Guernika (2016)

Introduction Guernica (Spanish/Basque: Gernika) is a 2016 Spanish-British-American war romance drama film directed by Koldo Serra, starring James D’Arcy, María Valverde and Jack Davenport. It is the first feature film made about the 1937 bombing of Guernica. Outline The film centres on an American journalist (D’Arcy) covering the Spanish Civil War and the bombing of… Read More

Request Concert (1940)

Introduction Wunschkonzert (Request Concert) is a 1940 German drama propaganda film by Eduard von Borsody. After Die große Liebe, it was the most popular film of wartime Germany, reaching the second highest gross. Outline During the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, the young Inge Wagner and Luftwaffe Fliegerleutnant (Flight Lieutenant) Herbert Koch meet, and within… Read More

Spanish Civil War with Michael Portillo (2017): Part 02

Introduction Michael Portillo presents a compelling two part series on a forgotten, often hidden war, with footage brought back to life in vivid colour. Outline Journalist Michael Portillo presents colour footage of the Spanish Civil War. This never-before-seen footage vividly recounts a war previously seen in black and white. Part 01. Production & Filming Details… Read More

Spanish Civil War with Michael Portillo (2017): Part 01

Introduction Michael Portillo presents a compelling two part series on a forgotten, often hidden war, with footage brought back to life in vivid colour. Outline Journalist Michael Portillo presents colour footage of the Spanish Civil War. This never-before-seen footage vividly recounts a war previously seen in black and white. Part 02. Production & Filming Details… Read More

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

Introduction This documentary tells the story of the 85 African Americans who in 1936 joined the International Brigades in support of the Spanish Republic. Outline 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… Read More