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Premiere of “Brazadas”, a documentary on ALS produced by UIC Barcelona
On 25 November, at 6.30 p.m., the University is hosting the exclusive premiere of “Brazadas”, a documentary on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) that was produced by UIC Barcelona.
The 40-minute film covers the recording of the second solidarity sports challenge, known as the Upside Down Challenge Menorca, which was achieved by open water swimmer Daniel Rossinés.
How the challenges began
The Upside Down Challenge is an initiative that was set up in 2020 with the aim of raising awareness among members of the public about ALS and raising funds for research into it. The first challenge that was carried out and that Rossinés successfully completed was to swim along the coast of Catalonia from Portbou (Girona) to Las Casas de Alcanar (Tarragona), in only 24 days. The result was that the swimmer travelled 400 kilometres and raised more than 85.000 euros, which were used for ALS research through the Luzon Foundation.
The 2021 challenge was recorded by UIC Barcelona
Upside Down Challenge Menorca 2021 is the second challenge tackled by Daniel Rossinés. It consisted of swimming around the island of Menorca in stages of 15 to 20 km daily, more than 130 km parallel to the coast, more than 65.000 strokes (brazadas) for ALS.
This sports challenge took place from June 18 to 25, 2021 with the same main objectives: to raise awareness of ALS and raise money for research into the disease. However, this does not end here, since Upside Down Challenge Menorca 2021 has received special support from UIC Barcelona, which joined the cause by recording the challenge and later producing the “Brazadas”, documentary, thus providing a voice to ALS patients and their families.
About the premiere of “Brazadas”, a documentary about ALS
UIC Barcelona wanted to get involved in this cause since it brings together solidarity, research and sustainability, three of the cornerstones that define the University as an institution. That is why the University invites the entire student community, PAS and PDI staff and Alumni, as well as all those outside the institution who are interested in the project to the exclusive premiere of the documentary “Brazadas”.
The event will be attended by Mercedes Milá, Juan Carlos Unzue and Laura Madrueno, personalities who are involved in the documentary who did not hesitate to join the cause. The event will be presented by swimmer Daniel Rossinés and, in addition to the screening of the documentary, there will also be a few extra surprises.
- 6.30 p.m. Doors open
- 7 p.m. Start of the event
- 7.30 p.m. Screening of the documentary
- 8.30 p.m. Closing speech
- 8.45 p.m. Refreshments.
Reserving a ticket
The event will be held in person in the Aula Magna on our Barcelona Campus (Carrer de la Immaculada, 22, 08017 Barcelona) and the event will also be streamed live online.
The price for the face-to-face event is 15 euros per person, while the cost for viewing the event via streaming will be 10 euros per person. You can book your ticket by clicking on the link below and choosing one of the two options (face-to-face ticket or streaming ticket).
*100% of the price of each ticket will go to the Luzon Foundation for research into ALS.
Take a sneak peek...
The exclusive premiere of “Brazadas, un documental sobre la ELA” was organised with support from