Daughter of the historian Juan Pardo, lead researcher into the Basque Auxiliary Navy and the Battle of Matxitxako and author of several books. Juan promoted the dissemination and recognition of this part of our history. In 2015, encouraged by her father, Oihane organised an exhibition and conference on the aforementioned naval enterprise at the Euskal Etxea in Shanghai, to great success. Since that event she has continued to draw attention to the subject, while taking a more modern and familiar approach designed for the younger generations less interested in history. That was the intention behind the idea of the documentary Matxitxako.