Spain 2021 – Director: Arantza Santesteban – Original language: Basque – Subtitles: English, Spanish

In 2007, the director was sentenced to prison for her political activism. In the Basque country, something like this shapes your identity for life. Details, smells, encounters – like under a magnifying glass, time passes her by. But she doesn’t want to be subsumed by it. Rather, she wants to know who she really is. Elena Álvarez Lutz

We present the German premiere of the film.


English/Original Title: 918 GAU. Camera: Maddi Barber. Sound: Alazne Ameztoy. Editing: Mariona Solé. Production: Hiruki Filmak and Txintxua Films. Producer: Marina Lamerio and Marian Fernández Pascal. Length: 65 min. International Sales: Begin Again Films. Distribution: Begin Again Films.

No youth rating


Arantza Santesteban Perez

Born in Irún/Pamplona, she first studied history, then documentary film and made several short films dealing with political conflicts, feminism and their cinematic representation.


GORPUTZ_GRAFIAK, ES 2015, 22 min. – with Maddi Barber
EURITAN, ES 2017, 20 min. – with Irati Gorostidi


DOK.guest Spain

The guest region series takes a look at Spain, our unknown neighbor to the southwest. In a total of five films, we experience surprising and illuminating interior views of Spanish society today, the light and dark sides of Spanish reality – Sol Y Sombra.

This project was made possible through the support of Acción Cultural Española (AC/E).


Thank you to our partners



#True Crime #Sol Y Sombra #Looking back: Coping with the Past

DOK.guest Spain 2022
  • Friday
    Atelier 1
    Original with English subtitles, Q&A with Arantza Santesteban (director)
  • Thursday
    Neues Maxim
    Original with English subtitles
  • Friday
    Neues Rottmann
    Original with English subtitles