Baskavigin The Slaying of the Basque Whalers
In April 1615, three Basque whalers set sail from the port of San Sebastian, headed for the freezing waters of Iceland. Eighty-six sailors ready to traverse the North Atlantic in search of precious whale blubber, who never could have imagined they would become the protagonists of the second biggest crime in a country’s history.
400 years later, historians, geographers and novelists come together in this documentary to shed light on a bloody episode in which 31 Basque men died at the hands of the Icelandic peasantry. Their ships never returned to the port of San Sebastian.