AM I NOT A CITIZEN? – BARBARISM, CIVIC AWAKENING AND THE CITY
2001 San Sebastian Best Film, Special Jury Prize, Fipresci Prize
2002 Goya Awards: Film Best Documentary
A poetic and humorous cinematic look at urban transformation in Barcelona´s Barrio Chino district. José Luis Guerín´s documentary focuses on the demolishing of an old neighborhood and the construction of an upscale apartment block, part of an EU-funded urban development scheme. This intimate portrait of a neighborhood at a moment of change contextualizes the process of urban renewal as an encounter with economic forces that provokes the locals to rethink their past, their immediate surroundings, and their uncertain future.