London Socialist Film Co-op Presents: Maixabel. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Jim Simon from the UK Restorative Justice Council and Jo Berry, peace activist and international speaker on conflict resolution.
Further speakers to be confirmed.
In the year 2000, Maixabel Lasa’s husband, Juan María Jaúregui, was killed by ETA.
Eleven years later, she receives an incredible request: one of the men who killed Juan wants to meet with her in the Nanclares de la Oca prison in Álava (Spain), where he is serving his sentence after breaking ties with the terrorist group.
Despite her reservations and her immense pain, Maixabel Lasa agrees to meet face to face with those who ended the life of the person who had been her companion since she was 16
‘Everyone deserves a second chance’, she said, when asked why she was willing to confront the man who killed her husband.
The London Socialist Film Co-Op was established in the early 1990s as part of a solidarity movement with the striking miners of 1984/5 and as a response to the media manipulation around the strike. Today we continue to present films which pose a counterpoint to the dominant voices in political media. Our events provide a space for debate through Q&As with speakers at the centre of socialist filmmaking and politics.