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Still image of Añanako Galtzagak

Date produced: 1987

Filmmaker(s):

Miguel Ángel Quintana

Duration:

00:10:51

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Country of Production:

Basque Country

Languages:

Euskera, Spanish

Format:

8mm

Colour:

Fujichrome

Sound Notes:

Magnetic

Awards/Recognition:

Third award of the XIII National Rural Amateur Cinema Contest (Cantabria Government), 1987.
Filmoteca Vasca list of titled amateur films / Basque Films Project.

Description:

El filme muestra las Salinas de Añana en la provincia de Álava, una mágica visión de terrazas de madera bañadas del blanco de la sal, lugar del que se obtiene el material con métodos transmitidos de generación en generación. Fueron los romanos quienes comenzaron a explotar las minas de forma metódica, hace más de 2000 años. Los salineros de Añana, hombres y mujeres, jóvenes y ancianos, trabajan en sus terrazas blancas de mayo a septiembre para obtener una abundante cosecha de sal.
Texto de Miguel Ángel Quintana

The film depicts the Salt Valley of Añana in the province of Álava, a magical vision of wooden decks bathed in white salt and the place where it is obtained through methods taught from generation to generation. It was the romans who began to exploit the mines in a methodical way, over 2000 years ago. The salt workers of Añana, men and women, young and elderly, work in their white decks from May to September, to obtain an abundant salt harvest.
Text by Miguel Ángel Quintana.

Locations:

  • Añana, Spain (Filming)

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Repository:

Filmoteca Vasca/ Basque Film Archive

Screenings:

  • V Contest of Ethnologic Film and Video of the Huesca Autonomous Communities. , Huesca, Spain
  • XIII National Rural Amateur Cinema Contest (Cantabria Government), 1987, Santander, Spain

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