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‘Black is Beltza II: Ainhoa’ filmeko soinu-banda CD formatuan eta LP bikoitzean merkaturatuko da

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Fermin Muguruza zinema-pantailetara itzuliko da ‘Black is Beltza II: Ainhoa’ animaziozko film berriarekin.

Mundu mailako estreinaldia Zinemaldian eskainiko da datorren irailaren 23an, ostirala, Donostiako Belodromoan. Sarrerak dagoeneko agortu dira. Azken aukera bat egongo da, egunean bertan leihatilan.

80ko hamarkadan kokatuta, zinta girotzen duen musika proiektuaren zati garrantzitsu bat da. Maite Arroitajauregi ‘Mursego’k sortu du filmaren soinu banda originala Horrez gain, Kortatu, Redskins, Cicatriz, The Pogues, Benny Moré, Barricada, Bakht Zamina, Tania Saleh, Brenda Navarrete, Zebda eta Massilia Sound System bezalako artista eta taldeen lanak daude.

Soinu-banda CD formatuan eta LP bikoitzean (biniloa) merkaturatuko da irailaren 16tik aurrera.

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Aizu! AEKren aldizkariko azalean azaltzeak ilusio handia egiten dit. Elkarrizketan… spoiler dexente Black is Beltza II: Ainhoa filmaren inguruan.

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Aizu! AEK-ren aldizkariko azalean azaltzeak ilusio handia egiten dit, AEKarekin ikasi bainuen euskara.
Elkarrizketan… spoiler dexente @blackisbeltza.2.ainhoa filmaren inguruan.
A! Eta aldizkari berdinean, @anelindane ri elkarrizketa ere bai. Kriston alea beraz!
@pantailakeuskaraz
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High Proportion Of Adult Projects Selected For Cartoon Movie 2022

Cartoon Brew ➝ The line-up for Cartoon Movie, Europe’s premier pitching platform for animated features, has been unveiled.

Projects will be presented by high-profile filmmakers including Louis Clichy (Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion), Remi Chayé (Calamity, a Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary), Edmunds Jansons (Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs), Anca Damian (Marona’s Fantastic Tale), and Claude Barras (My Life as a Zucchini). Films we’ve covered before will be featured, including Mars Express and Titina.

Here are key facts and highlights from the upcoming edition, which is due to be held in person in Bordeaux, France on March 8–10, 2022. Keep an eye on Cartoon Brew for deeper coverage of individual projects.

  • In all, 57 projects have been selected from 114 submissions. That’s similar to 55 in 2021, but below the 66 chosen at the 2020 and 2019 events (the former was held just before France was locked down).
  • The 57 projects represent a total budget of €266.3 million (USD$302 million) and 77 hours of animation.
  • As always, France is the most prolific country, serving as main producer on 15 projects. Spain is next with eight, followed by Belgium and Norway with five each. The U.K., a major European producer of animated series, has zero.
  • There’s a higher proportion of projects for adults and young adults than in previous years: 21 projects (or 37%). We believe that’s a record for the event.
  • Around half the projects — 28 — are for families. Seven are for children, one for teenagers.
  • In terms of stage of production, the biggest group is projects in development, which make up 41% of the total. Those at concept stage account for 33%, in production 14%, and at “sneak preview” 12%.

Image at top: “Black is Beltza II: Ainhoa”

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Basque Cultural Day is Online for 2021

Basque Cultural Day, an event that normally takes place every two years at the Basque Cultural Center in South San Francisco, is being presented virtually this year on Saturday, Oct. 23. As a result, people all over the globe can participate in this educational day, called “On Our Own Together.” The Basque Educational Organization (BEO), sponsor of the event, has a spectacular line-up of speakers on a variety of Basque topics.

Professor Xabier Irujo (left) and writer David Romtvedt

Special guests who will appear include Xabier Irujo, the Director of the Center of Basque Studies, and writer and musician David Romtvedt, both speaking about poet Joxe Mari Iparragirre. Art critic and UNR professor Larraitz Ariznabarreta will talk about Basque abstract artists, graduate student Nic Smith will speak on revolution and ethnicity, and Basque music expert Mikaela Goicoechea will talk about the history of popular Basque music.

After choosing the speakers, the BEO directors met with them several times in preparation for the Cultural Day. Each time “we have stepped away energized, intrigued, and wanting more. Sharing this experience is an honor we don’t take lightly,” said Anna Marie Etcheverria, chair of BEO.

BEO’s webpage on the Cultural Day presents several interesting short video chats with each of the Cultural Day guests. “We put together some fun videos so you can ‘meet’ everyone before Oct. 23rd and learn a bit about the individuals and characters they’ll be talking about,” Etcheverria said

The Zoom presentation will run from 1 – 5 p.m. The Zoom information will be on the BEO webpage in a few days. Each speaker will start their presentation approximately at the top of each hour. The BEO is encouraging viewers to organize their own viewing parties at home. If you want to organize a viewing party and sign up on their page, they will send you a packet with BEO kerchiefs and some other items to help viewers get in the mood.

Xabier Irujo and David Romtvedt will speak at 1 p.m. about their recent  translation of poems of Joxe Mari Iparragirre, whose poems include the lyrics of the song “Tree of Gernika.” Click here to buy a copy of Iparragirre’s book on Amazon. To hear the video chats with Irujo, click here. To catch a bit of Romtvedt, click here.

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Professor Larraitz Ariznabarreta

Ariznabarreta teaches classes on Basque art, literature and culture at the University of Nevada Reno. She will talk about three modern Basque abstract artists born during Franco’s dictatorship. She will discuss their work and how the Basque Country has changed after Franco. For video chats with Ariznabarreta, click here.

 

 

Nic Smith

Nic Smith, a graduate student at UCLA, will talk about “Black is Beltza,” an animated film by musician Fermin Muguruza about a freedom fighter named Manex. To hear more from Smith, click here.

 

 

 

 

Mikaela Goicoechea

Goicoechea is the current Music Program director for North American Basque Organizations and has launched Foku Musikala, a monthly Basque song from YouTube, with Spotify links, lyrics and vocabulary. She has also created Basque playlists on Spotify. Click here to see the videos with Goicoechea.

 

 

 


A video on the making of the animated film “Black is Beltza.”

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