The Hour of Waking Together


img_0081Karmele Urresti is in Ondarroa, her hometown, when the civil war starts. Almost everyone in town escapes and goes on exile, but she decides to stay to take care of the wounded and to free his father, who is in jail. It’s only when the war comes to an end that she leaves her hometown and goes to France, where she becomes involved with the Basque Cultural Embassy. It is there she meets her future husband, the musician Txomin Letamendi. Together they travel Europe, but when they know that Paris has fallen to the Germans, they flee to Venezuela.

In Venezuela History gets again in their lives. Txomin decides to join the Basque secret services and so the family goes back to Europe, just in the middle of World War II. He spies the Nazis until he gets arrested in Barcelona, under a dictatorship he won’t survive. Karmele will have to risk everything and part, again and alone, with the blind hope of someone who leaves behind what one loves most.