The Border Crossing
Daniels, J. 2014. The Border Crossing. The University of East London. doi:10.15123/DATA.17
Part of the linked thesis Memory, Place and Subjectivity: Experiments in Independent Documentary Filmmaking.
'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.'
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|Output||Memory, Place and Subjectivity: Experiments in Independent Documentary Filmmaking|
|Publisher||The University of East London|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.15123/DATA.17|
|External resource||British Council Film Directory|
|Copyright information||2011 Copyright High Ground Films|
This film is part of the PhD thesis available at http;//dx.doi.org/10.15123/PUB.3929
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