Powerful and controversial documentary about the Basque nationalist movement, directed by filmmaker Julio Medem (‘Sex and Lucia’, ‘The Red Squirrel’). Medem mixes atmospheric landscape shots, footage of Basque traditions, archive images from the Franco dictatorship, excerpts of films (such as the travelogue from Orson Welles’ ‘Around the World’), and the testimonials of Basque people including poets and politicians, priests and terrorists, to paint this intricate portrait of a complex and volatile political situation.
The Basque Country: an area of Spain that has one of Europe’s oldest cultural identities also a region of continuing conflict and violence. With the formation of its own political party over a century ago it has sought to gain independent recognition. However with the brutal bombing of Guernica by Franco at the start of the Spanish Civil war it has remained determination to fight for independence a situation that remains unresolved to this day. Julio Medem award-winning direc