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- saturday 18 september 2021 -
Meeting with Román Cadavalch

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Summary: part of a series of 11 daytrips in september 2021 in the western half of the Pyrenees. This is day 10.

Today: meeting Román Cadafalch Garaventa, a documentary filmmaker from Barcelona. We do a short bordermarker-trip from Col du Portillon and chat afterwards in a café in Bossóst.

Weather: rainy

(click to open this trip in Google Earth or copy link to Google Maps; click right on this link to download gpx-version). The gps-track has not been manually  corrected which explains the inaccuracy and misalignment at some points. For cartographic backgrounds: see the cartography-page

Gps-waypoints of all bordermarkers (most recent version):
kml:  esfr-bordermarkers-all-waypoints.kml
gpx:  esfr-bordermarkers-all-waypoints.gpx (with elevation added by
According to Garmin Basecamp (uncorrected track with elevation added by

Distance: 2,6km
Max-height: 1362m
Min-height: 1286m
Elevation: +142m -142m
Total elevation: 284m

Start 10:57  Finish 12:01
Total time: 1:04
Román Cadafalch Garaventa besides bm366.

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Román is a young film director, graduated in England and at the beginning of his career.

His next project is a documentary about 'borders' and our meeting is a part of his reconnaissance of the subject.

Because of the pouring rain, we do only a short trip from Port du Portillon to give him a taste of my passion: the esfr- bordermarkers


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I wonder if Román likes the word 'career'. In our discussion afterwards, he shared his thoughts about the 'instagram-matisation' of our culture: image driven, ego driven, instant, fleeting.

He is missing the depth of a more self-less diving into and exploring of a subject.

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Román besides bm368

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After our stroll we drive to Bossóst to talk further.  As said before, Román has his own ideas about filmmaking. The art form of documentary fits him well in this respect.

All this explains perhaps why so little can be found on the internet on him personnally. His works so far can be found on

An interview about his documentary Pan Seco (in Catalan) can be see here.
Then - after our conversation - I drive from Bossóst to Arette in the Basque Country.
In the rain I pitch my tent on the camping.

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