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Joxean Fernández

Joxean Fernández

''If Basque cinema is only important to us, then we’ve made a mistake''

  • EKE - Xan Aire
  • 2013-11-26
  • Language: Euskara

Joxean Fernández (1973 – San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa) is director of the Basque Film Library. He is also a member of the Zinemaldia festival’s steering committe, professor at the University of Nantes and a specialist in the history of the cinema. He was asked by the Etxepare Institute to write a short book on the history of Basque cinema, which was recently published with a trilingual version with support from the Basque Cultural Institute. In this work he recounts and analyses local cinema to better understand both its past and its future.