Producer: Gonzalo E. Veloso
Format: Super 8mm
Dialogues: Without dialogues
Subtitles: No subtitles
Atlantic Yellow is the name of the unique variety of granite from Serra da Groba, located on the most rectilinear and southern coast of Galicia, and a passage of initiation paths since the Sumerian culture. This is an area of great Celtic influence that would later connect with Christianism who would appropriate the arcane wisdom to implant its own traditions like the currently Camino de Santiago. Due to its wealth and unawareness, Serra da Groba depicts a great "stone book" in which ancestral pearls of wisdom and powerful cosmo-telluric forces (that have remained as residues of the rustic within the cultural process) are hidden, resisting the orthodoxy-idolatry / truth-falsity division. This fact could explain the mysterious reason why the monks of Cistercian erected one of their monasteries here, face to face with the ocean, despite the dangers that its "outdoors" situation in the 12th century. Perhaps they knew, thanks to the preceding culture the need to live in harmony with nature. Still and moving images combine and are stained by the film material itself, redefining those notions related to the love for the insondability of the wild, but structurally assimilated as illusion and ignorance.
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