DEMOCRATIC HYPOTHESIS (The)
Director(s): Thomas LACOSTE – Writer(s): Thomas LACOSTE Contact Print page
As regional conflicts around the world emerge and continue, The Democratic Hypothesis chronicles one such struggles - the history of the Basque conflict, from the Spanish Civil War to present day. A geopolitical thriller rolled out in real time: key players on the front line, prominent international peacemakers and hitherto unpublished archival footage bring to life the epic journey of a population that, after governments failed them, took control of their destiny to put into action the resolution of the last armed conflict in Western Europe.
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In 2011, the last armed conflict in Western Europe entered its phase of resolution in an unexpected way ... On October 20, 2011, ETA puts an end, unilaterally and without any counterpart, to the armed struggle of 80 years the day after the International Conference of Aiete held under the auspices of UN
Since that historic date, six years have passed in perfect indifference by the state. Nevertheless, for the first time in the history of modern conflicts, a politico-military organization surrendered and unilaterally declared peace. Yet, faced with the unyielding silence of the states, the citizens themselves would then take charge of the construction of this peace ...