Semana Santa, or Holy Week (the week preceding Easter Sunday) is celebrated by Catholics around Spain. In the 1500′s, the church was looking for a way to explain and present the story of Jesus, and his resurrection from the dead to the common people. The elaborate processions that carry religious figures through the cities to churches and basilicas have grown and now draw tourists from around the world. Here is my first “documentary,” introducing the famous and beautiful processions from Andalucía, the southern region of Spain (I have included both Granada and Sevilla). I am working on subtitles for those who do not speak Spanish- but everyone can enjoy the imagery and music:
I made this 10 years ago, and it was the first movie I had ever edited on the computer- so please excuse any messiness:).