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Streaming video

Title Song of the Basques / written and directed by Emily Lobsenz ; a Daggewood Films production
Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2018


Description 1 online resource (1 video file (72 min.)) : sound, color
Summary Their origins are unknown, their language one of the world's most ancient. They established one of the first democracies and led Europe's Age of Exploration, fueled the industrial revolution and then established Spain's first labor unions. Today they are the farmers preserving heirloom seeds, the engineers developing sustainable energies and the activists demanding social change. Who are these people and how have they navigated the ages as a thriving modern society while retaining a distinctive identity? SONG OF THE BASQUES dances between ancient history and present day as captivating characters embrace us with their singular spirit. An intimate exploration into this mysterious culture develops into a complex picture of indigenous identity. Worldly curiosity and receptiveness infused with a commitment to heritage, environment and community sustains Basque culture. Facing the current challenges of their contemporary situation, these men and women must do the same. The survival of Basque culture comes to stand for the survival of a way of life that is steadily escaping the ever-homogenizing world. Rooted in heritage, while embracing unknown futures, SONG OF THE BASQUES offers a poetic perspective on how we create and sustain cultures in our contemporary globalized world
Notes Originally produced as a documentary film in 2014
Performer Andoni Luis Aduriz, Ander Manterola, Amagoia Etxeberria, José Etxebarria Urrutia, Lara Mitxelena, Arantxa Larasalde, Itziar Etxebarria, José Ignacio Isusi, Begoña Isusi, Iker Vallejo, Jesus Maria Presa Azkona, Jon Presa Herranz, Aritz "Mendizabal", Olatza
Notes In English, Spanish, and Basque with English subtitles
Online resource; title from title frames
Subject Basques -- Social life and customs
Basques -- History
Basques -- Ethnic identity
Basques -- Social life and customs.
Basques -- Ethnic identity.
Genre/Form History.
Documentary films.
Documentary films.
Form Streaming video
Author Lobsenz, Emily, filmmaker
Daggewood Films (Firm), production company