27 APRIL / 08 MAY

SECTIONS // 1936-1939

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Héroes Invisibles (Invisible Heroes)

Alfonso Domingo, Jordi Torrent
74' / 2014 / Spain, United States of America
Spanish, English
English and spanish subtitled

Many know the endeavors of the Lincoln Brigade. In 1936 two thousand eight hundred North Americans volunteered to defend the Republic of Spain, joining their struggle to about 50,000 other volunteers coming from 54 countries across the world. But what most do not know is that among the American volunteers there were eighty-five African Americans who also answered that call, fighting in Spain against racism and for the civil rights that were denied to them in their own country. This is their story, an unknown page of the USA and Spain’s history. This documentary presents the deeds of these invisible heroes who fought for their freedom in a far away war.
Based on interviews with the veteran African American volunteer James Yates and the participation of other veterans of the Lincoln Brigade, the documentary Invisible Heroes also includes interviews with historians and experts from Spain and the US. Seldom seen archival footage and new recordings produced in the historical sites in Mississippi, Chicago, New York, and several locations in Spain are included in the documentary.

Main Festivals & Awards

Estreno Mundial: DocumentaMadrid 15
World Premiere: DocumentaMadrid 15

Director:Alfonso Domingo, Jordi Torrent
Screenplay: Alfonso Domingo, Jordi Torrent
Photography: Jordi Torrent, Oscar Villasante
Edition: Juan Verdeal, Hernan Valle
Sound: Daniel Rodríguez
Music: Adrián Barroso, Alberto Avendaño
Production: Argonauta Productores, Duende Pictures
Producers: Jordi Torrent, Mireia Sentís, Alfonso Domingo


Thursday 5th - 17:30
documentamadridFILMOTECA ESPAÑOLA. Cine Doré Sala 1

Tuesday 24th - 20:30
documentamadridFILMOTECA ESPAÑOLA. Cine Doré Sala 2

Poster Héroes Invisibles

International Sales:
Jordi Torrent, Duende Pictures: Jordi@duendepictures.com 1-646-342-6669, Alfonso Domingo: argonauta@documentales.org, 34 606373325





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