The Basque Country and ETA

Sep 6, 2023 | Military/War, Political, Social, Videos

The Basque terrorist group ETA may be a thing of the past, but the controversy around the treatment of its former members and supporters persists. For more than 50 years, ETA waged a violent struggle for an independent Basque country, killing over 800 people in the process. Its disbandment in May 2018 brought a moment of respite, but this documentary dives into what has become of the organization’s former members, now that ETA no longer exists.
With perspective from families of current ETA prisoners, victims of ETA violence and society members, the film poses the question: what future peaceful coexistence exists, as former members of this defunct organization seek reintegration into society? With an estimated 221 former ETA members currently in prison across Spain, calls for their release are met with remembrance of past violence. As society awaits the future and ETA’s legacy fades, this documentary offers unique insights into the social and political reality of a country grappling with post-conflict reality.

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