The Basque Ball: Skin Against Stone (2003)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Politics & Government, Social Issues, Race & Ethnicity  |   Run Time - 115 min.  |   Countries - Spain  |  
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Acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Julio Medem turns toward nonfiction to direct the documentary La Pelota Vasca: La Piel Contra la Piedra (The Basque Ball: Skin Against Stone). This controversial film is a look at the complicated situation between the Basque nationalist movement and the Spanish government. Medem interviews politicians, novelists, musicians, and over 70 other commentators in his efforts to explain both sides of the complex situation in the Basque Country of Northern Spain. Contains French, Castilian Spanish, and Basque languages. The Basque Ball was shown at the San Sebastian Film Festival, the Sundance Film Festival, and was nominated for a Goya award.

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Basque, interview, separatism, Spain, violence