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Spain’s Secret Conflict

October 9th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

By living in the US I get to talk quite a bit about what Catalonia is within Spain with a lot of american people. And it always turns out to be a a very interesting conversation (at least for me!). Most of them don’t know what Catalonia or the Catalan language is, but when I tell them that some catalans would like Catalonia to become an independent state within the EU they usually react with surprise and skepticism. As if something like this could never happen to Spain, a country seen by many americans as united and indivisible.

Here it is a very interesting 40-min documentary by Gary Gibson about what is going on in Catalonia and in the rest of Spain right now. I think it tried to be as objective as possible, even though it’s highly biased towards the catalans. It is important to keep in mind that not all catalans want the independence, and not all spaniards hate catalonia. Apart from that, it is really interesting watching very influential spanish people (from both sides) talking about the subject.

Maybe it only matters to me on this side of the world, but I really found it interesting and worth watching. I wish everyone I have talked to about this in america could watch this video.

SPAIN’S SECRET CONFLICT from Endboard on Vimeo.

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  1. Hector
    November 11th, 2011 at 19:57 | #1

    Really disagree!!
    I think it is not objective at all. Just take a look at people who were interviewed. People on the “spanish side” look really rude and uneducated, even violent. On the other hand, catalonian people look like more tolerant and reflexive. Besides there is a suspicious match between PP (conservative political party) and the hardest “spanish supporters” along all the movie.
    Excuse me but in my opinion this documentary gives a really biased point of view.

  2. November 12th, 2011 at 02:35 | #2

    Dude, read the post before commenting.
    “it’s highly biased towards the catalans. It is important to keep in mind that not all catalans want the independence, and not all spaniards hate catalonia”

  3. Hector
    November 12th, 2011 at 05:13 | #3

    Yes, but you tell first: “I think it tried to be as objective as possible”.
    In my opinion it doesn’t want to give an objective point of view at any time.

  4. November 12th, 2011 at 10:50 | #4

    I really think he tried to be as objective as possible, even though he’s totally biased, as said in the post. But who knows, maybe he’s aware of his bias…

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