Watch Chronique Basque and many more documentaries!

  • Subscribe to our catalogue of 600+ documentaries
  • The first month for €1.49
  • No strings attached. Cancel online at anytime
  • We share the revenu directly with the documentary makers
Learn more about DocsOnline

Chronique Basque by Marie-Paule Jeunehomme


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.

Social Interest

In October 2011, the ETA renounced its “armed activities” and in february 2014 the ETA handed its weapons to two members of the International Verification Commission. With those steps an end came to what sometimes is being referred to as ' Europe's longest war ' This film outlines the memory of the victims of terrorism and the condemnation of the use of violence. This film is the fruit of meetings with men and women who were victims of ETA persecution, a dive into the twists and turns of the Basque Country maze.

Historic relevance

In 50 years of existence, the Basque terrorist organisation has killed 858 people, 16,000 people have been wounded, 70 more held hostage... 40,000 people living in the Basque County were under threat from the ETA during the making of this documentary.

quote of the director

"I discovered a society fractured by 40 years of terrorism, a democracy in danger, where freedom of thought was flouted." Marie-Paule Jeunehomme
Marie-Paule Jeunehomme
Copyright Holder
Marie-Paule Jeunehomme
54 min.
Year of release
Country of production

More Documentaries

  • 22 min.

    Best Chefs - Charlie Trotter

    Viau, Gregoire & Viau, Catherine, 2005

    The Best Chefs is a series of unique encounters with those who create and share todays gastronomic delights. This episodes chef is one of the most high-profile chefs in the US, Charlie Trotter, owner of Charlie Trotters in Chicago.

    Watch documentary
  • 50 min.

    Purple Hearts

    Broekhoven, Roel van, 2004

    A photo series that the New York photographer Nina Berman: "Purple Hearts, back from Iraq" made of wounded US Iraq veterans gave rise to the making of this documentary.

    Watch documentary
  • 52 min.

    Bernard Kouchner

    Citroen, Elisabeth, 2005

    Regisseur Elisabeth Citroen volgt in deze documentaire het leven van de opmerkelijke Franse minister van Buitenlandse Zaken: Bernard Kouchner.

    Watch documentary
  • 59 min.

    The cult of a suicide bomber II

    Toolis, Kevin, 2008

    In this vital film by director Kevin Toolis, CIA veteran and author Robert Baer discovers how the phenomenon of suicide bombing has spread and changed the role of women in the Middle East, and crucially tells us how this threat can be defeated.

    Watch documentary
  • 67 min.

    Jack the Balkans and I

    Kreso, Sergej, 2008

    Bosnian filmmaker Sergej Kreso left the country during the war. After 15 years he comes back to take a tour with Jack, looking for the Galija members and the answers to his questions.

    Watch documentary
  • 54 min.

    The Girls of Phnom Penh

    Watson, Matthew, 2009

    Girls of Phnom Penh is a documentary about the girls who work in the Sex Industry in Cambodia .

    Watch documentary
  • 59 min.

    The Power of Nightmares Part I

    Curtis, Adam, 2005

    This is part I of the award winning BBC series. The series questions whether we should be worried about the threat from organised terrorism or is it simply a phantom menace being used to stop society from falling apart?

    Watch documentary
  • 60 min.

    My daughter is a terrorist

    Arnestad, Beate, 2007

    What makes anyone want to blow themselves up for a cause? In this intimate and personal portrait we join two young female elite soldiers trained for the ultimate mission.

    Watch documentary
Close Login