350 years have passed since Gabriel Feixóo de Araúxo wrote in 1671 A contenda dos labradores de Caldelas ou Entremés famoso sobre da pesca do río Miño. 350 years and the river is still running, separating, or joining Galicia and Portugal. The piece speaks of a specific time and place but its essence is universal and runs through history: borders, the struggle for resources and the class struggle.
In this story there is a dispute over the right to fish. There are fish that do not understand borders and graze where they please without a shepherd to guide them. There are those who try to use their power to take what does not belong to them. There are those who try to prevent it and prevent it. There is dispute. There is dignity. There are those who are ashamed of their countrymen and defend their own kind. There are the dead. There is weeping. There is feasting. There is dancing. There is brotherhood. There are borders. Or not.