Jurria – Guardians Del Garote (Jurria – The Guardians of the Pole)

Jurria – Guardians Del Garote (Jurria – The Guardians of the Pole)

Spain

2021

35min min

Spain

2021

35min min

The Shepherd’s Leap is an old tradition from the Canary Islands, Spain, which let the first Canarian settlers travel quickly through the difficult topography in search of their flocks. Grazing is one of the main reasons this tradition survives, and so when grazing dwindled, the Shepherd’s Leap was in danger. Jurria, The Guardians of the Pole tells of the comeback of this tradition among the inhabitants of Gran Canaria island, thanks to the effort and teachings of an old shepherd called Master Paco. Today the Shepherd's Leap is a cultural phenomenon that survives thanks to groups of people called Jurrias, spread out in Gran Canaria and the rest of the archipelago.

The Shepherd’s Leap is an old tradition from the Canary Islands, Spain, which let the first Canarian settlers travel quickly through the difficult topography in search of their flocks. Grazing is one of the main reasons this tradition survives, and so when grazing dwindled, the Shepherd’s Leap was in danger. Jurria, The Guardians of the Pole tells of the comeback of this tradition among the inhabitants of Gran Canaria island, thanks to the effort and teachings of an old shepherd called Master Paco. Today the Shepherd's Leap is a cultural phenomenon that survives thanks to groups of people called Jurrias, spread out in Gran Canaria and the rest of the archipelago.

Original Language

English

Direction

Pedro Cubiles

Editing

Nomadas Producciones

Sound

Nomadas Producciones

Script

Pedro Cubiles/ Isidoro Falcon

Producer

Isidoro Falcon

Filmmaker

Filmmaker

Pedro Cubiles is a documentary filmmaker and a photographer born in the Canary Islands, Spain. He grew up in a family steeped in classical music, poetry, and literature and loves to travel. He studied Business and Tourist Activities in Spain, and Art, Design and Media, in England. His passion for telling stories and for photography and exploration enabled him to start a career in the field of documentary. He turns experience into solid narrative in his work. His filmography includes: 7.000 Km (2011), a solo adventure driving through New Zealand; The Delhi Express (2013),solo train adventure through northern India; Un Viaje al Corazón (Trip to the Heart) (2014), showcasing the work of the Spanish NGO Educanepal; Marangu Pasos Encantados (Marangu Enchanted Steps) (2014), about the Kilimanjaro ascent of the blind Spanish blind swimmer Enhamed Enhamed; Parinacota Sombras de un 6.000 (Parinacota The Shades of a 6.000) (2015), about the attempt of the inexperienced Spanish fighter Juan Espino “El Trota” to climb the Bolivian-Chilean Volcano Parinacota; No Solo 18 Horas (More Than Just 18 Hours) (2017), abouta 120 km solo run in Iceland by Spanish runner Marcos Yánez; and Construyendo Esperanza (Building Hope) (2018),a non-profit Spanish organization’s work against leukemia.

Pedro Cubiles is a documentary filmmaker and a photographer born in the Canary Islands, Spain. He grew up in a family steeped in classical music, poetry, and literature and loves to travel. He studied Business and Tourist Activities in Spain, and Art, Design and Media, in England. His passion for telling stories and for photography and exploration enabled him to start a career in the field of documentary. He turns experience into solid narrative in his work. His filmography includes: 7.000 Km (2011), a solo adventure driving through New Zealand; The Delhi Express (2013),solo train adventure through northern India; Un Viaje al Corazón (Trip to the Heart) (2014), showcasing the work of the Spanish NGO Educanepal; Marangu Pasos Encantados (Marangu Enchanted Steps) (2014), about the Kilimanjaro ascent of the blind Spanish blind swimmer Enhamed Enhamed; Parinacota Sombras de un 6.000 (Parinacota The Shades of a 6.000) (2015), about the attempt of the inexperienced Spanish fighter Juan Espino “El Trota” to climb the Bolivian-Chilean Volcano Parinacota; No Solo 18 Horas (More Than Just 18 Hours) (2017), abouta 120 km solo run in Iceland by Spanish runner Marcos Yánez; and Construyendo Esperanza (Building Hope) (2018),a non-profit Spanish organization’s work against leukemia.

Contact

Pedro Cubiles

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Pedro Cubiles