Sunday, December 12, 2010

Los Canadienses: Canadians in the Spanish Civil War

 Cross-posted from News of the Restless

I'd been looking for this NFB documentary for a couple of years now, ever since I picked up a used copy of Dorothy Livesay's book, Right Hand Left Hand, in which the great Canadian poet chronicles what life was like for her as a leftist woman during the Dirty Thirties. This documentary is mentioned in it. As yet, the NFB has not made it available for purchase on its website. I wish it would, as this film is a window onto a largely forgotten piece of our history. It was made in 1976, the year Franco died and Spain returned to democratic rule. By then, nearly 40 years had passed since the Spanish Civil War.

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