More than a half a century ago, many Basques left Spain looking for a better life working as sheepherders in the American West. In Amerikanuak, Nach Reig looks at the lives at some of the last remaining Basque sheepherders in the U.S. The documentary takes place under the vast blue skies and the bleak but beautiful winter landscape of the small town of Elko, Nevada.
Dir. Ignacio Reig. Spain. 2010.
Film will be in Basque and English with subtitles in English.
Dr. Ana Oskoz will lead a discussion of the film.
Part of UMBC’s Spanish-Language Film Festival: Discovering New Film from Spain and Latin America
The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain, and its Program for Cultural Cooperation with United States’ Universities.
The film series is co-sponsored by the departments of Education, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Geography and Environmental Studies; the Honors College, the Language, Literacy and Culture program, the New Media Studio, and the Media and Communication Studies program.
Open Year Round: