''If Basque cinema is only important to us, then we’ve made a mistake''
Joxean Fernández (1973 – San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa) is director of the Basque Film Library. He is also a member of the Zinemaldia festival’s steering committe, professor at the University of Nantes and a specialist in the history of the cinema. He was asked by the Etxepare Institute to write a short book on the history of Basque cinema, which was recently published with a trilingual version with support from the Basque Cultural Institute. In this work he recounts and analyses local cinema to better understand both its past and its future.[+]
"Mixing artistic genres enables you to keep intensity"
- Music and singing
Meeting with the winners of the first two calls for "Hogei'ta" projects initiated by the Basque Cultural Institute: Pierre Lafitte presents "Lloba" by the Moï Moï group which will be performed on 22 November. Hannah Frances Whelan, Garazi Lopez de Armentia and David Alcorta, from the Parasite group, interpret "Hautsa", which will be inaugurated on 5 November at the Scène Nationale de Bayonne.[+]
''There is always a reason why a dance disappears''
Jon Iruretagoyena (1985 – Mendionde, Labourd) is a danser and choreographer. He is president of the Maritzuli company and teaches Basque dance at the IDB, as well as for other programmes*. At Biarritz’s Temps d’Aimer la Danse he talked about the history of Souletine dance techniques at a conference which surprised the audience and led to this interview.[+]