This classic documents the life in a rural area where the sole source of income is the physically gruelling labour of salt mining.
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Autour des salines. The life in a salt mine in Spain
A visually expressive documentary about salt mining and its perils - done in a style that most subversively evokes a certain then-current official Spanish cinema, made to sell the fascist nation as a holiday paradise.
The final image of some boys with a fighting cock is more devastating than hopeful.