This festival of San Fermin, Pamplona, Spain is a deeply rooted week-long celebration of traditional and folklore events. It's most famous event is the Running of the Bulls (encierro). Each morning for 8 consecutive days thousands of men, boys and some women run a few steps ahead of six, 2000 pound charging bulls on the way to the Bull Ring. The short run passes through four narrow streets of old Santo Domingo. Dressed in traditional white shirts and trousers with a red waistband and neckerchief, these runners display their daring and courage in thei world famous run. Since 1910 only 15 deaths have been recorded, most injuries occur from falling on the streets.
This documentary interviews several longtime runners, and discusses their techniques, the history and their love for this tradition. It is a captivating documentary, with a few "cringe worthy" scenes that would be expected for this event.
Carlex would recommend this video for High School Students.
2013. NR, DVD, 80 minutes.