Invisible Heroes: African-Americans in the Spanish Civil War (2015)


This documentary tells the story of the 85 African Americans who in 1936 joined the International Brigades in support of the Spanish Republic.


In 1936, some 2,800 young Americans, together with 50,000 volunteers from 54 countries, offered their lives in defence of the Spanish Republic. What is less known is that 85 African Americans joined that heroic struggle to fight against racism and for the very civil rights denied to them in their own country. This is their story, an untold chapter in the history of both the United States and Spain. The adventures of invisible heroes who answered the call of a distant war to fight for their own freedom.

Production & Filming Details

  • Directors: Alfonso Domingo and Jordi Torrent.
  • Writers: Alfonso Domingo and Jordi Torrent.
  • Release Date: 02 June 2015 (Spain).
  • Running Time: 77 minutes.
  • Country: US and Spain.
  • Language: English.

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