In Cap i Corp, a tiny village of the Spanish Mediterranean coast, a small group of locals led by Juan have battled against urban planning abuse and deeprooted corruption by publishing a handmade newspaper. In its pages they inform the neighbours and denounce corruption, writing a story of civil resistance in the heart of a community divided over the choice of alternative development models.
Behind the cameras
From the Shore is a fully independent, self financed feature documentary.
- Jorge Yetano, director
- Miguel Yetano, producer
- Sonsoles Galindo, producer
- Milena Holzknecht, editor
- Guillermo Mata, music
From the shore as a project started 7 years ago after we came across what seemed a strange anomaly on the coast of Castellón: a small rural community by the Mediterranean, with long empty beaches, free of the massification and high rise apartment buildings that have become the distinctive mark of most of the Spanish Mediterranean coast. Trying to explain ourselves how this exception was even possible, we started investigating, talking and filming.
From the Shore came from the gut. We felt very strongly that the financial and moral bankruptcy our country had plunged into, hadn’t received a satisfactory explanation. Not having the financial support of the industry poses many challenges, but at the same time provides exciting possibilities. We have overcome the many obstacles with lots of creativity, conviction and perseverance, and of course thanks to many friends and collaborators. On the way, we enjoyed the guidance of Story Doc (Greece), the Rough cut screenings at Docs Barcelona, and the Anti-Pitch sessions at Medimed (Sitges).
The time has finally come to present the story of this small village, a story that talks about resilience, citizenship, and love for the land.