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Spanish Civil War (1936-1939): Films

Here you will find resources for the study of the Spanish Civil War.

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Spanish Civil War Film Websites


Filmography--Spanish Civil War.   This filmography was created to help teachers, scholars and cinephiles identify films that relate to the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939).

British Pathé

You can preview items from the entire 3500 hour British Pathe Film Archive which covers news, sport, social history and entertainment from 1896 to 1970, including items related to the Spanish Civil War. Just type in what you are looking for. Use Advanced Search Engine to hone down search further.

La guerra civil española en el cine

Antecedentes, contienda y consequencias en films de ficción y documentales.

El cine y la guerra civil española

Indice cronológico de títulos de películas durante la guerra civil española. 

Cinema & the Spanish Civil War--AFI Silver

Cinema and The Spanish Civil War offers different views of the period and its consequences. There are documentaries and films that look directly at the war itself, as well as films that use the period as a backdrop to other stories. These have been produced in film cultures as diverse as Hollywood, Spain, France, UK and East Germany over a span of 70 years. Film series.

Harvard Film Archive

Franco, Fascists, and Freedom Fighters:  The Spanish Civil War on Film.  This past year marked the 70th anniversary of the military uprising which instigated the events of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). This film series looks back on the battles between the Franco-led Nationalists and the Popular Front as well as their lasting impact both within Spain and worldwide.

Socialist Review--Article about Cinema and the Spanish Civil War

In 1936 the world was submerged in deep economic crisis and mass unemployment, and fascism was already triumphant in Germany and Italy. The Spanish Civil War, which exploded that year in response to a right wing coup by General Franco, offered a chance to turn back the tide. Not only did armed working masses defeat the coup in most Spanish cities but in the regions of Catalonia and Aragon they took over the factories and land from the ruling class. Consequently the war, as the title of the BFI film season declares, stirred the world.

Documentos cinematográficos relacionados con la Guerra Civil Española (1936-1939)

Article.  La guerra civil fue, sin duda, el acontecimiento más trágico de la Historia de España del siglo XX. Desde que, en 1976, la Filmoteca Española iniciara la apertura al público de sus fondos relacionados con este acontecimiento histórico, la demanda de acceso a estos materiales ha venido creciendo de manera lenta, pero continua.

The Spanish Civil War - Dcoumentary

Watch the entire 5 hour documentary:  Top Documentary Films:  The Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939