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The Border Crossing

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The Border Crossing

Synopsis

In this evocative and unique experimental documentary, award winning filmmaker Jill Daniels explores her memories of violence 30 years ago hitchhiking through the Basque country. She searches for the places she hopes will jolt her fading memory. Merging past and present, documentary and fiction she recreates her journey. Diving further into this world she discovers other women, Maria and Aitziber, also changed by violence. Maria is a photographer who lives alone and has survived a car crash but her niece was killed. Her dead father was sentenced to death in the civil war in Spain and she holds close his prison diary. Aitziber is a young Basque nationalist who spent five years in prison and for five days after her arrest was tortured by the Spanish police. Together these stories, build a mosaic of impressions of the past and present. As Daniels comes to the end of her journey she realizes she can't be free of the past. She has come full circle. http://www.jilldanielsfilms.com/

Details

Year
2011
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
47 mins
Format
DVCAM
Director
Jill Daniels
Producer
Jill Daniels
Editor
Jill Daniels
Screenwriter
Jill Daniels
Director of Photography
Jill Daniels
Sound
Lauren Daniels
Music
Alia Schaefer
Principal Cast
Sian Paddock

Production Company

High Ground Films
contact@jilldanielsfilms.com
44 (0) 207 564 3211