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The Challenge: ETA

Season 1
IMDb 8.52020X-Ray16+
The Challenge ETA is an eight-episode documentary series about the Guardia Civil's fight against the Basque terrorist band ETA. A fight that lasted for half a century, until the dissolution of the band and its definitive renunciation of weapons. The Challenge ETA is an ambitious production that aims to mark a milestone in this important episode of the recent history of Spain.
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Documentary
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  1. 1. Darkness and Silence
    October 29, 2020
    56min
    16+
    ETA was born during Franco's dictatorship as a Basque movement fighting for freedom. But Franco is dead, democracy established and ETA continues to kill. We begin in 1968 with their first murder, that of a Guardia Civil who pulls over terrorists while they were going to collect explosives. Soon there will be more crimes, until reaching the assassination of the president of Franco's government.
  2. 2. The Escalation of ETA
    October 29, 2020
    59min
    13+
    With the death of Franco, political prisoners are freed. Many of ETA's terorirst will walk out and take the path of death. One of the bloodiest is Jesús María Zabarte, the Butcher of Mondragón. We follow his criminal carreer while ETA starts an open war against the State, with murders of businessmen, politicians and military, and even bringing terror to the civilian population.
  3. 3. Fire and Lead
    October 29, 2020
    53min
    13+
    The escalation of ETA reaches an unusual level: car bombs that kill dozens of people, especially Guardias civiles. Its objective is to force the Government to recognize the independence of Euskadi. And for that it will eliminate whoever gets in the way, including its dissenting members. But the State reacts with operations that put ETA against the ropes, one of them with the help of the CIA.
  4. 4. Path to Negotiation
    October 29, 2020
    56min
    13+
    The State agrees to negotiate with ETA, although its leaders have no intention of giving up and new corpses continue to resurface. Especially in 1992, the great showcase of Spain with the Universal Exhibition of Seville and the Olympic Games in Barcelona. At that critical moment there will be a great victory for the State and the Guardia Civil with the dismantling of ETA's high command .
  5. 5. Total War
    October 29, 2020
    55min
    16+
    ETA's new lidership is even more bloodthirsty than the previous one. One of its main decisions is the attempted assassination of the candidate for the presidency of the Government. There are kidnappings and murders of politicians, public figures and Guardias civiles. During this time, the kidnapping of a young, previously unkown, Basque councilor, will be the beginning of the end for ETA.
  6. 6. The Beginning of the End
    October 29, 2020
    1h 1min
    13+
    The murder of Miguel Ángel Blanco will turn society against ETA. The State strikes back by illegalizing its political arm and ensuring that the sentences are in agreement with the Strasbourg Court of Human Rights. The master mind of ETA's last actions, Kantauri, falls thanks to the Guardia Civil in the most important blow against the group since the dismantlement of their high command.
  7. 7. Check ETA
    October 29, 2020
    58min
    13+
    ETA is once again against the ropes, but it is an injured and dangerous animal that will try to blow up the financial center of Madrid. However, a terrorist action that has nothing to do with the band seals their destiny, the bloodiest attack in the history of Europe: on March 11, 2004, 193 people die in a series of jihadist actions that shake Madrid and shock the world.
  8. 8. Only the Pain Remains
    October 29, 2020
    1h 6min
    13+
    ETA is over. Nevertheless, they try to reapply pressure over the State, which again is negotiating with their representatives. But fate is sealed. The leader of the band, Txeroki, falls while the last murders in Spain and France are commited. Finally, on September 5, 2010, ETA issues a statement on the BBC announcing that they will cease violence. The fight is over. The rest is silence.

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  1. Bonus: The Challenge: ETA - Official Trailer
    September 21, 2020
    1min
    16+
    The Challenge ETA is an eight-episode documentary series about he Guardia Civil's fight against the Basque terrorist band ETA. A fight that lasted for half a century, until the dissolution of the band and its definitive renunciation of weapons. The Challenge ETA is an ambitious production that aims to mark a milestone in this important episode of the recent history of Spain.

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Directors
Hugo Stuven
Producers
Cuerdos De Atar
Network
Amazon Studios
Amazon Maturity Rating
16+ Young Adults. Learn more
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