Invisibles Heroes. African-Americans in the Spanish Civil War

  • 8 10
  • 2015
  • 74min

This film documents the untold adventures of the African-Americans who went to the Spanish Civil War, in the thirties, to fight for the civil rights that were denied to them in their home country.

Awards

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Documenta Madrid

Invisibles Heroes. African-Americans in the Spanish Civil War

Made up of 2,800 Americans, the Lincoln Brigade came to defend the Spanish Republic in 1936, along with nearly 50,000 volunteers from 54 countries. 

What is little known is that among those volunteers were eighty-five African Americans who went to fight against racism and for the civil rights that were denied to them in their own country. 

This is their story, an unpublished page in the history of the United States and Spain. 


Curated Award-Winning Docs From Around The Globe
WATCH NOW ($ 5/mo)

Cancel anytime

Watch anywhere

1051 Movies. A new one everyday