|Inhalt||"Many families in Patamban village have specialised in pottery, and especially the women practise this craft. Their flexible work organisation makes it possible for them, apart from being potters, to also carry out the other necessary daily activities like cooking, washing and cleaning. The men mainly work in the fields and irregularly also assist the women in pot-making. Co-operation within the extended family, often including three generations, guarantees a sufficient economic basis for all.|
The mould technology common in Patamban allows for a quick adjustment of the production to new demands of the market. This has led to a widely differentiated range of ceramic products, from water containers made in pre-Spanish technique, to crockery in Spanish tradition. Patamban pottery is well-known and recognized in side and
outside the region. Development organisations support the craft by organizing competitions and special potters' markets, e.g. ar the Fiesta Cristo Rey in Patamban.
Genoveva RuĂz, one of the most successful potters in the village, is the main character of this film. She gives us an overview of her many activities and tells about her work and her family."
(Quelle: Datenbank GĂ¶ttingen Ethnographic Film Festival)