plight of children accused of witchcraft in Togo, Africa. One of the social services of the Salesians in that country is precisely to campaign against these accusations, that generates trauma in children who suffer from the injury.

"Yo no soy bruja" is directed by Raúl de la Fuente, who won the Goya Award 2014 for the best short documentary "Minerita." The trailer of the film is available on the YouTube channel of the Salesian Mission Office of Madrid.

For more information and to learn how to collaborate and participate in the concert, please visit the website of the Mission Office.

Posted on 11/09/2014

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