+ ++ Viernes Video: Quirky web series set in Spain that blends documentary with fiction
Videos

Viernes Video: Quirky web series set in Spain blends documentary with fiction

Viernes Video: Quirky web series set in Spain blends documentary with fiction

LatinaLista — What happens when an Anglo-American young man finds himself in a small rural Andalucí­an village in Spain to teach English to the locals? We get a touchingly funny web series described as a blend of documentary and fiction titled Pueblo.

Pueblo was filmed from 2010-2011 and created as a bilingual project by friends Eve Richer and Ben Raznick while working as English teachers in La Puerta de Segura, Spain. The duo worked with local teachers and townspeople and even the soundtrack is by Spanish musicians. What makes the project really interesting is that neither had any experience in filmmaking or had any money to create the series.

Yet a charming story was the result of such risk-taking.

Ben Raznick plays fish-out-of-water Ben, an American English teacher who arrives in Spain to teach English in the schools and soon develops a relationship with a local beauty named Erika Martinez who happens to be played by… a mannequin head. The fact that she’s a mannequin head is never acknowledged throughout the series, which only adds to its quirky charm and unique storytelling.

The eight-episode web series is said to be a love letter to the Spanish town and its inhabitants, giving everyone a rare glimpse into the lives and landscapes of a world most people will never get to experience.

The series' creators developed a web site that not only highlights the film but gives real-world advice on how to apply for the proper paperwork and visa to visit and work in Spain, behind-the-scenes filming of the web series and the full story of how such an unlikely story found its way on the cyberscreen.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQPxzxA14HU[/youtube]

Click to add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Videos

More in Videos

2_442_c91443f3-46fd-4406-a43e-d41af542c14d

Video: How one teacher keeps dreams afloat for the children of migrant farmworkers

Latina ListaDecember 16, 2015
2_437_aa105bd4-019c-4b64-b16f-e47f8ba78fc2

Video: What would the U.S. look like under a Trump directive of mass deportation? Beyond scary!

Latina ListaDecember 11, 2015
2_383_d351b4b2-3646-40e9-bfed-776461df6a4b

Video: Femicide documentary raises alarm over escalating gender-based violence

Latina ListaNovember 18, 2015
2_341_1f1cb071-cf42-48fd-b8fd-2d77dbe7f489

Video: Creating a new movement showcasing how everyone’s sense of style is “What’s Underneath”

Latina ListaNovember 4, 2015
2_327_b716dba0-8a37-4d08-b206-adc481baf556

Video: Hearing the voices, understanding the pain of DREAMers

Latina ListaOctober 29, 2015
2_295_b186a655-6f0c-4459-8ed2-deb2f7e7988c

Video: Mexican journalists fleeing for their lives find asylum hopes in “El Paso”

Latina ListaOctober 20, 2015
2_222_d11f287e-a6c7-4cfd-8fc6-f525acc75b18

Documentary brings upcoming Supreme Court decision on juvenile life sentences to forefront

Latina ListaSeptember 23, 2015
2_204_39a72f73-3fda-4cf8-bdcd-ce8353403838

Video: An American House where the homeless and undocumented find safe refuge

Latina ListaSeptember 17, 2015
2_182_34908236-186c-470f-b9c2-540bffd407d3

Video: New documentary brings the case of 43 missing Mexican students to global attention

Latina ListaSeptember 11, 2015