Synopsis:
Aritz Arrieta is the target of an ETA death threat and lives under the constant protection of his two bodyguards. Aritz is an alderman in Mondragon, one of the strongholds of radical Basque nationalism, and aspires to the post of mayor in the municipal election of May 2011. Chronique basque plunges us into the daily life of this young elected socialist representative and brings us face to face with a society marked by over 40 years of terrorism. In October 2011, the ETA renounced its “armed activities”, though it has not yet handed over its weapons. Even though the terrorist organisation has still not disappeared, this film outlines the  challenges that await the Basque society of tomorrow: the memory of the victims of terrorism and the condemnation of the use of violence.
Director's filmography:
- Los Nietos, quand l'Espagne exhume son passé (2008 - Feature)
- Chronique basque (2012 - TV)
Type:
TV
Genre:
Doc
Year of production:
2012
Status:
Finished
Runtime:
54'
Majority:
Yes
Production:
CVB - Centre Vidéo de Bruxelles - VIDEP