The Azurmendi brothers

Original Title

Azurmendi Anaiak


Joxe and Patxi Azurmendi are the last basketmakers of Matxinbenta, a small town in the Basque region of Gipuzkoa where this activity finds ancestral roots. Every day, they wake up at dawn, gather chestnut wood, pull, work and polish the saplings and weave baskets until dusk, in the same workshop where their parents worked before them. This documentary unveil the process of their traditional basketmaking, from dawn to dusk.

Technical Details

Finished in 2014
Script and direction: Ainhoa Andraka and Moncho Fernández
Language: Euskara
Subtitles: Spanish, English, French
Running Time: 43’

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