Iguana Hunter
Iguana Hunter
Iguana Hunter
The starting point of the short was without a doubt an incredible news story I heard about some time ago. It seems that plans have been hatched to build a macro tourist complex right in the middle of the Monegros desert - a kind of Spanish style Las Vegas. The idea was so far out that it instantly fired my imagination! 

I’ve passed by the Monegros desert many times since I was a child, often on visits to see my mother’s relatives who live in the area, and I’ve always been fascinated by the emptiness and string of emblematic bulls that proudly mark the terrain. Over time, these bulls, which are the remains of an old advertising campaign for brandy, have become a symbol of a macho and fervently patriotic Spain.

For me, the bull embodies the darker side of the Spanish character. An extreme devotion to territory contrasts sharply with a total disregard for the environment and our natural resources. It’s depressing to see so many parts of Spain completely destroyed by such unsustainable development.


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