OUT OF COMPETITION
Basque Country. Direction: Jesús Lacorte. Production: Lacørte Films, Asociación Matxitxako, Gogora – Memoriaren, Bizikidetzaren eta Giza Eskubideen Institutua, Kutxa Fundazioa, Gipuzkoako Foru Aldundia, Donostiako Udala. Screenplay: Jesús Lacorte. Photography: Mikel Blasco, Cesare Maglioni. Music: Serrulla. Edition: Jesús Lacorte, Goiznabar Monclús. Running time: 66 min.
LANGUAGE: Basque, Spanish / SUBTITLES: Spanish
Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio description session (AudescMobile) / Collaborator: ONCE
On 5 March 1937 the Battle of Matxitxako Cape took place, a naval confrontation between four bous, small cod-fishing boats, poorly armed, that fought tooth and nail to defend the Galdames merchant ship as it made its way to Bilbao carrying Republican refugees when it was attacked by the Canarias, the nationalists' flagship.
Matxitxako tells the tale of that naval battle 85 years after it happened, taking a closer look at the Basque Auxiliary Navy (created by the Basque Government to strengthen defence in the Bay of Biscay) and at the memory of those who participated in that episode of the Civil War, seamen who fought to defend their values, lands and families.
TALK: Jesús Lacorte (film director), Oihane Pardo (producer and participant in the documentary), Aingeru Astui (Merchant Navy Captain and researcher into the world of the sea)