Radio City collaborates with Oxfam Intermón, who along with the Regidoria de Cooperació al Desenvolupament i Migració of the Valencia City Council, organizes the screening of the documentary “La guerra inici aquí” with the aim of pointing out the political responsibility of the Spanish public administrations to regulate the trade and arms sales to governments that do not comply with European and international treaties.
Since April 2015, Yemen has been immersed in a war in which both sides fight to control ports and key cities in the country. Around 22.2 million people, 75% of the population, need humanitarian assistance and protection.
We do not want to continue being complicit in these atrocities, therefore, we believe it is fundamental to make visible and generate debate around the trade in Spanish weapons that nourish these conflicts. Weapons produced many times by companies that are very close to our own homes and that are used against the civilian population.
In this sense, we have been working for 20 years with local organizations such as Amnesty International, Greenpeace and FundiPau, under the ARMAS BAJO CONTROL campaign, through which we try to offer proposals for change and denounce the risk of authorizing arms exports to countries in conflict or that violate human rights.
The idea of making the documentary was born from the figure of firefighter Ignacio Robles, who refuses to participate in an arms shipment to Saudi Arabia in the Port of Bilbao. Its denial makes visible the fact that weapons destined to the conflict in Yemen were being sent from Euskadi regularly, which are used against the civilian population. From that moment, several social groups begin to mobilize around the arms industry.
The film tells the story and the current production of arms in Euskal Herria, as well as the dark interests and implications of this arms trade in Yemen. It is a film that reminds us that war is not such a distant issue and that it starts from our own coasts.
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The presence of its director Joseba Sanz is confirmed, who will tell us in first person how he can make this reality visible. An event with free entry, which will not leave you indifferent.