A documentary about the International Brigades. Duration 1hr 23’ 55”
Co- Directed by Margaret Dickinson & Pepe Petos
With the participation of former Brigaders: Bob Doyle,
Jack Edwards and Jack Jones.
Narration read by Maxine Peake
Original music composed by Seanine Joyce
Next London screening: Thursday September 18th 6.30pm at the Rich Mix Cinema 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road London E1 6LA (Tube: Aldgate East/Old Street )
thought provoking reflection on the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939 is
born of a collaboration between two filmmakers – one Spanish, one
British. From their different perspectives both ask the question,
“What does the history mean now, if anything?”
story revolves round a visit made in 2006 by a party from Britain, to
mark the 70th anniversary of the formation of the International
Brigades, foreign volunteer units in the Republican army. Among
the group were British and Irish veterans of the war and many
descendants of brigaders.
highlight was a walk over the Pyrenees from France to Spain, following
one of the paths the volunteers took in secret, at night, when the
frontier was closed.
this event the filmmakers weave a reflection on the past, the memory of
the past and the present in which it is remembered.