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Published on Mar 4, 2015
Synopsis Gonzalo is a farmer who lives with his family in a village in Ribera del Duero in northern Castile in central Spain. The ancient, wise tradition of producing the food they eat, from the slaughter of a pig to their own wine, has worked very well for them at this time of crisis in Spain. The village is also scarred by factory closures and unemployment, while small farmers suffer from the conditions continually imposed by the food industry. Sowing and harvest, like fiestas and customs, mark the annual cycle with its many difficulties and problems, but also its joys and satisfaction. “SINCE THE WORLD WAS WORLD” is a portrayal of the other Spain, less familiar, struggling to survive in the villages between tradition and the crisis. The film is also understood as homage to simple things, the natural, and the refreshing rebellion of living wisdom.