A Fantasy, A Lie

Winner of the 2022-23 Third Coast/RHDF Competition Best Documentary: Non-English Language Award, selected by Final Round Judges Wederik de Backer, Julia Furlan, and Juan Serrano.

2022-23 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition

2023 / Pauline Augustyn / Katharina Smets / Self-Published, BEL

Winner of the 2022-23 Third Coast/RHDF Competition Best Documentary: Non-English Language Award, selected by Final Round Judges Wederik de Backer, Julia Furlan, and Juan Serrano.


DESCRIPTION

The story of Jaione, a Basque woman who joined the ETA, the Basque separatist group, at the age of 18 — and ended up in prison in Spain 40 years later.

This documentary is not about guilt or innocence; it’s about why an irreversible choice was made, and what that did to someone’s life and the lives of those around them.

Transcript and subtitles available by visiting A Fantasy, A Lie on vimeo.


This work was originally featured in the 2022-23 Third Coast Competition Showcase, a new way of celebrating Award-Winners, Finalists & Judges.


Full Credits

Pauline Augustyn (Author, Director, Sound), Katharina Smets (Editor), Las Lloronas (Music), Lillofee Meersseman, Piet Ruig (Translators), Manon Hebberecht (Illustration)


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Pauline Augustyn

Pauline Augustyn (she/her) graduated in 2022 with the radio documentary 'Une utopie, un mensonge'/’A fantasy, a lie’.

Katharina Smets

Katharina Smets (she/her) is an audio maker and researcher who uses documentary material for live performances and podcast productions.


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