Los Niños de la Guerra (The Basque Children of War) is an animated mix media short documentary about the Basque children that were refugeed in Great Britain in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War.
The 26th of April of 1937 the Bombing of Guernica took place, an aerial bombing of the Basque town of Gernika during the Spanish Civil War carried out by the allies of the Nationalist Front. The devastating bombing and the unstoppable advancement of the Nationalist Front made the Basque government to evacuate more than 32,000 children to different countries as France, Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark, Russia, Mexico and Great Britain.
The SS Habana evacuated almost 4,000 children from Bilbao to Southampton on the 23 of May. This short film tells the story of the children that were evacuated to Great Britain and focus on the impact of the exodus and the consequences for them.