Las Hurdes

They are found at nightfall in the hills...
:21:04 they return to their village.
We found it very hard to film them.
The realism of a painting by
Zurbaran or Ribera...

:21:13 nothing to reality itself.
The degenaration of these people is caused mainly by hunger...
...lack of hygiene, poverty and incest.
The shortest person here is 28 years old.
An older cretin.
We were only able to film these virtual savages with the help...
...of a friend from Las Hurdes, who acted as intermediary.
One day we saw a group of people in front of a doorway.
A child has just died.
The mother.
A death is one of the rare events in these miserable villages.
The women gather at the house of the deceased.
It's hard to transport a corpse.
Most villages don't have a cemetery.
They have to take this child to the cemetery in Nunomoral.
We decided to follow.