Fiche Film
Cinéma/TV
LONG Métrage | 2015
Héros invisibles : les Africains-Américains dans la guerre civile espagnole
Pays concerné : États-Unis
Durée : 75 minutes
Genre : historique
Type : documentaire

Français

En 1936, trois mille jeunes Américains et cinquante mille volontaires de 54 pays donnèrent leur vie pour la défense de la République Espagnole. Ce qui est moins connu est que quatre-vingt- cinq Afro-Américains rejoignirent également ce mouvement héroïque pour lutter contre le racisme et pour des droits civiques qui leur étaient refusés dans leur propre pays. Voici leur histoire – un chapitre oublié dans l’histoire des États-Unis et de l’Espagne qui met en lumière la quête de héros invisibles qui ont répondu à l’appel d’une guerre lointaine pour se battre pour leur propre liberté.

English

Invisible Heroes: African-Americans in the Spanish Civil War
Many know the endeavors of the Lincoln Brigade. In 1936 two thousand eight hundred North Americans volunteered to defend the Republic of Spain, joining their struggle to about 50,000 other volunteers coming from 54 countries across the world. But what most do not know is that among the American volunteers there were eighty-five African Americans who also answered that call, fighting in Spain against racism and for the civil rights that were denied to them in their own country. This is their story, an unknown page of the USA and Spain’s history. This documentary presents the deeds of these invisible heroes who fought for their freedom in a far away war.
Based on interviews with the veteran African American volunteer James Yates and the participation of other veterans of the Lincoln Brigade, the documentary Invisible Heroes also includes interviews with historians and experts from Spain and the US. Seldom seen archival footage and new recordings produced in the historical sites in Mississippi, Chicago, New York, and several locations in Spain are included in the documentary.
Written, Produced and Directed by
Alfonso Domingo and Jordi Torrent
Original idea
Mireia Sentis and Alfonso Domingo
Sound and Image
Jordi Torrent, Oscar Villasante, Juan Gamero
Edited by
Juan Verdeal
Additional video editing
Hernan Cortes
Sound Mix
Daniel Rodriguez
Opening and Special Effects
Daniel Tarriño
Total running time: 1 hour and 15 minutes
An Argonauta Producciones & Duende Pictures production
Format: HD, 1440×1080

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