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By José Luis Penafuerte

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Aguaviva is the name of a small, isolated Spanish village in the Aragon region.  Like rural Spain, Aguaviva was destined to a slow and certain death, due to the aging of the population and the extremely low birth rate, but also to the flight of active people to the cities. The school only had around thirty children left, the fields were increasingly neglected, and some houses were empty.


The mayor of Aguaviva decides to react: he places an ad in different countries: "Spanish village seeking families who are candidates for immigration". The conditions of this exile: have at least two children between six and twelve years old, and stay in the place for five years.

A coproduction Les Films de la Passerelle, Centre du Cinéma et de l'audiovisuel de la Communauté Française de Belgique, RTBF Télévision belge, CBA

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Year: 2005
Duration: 52' and 90'
Language: French 
Direction: Jose Luis Penafuerte

Cinematography: Rémon Fromont
Sound: Paul Heymans
Editing: Michèle Hubinon
Christine Pireaux - Les Films de la Passerelle
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