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DVD The Battle of the Côa, A Portuguese Lesson

Public price: 20,00 €


The Battles of the Côa, A Portuguese Lesson
A film by Jean-Luc Bouvret
(82 min. / 2017)


Jean-Luc Bouvret’s film “The Battle of the Côa, A Portuguese Lesson” retraces the epic tale of rescuing this unique European site, made up of thousands of prehistoric rock engravings in the open air. Threatened by flooding by the construction of a gigantic dam, it is today classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site. In the style of a thriller, in a behind-the-scenes look at a power struggle, this film tells the story of David versus Goliath. Beyond heritage preservation, this victory of cultural, ecological and human values over cold, economic reasoning embodies strong symbolism and collective hope in today’s Europe.


Film © 2017 Le Miroir

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DIGIPACK DVD / English - Français - Português Subtitles / DVD5 PAL / Multizone / 16/9


July 2018


Archeology, DVD Collection (eng), Environment, Heritage, Politics

Jean-Luc Bouvret, vallée du Côa