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Acclaimed documentary ‘Las pelotaris’, free online from March 8 to the 12

‘Las pelotaris – A girls game’

‘Las pelotaris – A girls game’ is a short documentary film by Andrés Salaberri Pueyo and Daniel Burgui Iguzkiza about women who play the Basque sport of pelota. It tells the story of a group of enthusiast women who try to make, with enormous sacrifices, their way of life in a sport which they feel true passion: the Pelota or Jai Alai. Despite their achievements in the court and championships, it is hard for them to gain recognition in a narrow universe predominantly ruled by and for men.

I’ve been wanting to watch this documentary forever. What a wonderful topic! But most importantly, my great friend Esther Ciganda is in it!

In honor of International Women’s Day, you can get a FREE PASS to see the documentary online from the 8 to the 12 of March. Just follow these steps:

  1. Visit www.feelmakers.com OR www. bit.do/laspelotaris
  2. Login: Just choose a valid email and a password
  3. Choose your subtitles, play the film, and enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “Acclaimed documentary ‘Las pelotaris’, free online from March 8 to the 12

  1. Anne Marie

    Thanks for sharing, Henar! Just watched it–really interesting! Had no idea women were playing Jai Alai in the ’40s and ’50s. And the whole thing reminded me of how much I loved playing pala as a kid. Made me want to find a fronton 🙂

  2. A Basque in Boise Post author

    I am glad you liked it! It’s really cool they decided to tackle that topic. Did you find the fronton? Haha!

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