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The Basque region of Northern Spain has been the center of a growing storm of controversy in recent years; a steadily increasing number of Basque citizens have been demanding that the area be granted independence from Spain, and the ETA, a militant political group active in the Basque sovereignty movement, has not been above using violence or political assassination to achieve their ends. Asesinato En Febrero is a documentary that examines the ETA's actions in the Basque independence movement, as well as the perspectives of the families of two people who were victims of ETA's snipers -- politician Fernando Buesa and his bodyguard, Jorge Diez Elorza. Asesinato En Febrero's premiere in Spain was preceded by a special screening of the film at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi