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Costa da Morte

(Lois Patiño, 2013, 81 min)

"Upon entering men in landscape and landscape in men, the eternal life of Galicia was created" - Castelao

Costa da Morte is a region in the northwest of Galicia (Spain), which was considered as the end of the world during the Roman period. Its dramatic name comes from the numerous shipwrecks that happened along history in this area made of rocks, mist and storms.

We cross this land observing the people who inhabit it,  fishermen, gatherers of shellfish, loggers... We witness traditional craftsmen who maintain both an intimate relationship and an antagonistic battle with the vastness of this territory. The wind, the stones, the sea, the fire, are characters in this film, and through them we approach the mystery of the landscape, understanding it as a unified ensemble with man, his history and legends.


Directed by Lois Patiño


Saturday, March 29 9:15pm

“Costa da Morte”

The “Coast of Death”, a region in Galicia, Spain, was considered the end of the world during the Roman period. Lois Patino’s documentary patiently observes the people who inhabit it:

Michigan Theater (Screening Room)