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Video: La Estrella, Spain. The Last Two Residents in the Village.

 

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Before the Spanish Civil War, La Estrella was a tiny but lively village in Spain with a population of roughly 200, but following the war’s end in 1939, many residents left to pursue work in cities. Continued shifting economic tides have left La Estrella, and many similar villages throughout Spain, all but abandoned. This short video profiles Juan Martín Colomer and his wife Sinforosa, La Estrella’s last inhabitants. Left childless since the death of their daughter decades ago, Martín longs for life in a less isolated place, while Sinforosa refuses to leave her home.

Directors: David Beltrán i Marí, Angello Faccini

Production company: Jungles in Paris

Text: Aeon

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