In 2015 we started a sponsorship campaign to rebuild the Sad Hill cemetery. Today, February 5, 2019, we can be proud of having reached the figure of 5,000 tombs.
The cemetery already looks very similar to the original and from the Association we want to THANK everyone who has collaborated with this project.
From now on, any donation to the Association will be used for maintenance and for the realization of cultural activities.
We end the campaign of sponsorship of tombs.
From this moment, the names of future collaborators will appear on the website.
What is Sad Hill Unearthed?
Sad Hill Unearthed is a full length documentary about the amazing story behind one of the most important locations in film history. We explore the dreams and motivations behind the fans but also the transformation of art, music and film in a substitute for religion.
In 1966 the Spanish Army built a huge cemetery with over 5000 graves at Mirandilla Valley in Burgos for the final sequence in the film “The Good the Bad and the Ugly”. After the shooting, the whole place was left behind and for 49 years, nature covered every tomb.
In October 2015 a group of film fans decided to start digging… and under 3 inches of ground they found the original paved circle. For months, people from all around Europe travelled to Sad Hill to unearth and rebuild the place. We have been filming the process… even before they started!