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by Maider Oleaga


Two women will met at an apartment in San Sebastian, one is alive and she is the filmmaker, the other one is called Elvira Zipitria Irastorza, and she died in 1982.
The filmmaker will find out very soon that Elvira run the first Basque clandestine school in that same apartment, for 30 years, under the harsh Franco dictatorship.
She made a huge effort to protect Basque language and culture in different fields. And despite her pioneering work, she is not much known in the Basque Country or elsewhere.
The filmmaker, stunned and hungry to know more, starts researching to find out who that woman was. The quest won’t be easy, as she will encounter many closed doors. And so she starts different types of research methods, one of the main ones being making the film itself.

international title: Stepping into the Boundary
original title: Muga deitzen da Pausoa
country: Spain
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Maider Oleaga
film run: 79'
screenplay: Maider Oleaga
cinematography by: David Aguilar Iñigo
film editing: Pello Gutiérrez, Maider Oleaga
music: Stéphane Garin, Stephan Mathieu
producer: Maider Oleaga, Izaskun Arandia, José Luis Rubio
production: Izar Films, REC Grabaketa Estudioa, Gariza Films
distributor: Atera Films
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