GIZALANA, a film by Toma Jablon,
Client: French Basque Town Bidart
Produced by Jablon Productions.

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.

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