in about 100 words or less
Spain 27m, B&W
Director: Luis Buñuel; Cast: Abel Jacquin, Alexandre O’Neill
Inspired by Maurice Legendre’s ethnographic study, Las Jurdes: étude de géographie humaine (1927), Land Without Bread is a subversive documentary about the plight of the villagers of Las Hurdes who lived in a poor and remote mountainous region of Spain. As a personal and political statement against government authority, Buñuel’s film is a disturbing combination of fact and fiction that was banned by Spanish government for “exploiting” the local people (Klaus Ming November 2017).