Documentaries

LEVANTADORES Documentary | Basque Strongman

In the mountains of northern Spain, farmers and laypeople have competed in rural Strongman sports for generations. Stone lifting, wood cutting, bale tossing — the sports themselves carried over from years of manual labor, of daily life surviving off the land. LEVANTADORES introduces this rich culture which has helped influence a generation of modern day Strongman who are doing what they can to keep this heritage alive.

Still Images:
– Author: Indalecio Ojanguren, Source: Gipuzkoako Foru Aldundiko Kultura eta Euskara Departamentua, Title: 03_sendia.jpg, Adapted
– https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:03_sendia.jpg
– Author: Indalecio Ojanguren, Source: Gipuzkoako Foru Aldundiko Kultura eta Euskara Departamentua, Title: 07_laiatzen.jpg, Adapted
– https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:07_laiatzen.jpg
– Author: Artberri, Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/artberri/5271329836/, Title: Trontzea, Euskal Herria.jpg, Adapted
– https://www.flickr.com/photos/13613802@N05/5271329836
– Author: Indalecio Ojanguren, Source: Gipuzkoako Artxibo Orokorra (GFA) http://www.guregipuzkoa.net/photo/3546, Title: IngudeAltxaketa.jpg, Adapted
– https://en.wiki2.org/wiki/File:IngudeAltxaketa_jpg
– Author: Indalecio Ojanguren, Source: Gipuzkoako Artxibo Orokorra (GFA) http://www.guregipuzkoa.net/photo/57, Title: Laiariak.jpg, Adapted
– https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Laiariak.jpg
CC-BY-SA-3.0Images from GureGipuzkoa
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en
Remainder of still images used with permission by the owner(s)

Thanks to all who participated in the creation of this film — all the families and individuals who let us into their homes and shared their culture with us.

Special Thanks:
Jan and Terry Todd
Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports
Lucio Dolcel
Additional thanks to Maite and the Rural-Mañe family for use of family photo archive