Part of the In Transit: Border Crossing in Spanish Language Cinema Series
Nacho Reig / 92 min / 2011
More than half a century ago, many Basques left Spain to look for a better life working as sheep herders in the American West. In Amerkanauk, Nacho Reig looks at the lives of some of the last remaining Basque sheepherders in the United States. The documentary takes place under the vast blue skies and bleak but beautiful winter landscape of the small town of Elko, Nevada.
Sponsored by the Film Club Series, cosponsored by the Latina/o Studies Program.