Videos

Intrn’l Video: Barcelona — A city steeped in history forging a modern identity

Intrn’l Video: Barcelona — A city steeped in history forging a modern identity

LatinaLista — Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain after Madrid. It's the capital of the region known as Catelonia and is home to many artistic and architectural wonders such as La Sagrada Familia Cathedral and Casa Batlló.

However, these days one place that rivals the port city's traditional sights is the local soccer stadium where the city's successful soccer club, FC Barcelona, plays to sell-out audiences. With so much happening in this city by the Mediterranean, it's not surprising that Barcelona too falls into the category of a 'city that never sleeps.'

Its distinct architecture, its maze of highways and non-stop traffic paint a picture of a city proud of its place in history but forging a new modern identity. Filmmaker Pau Garcia Laita wanted to showcase this side of Barcelona in a dramatic and visually appealing way. He decided to film the city at midnight using timelapse photography.

Taking more than 20,000 pictures for the project, Garcia Laita spent from November 2012 to April 2013 working through the night to capture the life of Barcelona that springs alive when the sun goes down.

MIDNIGHT BARCELONA from Pau García Laita on Vimeo.

Click to add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Videos

More in Videos

featured-strike-one

Video: Film about young Latino trying to prove innocence may “strike” too close to home for some

Latina ListaAugust 27, 2015
Carlos Varela

Video: Carlos Varela, “The Poet of Havana”

Latina ListaAugust 18, 2015
Eduardo Clark holds American and Cuban flags across the street from the Cuban embassy in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, July 20, 2015. A diplomatic freeze that stretched five decades, outlasting the Cold War and nine U.S. presidencies, formally ends Monday when Cuba and the U.S. reopen embassies. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez will attend a flag-raising ceremony at the Cuban chancery in Washington before meeting Secretary of State John Kerry, who will travel to Havana at a later date. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Video: Friday’s ceremonial re-opening of U.S. Embassy in Havana promises to be day remembering the past, honoring the present and still hoping for a better future

Latina ListaAugust 13, 2015
sinRaiz-300x300

Video: Visiting Mexico brings unexpected truths to DREAMers searching for identity and country

Latina ListaAugust 11, 2015
WCTL_CH1_Profile

Video: Getting to know the courageous women of Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico fighting for peace and social justice

Latina ListaAugust 6, 2015
150803112401_espinosa2_624x351_reuters

Video: Murdered Mexican photojournalist Rubén Espinosa thought he had escaped death

Latina ListaAugust 5, 2015
10690018_734133046707605_5861645857108590048_n

Video: Short animated documentary brings to life girl’s feelings on having a brother incarcerated

Latina ListaJuly 27, 2015
Screen Shot 2015-07-21 at 11.29.07 AM

Video: Technology ushers in a new chapter in accessing the works of the grandfather of Chicano literature

Latina ListaJuly 21, 2015
Latino-Americans-PBS-Ford

Video: Documentary series about Latino Americans necessary reminder of Latinos’ role in U.S. history

Latina ListaJuly 15, 2015