The Diputación de Ourense collaborates with a documentary on the tradition of Raia’s villages

The Diputación de Ourense collaborates with the audiovisual project entitled “7 days in the Raia”, a documentary by Nós TV made as a road movie that addresses the linguistic, cultural, social and historical links between the territories and people on both sides of the border between Galicia and Portugal, stopping at numerous points in the province of Ourense such as Moimenta, Portocamba, Feces de Abaixo e Mandín, Santiago de Rubiás, Terrachán, Olelas or Aceredo.

“Ourense, which has the largest extension of border between Spain and Portugal, has an ethnographic, cultural and historical wealth that deserves to be disseminated, and this documentary work shows some of the most outstanding aspects of the uniqueness and identity of our people,” says Manuel Baltar.

The documentary that premieres today, Saturday, will be broadcast on Nós TV channels, on 119 R, and will also be publicised through social networks on the website nostelevision.gal, on youtube, facebook, twitter and instagram.

The linguistic, historical, social and cultural links of the places and people living on both sides of the border between Galicia and Portugal are evident and mark the development of this audiovisual work. According to the authors, this is demonstrated by travelling by car and filming the whole area for seven days. Through the journey, we discovered the links between the two realities and the result was a documentary in the form of a road trip that stops in numerous towns, from east to west, to talk to different people in each of them and highlight the customs and the rich heritage and culture of this area, says the production company.

The documentary, produced by Caballa Cooperativa Gallega for Nós Televisión, has the support of the Diputación de Ourense, the Eurocidade Chaves-Verín, the councils of Hermisende, Entrimo, Tomiño, Tui and the Municipal Chamber of Montalegre.

The Diputación de Ourense, in this strategic line of support to our cultural identity, signed last March with the secretary general of the Associaçao Impulsora de la Casa de la Lusofonía, Xosé Carlos Morell, a collaboration agreement that will allow the installation in Ourense of the “Casa de la Lusofonía”, within the network of facilities of these characteristics that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the European Union has. Baltar described it as “a great agreement in favour of ours, taking into account the deep connection of Ourense with the world of Lusophony and, of course, the Galician language, the greatest treasure of Galicia, as stated in our Statute of Autonomy”.

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