Documentaries

EL PERRO NEGRO - STORIES FROM THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR

Peter Forgacs
NL 2005
84min
V'05

El Perro Negro: Stories From the Spanish Civil War is a poetic collage of amateur films and quotes of men and women who took part in the Spanish Civil War. When the war started, a choice either to support or oppose the Spanish Republic was not difficult to make: success for the Nationalists or Franco meant a free passage for Fascism and the end of the recently acquired rights of workers and peasants. Spain became the testing ground of political idealism. People from 53 countries went to Spain to join the International Brigades and offer their idealist support to the «legal» Republican government. For the advisers to the Republican government sent by Stalin, and for the troops that Mussolini and Hitler provided for the Nationalists, the conflict was different: a test case of weapons and international power politics. This is a personal documentary that gives an impression of the mood and time in which that epic class war took place. Joan Salvans Piero, a Catalan industrialist, and Ernesto Diaz Noriega, a middle class student from Madrid, are the protagonists, their films and stories lead us through Spain in the period of the conflict.

Credits
  • Cesar Messemaker
  • Tamás Zányi
  • misc amateur filmmakers
  • Kati Juhász
  • Tibor Szemzõ
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