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Olwen Mears
Olwen is based near San Sebastian in the Basque Country. She previously worked as a staff journalist for a public broadcasting corporation. She has been permanently based in Spain since 2007. Olwen has also published freelance in The Olive Press, in both their on-line and print versions.

San Sebastián Film Festival: understanding war and ethnic division

Emile Hirsch and Penélope Cruz in 'Venuto al mondo'.

Penélope Cruz and Emile Hirsch star in ‘Venuto al mondo’, while Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri presents the masterful ‘The Attack’.

September 27th, 2012 | Posted in Iberoblog, Films | Read More »

San Sebastián Film Festival: death and happiness

'El muerto y ser feliz'.

Javier Rebollo’s road movie set in Argentina, ‘El muerto y ser feliz’, divides the critics while Oliver Stone talks marijuana and justice.

September 25th, 2012 | Posted in Iberoblog, Films, IberoArts | Read More »

San Sebastián Film Festival: Snow White hits Andalusia

Pablo Berger's Snow White.

With ‘Blancanieves’, Pablo Berger offers an original take on a classic fairy tale. Meanwhile, Ben Affleck’s ‘Argo’ shows diplomats as heroes.

September 24th, 2012 | Posted in Iberoblog, Films, IberoArts, Spain News | Read More »

San Sebastián Film Festival: Gere finds sinister charm in ‘Arbitrage’

Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon in 'Arbitrage'.

The 60th edition of the festival opens with an impressive thriller debut by Nicholas Jarecki.

September 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Iberoblog, Films, IberoArts, Spain News | Read More »

Disability and Spain’s low-key Paralympics

The London 2012 Paralympics

What does a lack of coverage of the Games say about Spain’s attitude to those with disabilities?

September 13th, 2012 | Posted in Sports, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Clemency for ETA?

Iosu Uribetxebarria.

The proposed release of convicted killer Iosu Uribetxebarria on humanitarian grounds has revealed the raw anger that simmers on both sides of the Basque problem.

September 7th, 2012 | Posted in Iberoblog, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

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