COMÈTE. The escape route

comte la red de evasin-wSan Telmo Museum / March 17th – May 31st
from Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 – 20:00

Comète (1941-1944) was a resistance network that helped evaders to escape during World War II. It gathered up airmen shot down in Nazi-occupied Europe and guided them to safety via Gibraltar, once over the Basque muga or border through the Bidasoa or over the Pyrenees. Comète is believed to have sent some 800 escapees home with the support of more than 3,000 civilians, of whom 700 were arrested and some 290 were shot or died in deportation. Comète, the escape route is a video installation making its way round the main stations crossed by the Comète line; it narrates the experiences of a group of leading characters in the exploit, particularly women scarcely of adult age yet who succeeded in posing a serious threat to the terrible Gestapo. The risk, the fear, the uncertainty, the arrests, life in a concentration camp... give us the opportunity to reflect on the important part played by civil society in situations of war.


NAZIS IN THE BIDASOA. 70th anniversary of the end of World War II 

nazis en el bidasoa-w 2Aiete C. C. / March 27th – June 7th
from Tuesday to Friday: 16:00 – 20:30 + Saturdays: 10:00 – 14:00 / 16:30 – 20:00 + Sundays: 10:00 – 14:00

Nazis in the Bidasoa is a photography exhibition portraying the presence and activities of Nazis on both sides of the Bidasoa River, the everyday life of the invading army, its fraternisation with the Franco authorities and the work car ried out to for tif y the coast against a potential disembarkment by allied troops. It also reflects underground life on the Basque muga, a border between two countries, one occupied by the Nazis and the other formally neutral, under Franco, which facilitated a complex world of cross-border movements by mugalaris, occupying forces, information services and resistance outfits such as the Comet Line. The exhibition is curated by Juan Carlos Jiménez de Aberasturi and includes unseen images from the everyday and official lives of the German army. The documentary, El último paso, directed by Iurre Telleria and Enara Goikoetxea, will be screened on April 14 and 28, at 19:00, in the Aiete Cultural Centre.



bazen behin 2015-wFestival's Information Office – Victoria Eugenia Theater(Okendo Plaza) / April 17th-25th
10:00 – 13:00 / 16:00 – 20:00

Exhibition: 11th exhibition of drawings, paintings, murals and collages by individuals and groups from among the more than 3,200 children and young people who have given thought to and portrayed their ideas and impressions of cultural diversity. Works in formats ranging from A4 to 1 x 2 metres.

Prize-giving: Sunday, Apr il 19, in the Plenar y Room of the City Hall.

Workshop: To make a collective mural on cultural diversity for boys and girls aged 10-16 years, helped by the illustrator Ainara Aizpurua (Axpi). Saturday 25 Apr il from 16:00 to 20:00 in the exhibition space itself.



PHotoEspaña OjodePez Human Values 2014 Award

1 c aitor lara-wFNAC / March 20th – April 28th
from Monday to Saturday: 10:00 – 21:30

Like every year, FNAC Spain exhibits a selection of winners and runners-up in the PHotoEspaña OjodePez Human Values photography competition. The winning series in 2014, Child Poverty in Spain, by Aitor Lara (Barakaldo, 1974), was taken in di f ferent neighbourhoods and welfare centres for children in Seville and Madrid. Trans format ions of the urban landscape in China, immigrant set t lements in Huelva, women working the fields in Tunisia, the exhumation of corpses in Peru, the Ukraine revolution, regional and social borders... are some of the other subjects addressed in this collective, travelling exhibition.

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