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Basque Film Series

3/9/2018: Basque Film Series


To Remember is Forbidden and Las Pelotaris.

To Remember is Forbidden
The days of Saturraran as a luxury spa ended abruptly during and after the Spanish Civil War when it became a site of suffering for thousands of women imprisoned under Franco's regime. Between 1937 and 1944, two thousand women between the ages of 16 and 80 classified as "reds", or Republicans, were sent to Saturraran from all over Spain.

2010, directed by Josu Martinez & Txaber Larreategi, 53 minutes, color, in Castilian & Euskara with English Subtitles.

Las Pelotaris
A story about a group of enthusiast women who try to make, with enormous sacrifices, their way of life in a sport which they feel true passion: the Pelota or Jai Alai. Despite their achievements in the court and championships, it is hard for them to gain recognition in a narrow universe predominantly ruled by and for men.

Las pelotaris – A girls game’ is a story of optimism, challenges and paradoxes.

2015, directed by Daniel Burgui Iguzkiza & Andrés Salaberri Pueyo, 27 minutes, color, in Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, Basque with English subtitles

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