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Mojacar, story of a Moorish village

Title
Mojacar, story of a Moorish village
Genre
Interview; Documentary
TX Date
21 Oct 1982
Year of production
1982
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Duration
00:25:09
Description
The story of the village of Mojacar in Almeria, Spain, saved through the actions of its mayor in the 1960s. It was turning into a ghost town due to drought but is now thriving on tourism. Eve Steinhauer(?), local historian, on the Moorish influences; its importance as a staging post; mysterious Indalo Man cave painting and the village’s appeal for tourists including fantastic scenery. Former mayor (through interpreter Jose Carno(?)) on offering free land to people who could build houses within a certain time and offering Queen Elizabeth II a plot; and need for control of future development. Interview with local restauranteur. Jose Carno describes how water resources have become more limited. Kate Owen, resident, on history and geology of the region. Male presenter not identified.
Contributors
Eve Steinhauer(?); Jose Carno(?); Kate Owen
Keywords
Spain; Queen Elizabeth II; History; Tourism; Gibraltar; Mayors; Drought; Emigration; Almeria; Mojacar; Indalo; Geology; Rural migration

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