Buber’s Basque Page, Sports Edition, Part 2: Surfing

Homeland is a short video produced by the Etxepare Basque Institute and Surffilmfestibal that gives a glimpse into the world of Basque surfing and surfers. Narrated in Euskara with English subtitles, it begins by introducing the Basque people and Basque culture from the perspective of the ancient traditions that many aspects of Basque culture are rooted in. The message is one of simplicity and returning to old traditions, moving beyond a culture of consumerism. Surfing is portrayed as one of the simple pleasures that connect people to nature.

Regardless of the message, the video itself is beautiful, with simply amazing views of the Basque countryside. And, while my Euskara is very poor, it was still very nice to be able to listen to the narration while reading the English subtitles to at least try to follow along.

Homeland from www.KORDUROY.tv on Vimeo.

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