Santoalla

Santoalla

DVD - 2017
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Progressive Dutch couple Martin Verfondern and Margo Pool had only one dream, to live off the land, far from the constraints and complications of the city. But, when they arrive in the crumbling Spanish village of Santoalla, the foreigners challenge the traditions of the town's sole remaining family, igniting a decade-long conflict that culminates in Martin's mysterious disappearance.
Publisher: [Brooklyn, New York] : Oscilloscope Laboratories, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: 364.152309461 SAN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (82 minutes) : DVD video, digital, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Apr 10, 2018

A touching true mystery in Spain about a loving couple that moved from Holland to a very small, picturesque, Spanish farming village in the mountains to make a new life for themselves! An artistic, creative couple sought to improve and rebuild the crumbling, derelict village buildings and roads in an environmentally-friendly, sustainable way!

They wanted to get away from all the govt bureucracy and busy lives in Europe! So, they sold up, travelled for two years and happily settled in Spain! Their life was a stuff of dreams that many of us hope for, but never quite take the actual plunge! This Adventurous Couple did! They did not want a normal life, but an extraoridinary one! And they got one!

This couple got a thriving farming going with various farm animals and organic agriculture! Built a home by hand, using the old, time-proved methods! Farm plowing done with the horses and donkeys! Clearing roads of debris and rocks, inviting people to vacation and volunteer, etc etc!
Few years down the road, living in the remote Spanish countryside, a great frustation ensued for the Two only Families living there (other village families moved away long before for economic reasons), one wanting to rebuild/ improve and another to obstruct in every way! The Economy of the village, the Quality of Life could have been much improved, but for the original Spanish Family, their only Neighbours, who wanted None of it! The Lies, deception, threats, corruption, and finally, disappearance and.. murder!
A Movie can be surely made of this true story!

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