Mark Schipper creates documentary on Running of the Bulls event in Spain

Streets at Fiesta Pamplona, Spain. (Courtesy Photo of Fiesta Pamplona)

Chicago reporter Mark Schipper is currently in Spain covering the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, Spain. While the last day of the event is wrapping up, Mark Schipper recaps the festivities with Mark Bubala.  While this event is hard to put into context for Americans, this event is a huge part of the culture in Spain. Schipper says that besides the actual running of the bulls, the whole festival is family friendly. Schipper describes the togetherness of this event is completely different from experiences back home in Chicago.  He describes Wrigleyville as a place where people go to “drink and fight,” where San Fermin is a place where “families and friends come together in peace.” One of his favorite experiences was seeing a massive fireworks display each night. The whole documentary is set to be released in March 2018 on fiestapamplona.com, but previews of the event can be found on Instagram and Twitter.