|Director:||Alfonso Andrés, Javier Barajas|
|Producers:||Fernando Sa, Jon Collar|
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Alfonso Andrés, Javier Barajas
80' / 2013 / Spain
Spanish, German, French
At the height of World War II, while the Third Reich was winning one victory after another, a German film-maker and his team embarked on an unusual project: shooting a film about the life of the Basque people.
Once the conflict was over, the film was lost and its director fell into oblivion… until the discovery half a century later of the only existing copy of “Im lande der Basken” (In the land of the Basques); an enigmatic documentary showing these people from the racial viewpoint of the Nazis, and which is linked to the plan to forge an alliance with the Basque nationalist movement and representatives of other ethnic groups in order to build a new territorial order in Europe.
Seventy years later, these dark events and their protagonists are brought to light thanks to the testimony of their children, the discovery of unpublished documents and the memory of surviving witnesses of an era in which the dominion of the swastika spread from the Volga to the Bidasoa.
FICG 2014, NANTES
Javier Barajas Ortego
Graduated in Journalism at the UPV, this scriptwriter has made numerous documentaries such as “Una esvástica sobre el Bidasoa” or “Los vascos y la Segunda Guerra Mundial”. In the same way it should be noted those made for ETB “La Ciudad de los Caballos” and “La Ciudad de los Caballos”.
He has also written several books, “50 años de Soraluce” and “Ideko, 25 Aniversario” among others.
Alfonso Andrés Ayarza
He studied Audio-visual communications and has directed many documentaries such as “Una esvástica sobre el Bidasoa”, “La joya del Cantábrico” o “La ciudad de los caballos.”
As an editor, some of his documentaries include, - “Al otro lado del espejo” and “Memorias de un conspirador”.
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