SAVAGES IN FOREIGN LANDS
54 mins - 16:9 HD - Spanish / English
PROD: UNSEEN MOTIONS LTD
Many legends surround these people, from the descendants of Atlantis, to the opponents of the Roman Empire left on the islands as prisoners... or mysterious pyramid builders.
Living far from the continent and isolated from the rest of the world, the Guanches believed they were the only survivors of a terrible natural catastrophe that had wiped out the entire humanity. Until six-hundred years ago, when some Spanish sailors first stepped on the Canary islands. More than 2500 years separated the two cultures.
Savages in Foreign Lands reveals the untold story of this society, lost in the Atlantic ocean in the pre-columbian times.
An unprecedented quest to the truth and identity, but also a story of survival, legacy, conquest and recognition
"Savages in Foreign Lands" is a feature documentary about the lost civilisation of the Guanches, the aboriginals of the Canary Islands.
Over three years in the making project, covering footage from 4 different islands and across the Atlantic Ocean, with 11 interviews from specialists on the subject. Distributed by ZED in Paris, the The film was released in cinemas in Tenerife (Multicines), Gran Canaria (Monopol) and La Palma (La Casa de la Cultura) in May 2017. The film was also broadcasted live on VTV Vietnam in 2018 and Direct+ in 2019.
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