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The Basque Ball: Skin Against Stone (2003)
"La pelota vasca. La piel contra la piedra" (original title)

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A contribution to our understanding of an important issues, hidden by politicians and the media
3 October 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

If you want to know more about the Basque area of France/Spain, the deep political problems (which have echoes of Northern Ireland) and get to the bottom of something that is glossed over by the media and the Spanish government, go and see The Basque Ball. But be warned, it is a film that requires much attention and dedication - it's no easy viewing. There are so many points to assimilate that your brain may well ache after the first half hour. But if you stay on track the effort is worth it - you will have learnt a lot (even if a 'lot' is little more than scratching the surface) about an issue on our doorstep that is not being made public (the Spanish Government, predictably, I understand, tried to have the film banned) .


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