Production:
Client: French Basque Town Bidart bidart.fr
Filmed & edited by Toma Jablon
Produced by Jablon Productions.

Description:
Over a period of 6 months, Toma Jablon documented the evolution of the redevelopment of Bidart’s town square, Place Sauveur Atchoarena. With a vision to capture the beauty of construction work, over three seasons of the year, and the emotions of the workers as they battle against the elements with heavy rainfalls and unexpected snowfall. The result is a short and powerful anthem to the workers and the stunning new landscaped architecture of Place Atchoarena.

Gizalana follows Jablon Production’s previous film for Bidart, Taupada, a film about the community connected to the square, before construction work took place, capturing the past, present and future vision of the now accomplished town square.

 Testimonial: French version:

“J’ai beaucoup apprécié votre collaboration, votre écoute, votre disponibilité. Plus qu’un chantier, le réaménagement de la place était une aventure humaine à laquelle vous avez pleinement participé. Vous avez su capter l’âme du projet et le retranscrire dans vos films qui ont touché au coeur les Bidartars.

A n’en pas douter, cette manifestation a été, grâce à vous, un événement des plus réussis.”

Emmanuel Alzuri, Maire de Bidart

Testimonial: English version:

“I really appreciated your collaboration, your listening, your availability. More than a building site, the redevelopment of the square was a human adventure in which you fully participated. You have captured the soul of the project and transcribed in your movies that touched the hearts of the Bidartars.

Without a doubt, this event was, thanks to you, a most successful event.”

Emmanuel Alzuri, Mayor of Bidart

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