16 Abr Etxea: The Basque Word for Home
Sun 24 May, 3:30pm at Glasgow (CCA)
Basharat Khan – Spain / UK, 2014 – 49m
Spanish / English and Basque with English subtitles, UK Premiere
Etxea is a documentary about life in a rural community that explores the relationship between the residents of three houses who are brought together by a moment of crisis. Set in the heart of the Basque Country/Spain, The film follows Phil Miller, from Scotland who is living isolated in an old house, Felica and Maria Esther are two elderly ladies who lead a humble and traditional life and a group of squatters who move into an abandoned building work together to recover a sense of community that has been lost in the small villages of rural Spain.
Through a tale of necessity and care, the film looks at themes of isolation, community and the meaning of home as defined in the Basque culture.