Tindaya Variations

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2018 / 40 minutes

Directed by
Isaac Marrero-Guillamon
Anthropologist
Country of production
United Kingdom

The mountain of Tindaya (Fuerteventura, Canary Islands) is more than a mountain. It was a sacred site for the indigenous people of Fuerteventura; later, its rock was quarried and sold for ornamental purposes; more recently, it was the proposed location for a ‘Monument to Tolerance’ designed by renowned artist Eduardo Chillida. Today, goat herders and tourists cross paths on it. Marrero-Guillamon’s explores the multiple meanings that coalesce and compete around this site, weaving images of activist, exhibitions, public talks, interviews with locals and computer simulations of the proposed Monument, against a background of tourism, post-crisis ruins and arid landscapes.

In the 2019 RAI Film Fest Special Interest
Language and subtitles
Spanish with English subtitles
Location(s) depicted
Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain
Region
Western Mediterranean
Country
Spain
Keywords
Archival material / Museum displays Art / Artists / Artisans Environment Material Culture Indigenous peoples / First Nations peoples Archaeology

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