Mediático is delighted to present below links to a series of online documentaries and video essays on Basque and Spanish cinemas made by Professor Rob Stone of B-Film: The Birmingham Centre for Film Studies at the University of Birmingham, and a Mediático contributing editor..
These video essays originated in the overlap between a UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project entitled Screening European Heritage, which was run by Stone, at B-Film, and Professor Paul Cooke of The Centre for World Cinemas at the University of Leeds, and a Leverhulme Trust-funded project entitled Basque Cinema: History, Politics, Art directed by Stone.
The first video, ‘Basque Heritage Cinema’ (embedded below), was the outcome of the latter project. It is a 32-minute documentary on the complex representation of Basque history and identity in Basque cinema that combines interviews with academic experts, excerpts from key Basque films, and footage of key locations in the Basque Country. The video was directed and edited by Stone, and filmed by the project’s AHRC-funded research assistant Dr Axel Bangert.
The HD version of this documentary was screened at the international Screening European Heritage conference in Leeds in September 2013 and has since been shown at the universities of Pamplona and Cambridge with other screenings to follow. Basque Cinema: A Cultural and Political History by Stone and María Pilar Rodríguez will be published by I B Tauris in 2015.