Antonio Mercero - Virtual museum

Baserri Galdua 2006

Baserri Galdua is a documentary about losing the traditional Basque farm home. Antonio Mercero tells of a disappearing way of life that was historically once widespread in Lasarte-Oria. This work was commissioned by the Lasarte-Oria Town Hall, with the aim of protecting the village's historic heritage.

At the time, Antonio Mercero stated that it was a humble tribute to Lasarte-Oria's country folk, and highlighted the relationship forged with them. In the documentary, there are farmhouses from Lasarte-Oria and the changes in each property are explained. He only found a few farmhouses that worked in the primary sector, since their evolution led many of them to be used only as houses, and others were forgotten. Atsobakar zahar, Tximistarreta, Sasoeta, Oria Txiki, Basoaundi and Txartel are a few examples.

We can also see examples of houses that have adapted to current needs: their economic activity targets agriculture, livestock or cider production. For example, Arrillaga, Larreko Etxea, Pepenea and Telleri Berri.

The narrative thread in the documentary is the search for the most classic and authentic farmhouse.

Videos

2006 - Documentary "Baserri Galdua". Photo galleries

Ayuntamiento de Lasarte-Oria

2006 - Baserria Galdua (in Basque)

Ayuntamiento de Lasarte-Oria

2006 - El caserío perdido (in Basque, with Spanish subtitles)

Ayuntamiento de Lasarte-Oria

Photos

2005 - Baserri Galdua (farmhouse far away)

Desconocido (Desconocido)

2005 - Baserri Galdua (farmhouse up close)

Desconocido (Desconocido)

Newspapers

2005 - Antonio Mercero: "The farmhouses are keepers of the Basque language and traditional Basque culture"

Diario Vasco

2005-05-17 - El caserío perdido

Diario Vasco

2005-06-14 - Antonio Mercero returns to the farmhouse

Diario Vasco

2006-02-12 - 20th anniversary of Lasarte-Oria (Baserri Galdua)

Diario Vasco

2006-02-19 - Mercero and his "Baserri Galdua"

Noticias de Guipuzkoa

2006-02-19 - Mercero's documentary closes the 20th anniversary (Baserri Galdua)

Diario Vasco

2006-02-20 - Antonio Mercero: "Coming back to Lasarte was to live again"

Noticias de Guipuzkoa

2006-02-20 - Mercero premieres the documentary "Baserri Galdua" in Lasarte-Oia

Diario Vasco

2006-02-21 - Golden Brooch for the anniversary (Baserri Galdua)

Diario Vasco

2016-02-21 - The yearned-for farmhouse

Gara