Press

Hemingway, Dos Passos, Orwell, and other famous men have related their experiences during the Spanish Civil War. Now we hear from some considerably less-known women, and their stories are vivid and moving!
Seattle Weekly

Riveting....reveals a history our history books deliberately forget.
Monthly Review

This often harrowing documentary features astute observations of a war famously fought by men.
The Stranger (Seattle)


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As Good As It Gets

Got this and watched it this week. It is incredible. I think that one is so taken with the women themselves that the technique of the film is kind of ignored. Although after saying that I think the film is well put together and is a good combination of current interviews, archive footage and readings from the letters and other written works of the various women who were involved in some way.

The thing that is overwhelming is the kind of off handed way these women refer to what they did. They seem to think that they had no other choice then to fight (yes I know they were not in the front lines with a gun) fascism then and there. It is interesting because most Americans didn't seem to feel that way at all, nor did most of the rest of the world. There are always, I guess, only a few who are willing to step up and be counted in each generation.

Watching it, makes me feel a little less satisfied with how I've lived my own life. If one compares one's self with the women in this movie, one is probably going to come up short.

One final thing I'd like to mention. The government that was elected by a majority of the Spanish citizens was not a communist government. However, the only state that was willing to put its money behind the Republicans was the Soviet Union. The only group of people who were completely committed to fighting fascism then and there were the communists (and of course the anarchists). The people who originally set out to over throw the democratic government of Spain were not communists, but were fascists supported by other fascist nations and of course your conservatives in almost every country.

Lawguy - July 13, 2013


Saving History

An important slice of history that would be buried and forgotten were it not for movies like this. Keep them coming!

Mr. Stephen J. Brook - November 17, 2013


The Bravery of Women in the World.

I purchased this after seeing the HBO Movie Gelhorn and Hemingway, but this film informs the viewer of many women worldwide who felt the need to personally contribute to the world and stamp out facism. MUST SEE TV. Vintage stock clips, pictures, make this an historical treasure trove. Interviews and remembrances by the women are priceless as well. Thoroughly enjoyable and inspirational.

Catherine Martinez - July 13, 2012



Press

Hemingway, Dos Passos, Orwell, and other famous men have related their experiences during the Spanish Civil War. Now we hear from some considerably less-known women, and their stories are vivid and moving!
Seattle Weekly

Riveting....reveals a history our history books deliberately forget.
Monthly Review

This often harrowing documentary features astute observations of a war famously fought by men.
The Stranger (Seattle)


Image
As Good As It Gets

Got this and watched it this week. It is incredible. I think that one is so taken with the women themselves that the technique of the film is kind of ignored. Although after saying that I think the film is well put together and is a good combination of current interviews, archive footage and readings from the letters and other written works of the various women who were involved in some way.

The thing that is overwhelming is the kind of off handed way these women refer to what they did. They seem to think that they had no other choice then to fight (yes I know they were not in the front lines with a gun) fascism then and there. It is interesting because most Americans didn't seem to feel that way at all, nor did most of the rest of the world. There are always, I guess, only a few who are willing to step up and be counted in each generation.

Watching it, makes me feel a little less satisfied with how I've lived my own life. If one compares one's self with the women in this movie, one is probably going to come up short.

One final thing I'd like to mention. The government that was elected by a majority of the Spanish citizens was not a communist government. However, the only state that was willing to put its money behind the Republicans was the Soviet Union. The only group of people who were completely committed to fighting fascism then and there were the communists (and of course the anarchists). The people who originally set out to over throw the democratic government of Spain were not communists, but were fascists supported by other fascist nations and of course your conservatives in almost every country.

Lawguy - July 13, 2013


Saving History

An important slice of history that would be buried and forgotten were it not for movies like this. Keep them coming!

Mr. Stephen J. Brook - November 17, 2013


The Bravery of Women in the World.

I purchased this after seeing the HBO Movie Gelhorn and Hemingway, but this film informs the viewer of many women worldwide who felt the need to personally contribute to the world and stamp out facism. MUST SEE TV. Vintage stock clips, pictures, make this an historical treasure trove. Interviews and remembrances by the women are priceless as well. Thoroughly enjoyable and inspirational.

Catherine Martinez - July 13, 2012



Press

Hemingway, Dos Passos, Orwell, and other famous men have related their experiences during the Spanish Civil War. Now we hear from some considerably less-known women, and their stories are vivid and moving!
Seattle Weekly

Riveting....reveals a history our history books deliberately forget.
Monthly Review

This often harrowing documentary features astute observations of a war famously fought by men.
The Stranger (Seattle)


Image
As Good As It Gets

Got this and watched it this week. It is incredible. I think that one is so taken with the women themselves that the technique of the film is kind of ignored. Although after saying that I think the film is well put together and is a good combination of current interviews, archive footage and readings from the letters and other written works of the various women who were involved in some way.

The thing that is overwhelming is the kind of off handed way these women refer to what they did. They seem to think that they had no other choice then to fight (yes I know they were not in the front lines with a gun) fascism then and there. It is interesting because most Americans didn't seem to feel that way at all, nor did most of the rest of the world. There are always, I guess, only a few who are willing to step up and be counted in each generation.

Watching it, makes me feel a little less satisfied with how I've lived my own life. If one compares one's self with the women in this movie, one is probably going to come up short.

One final thing I'd like to mention. The government that was elected by a majority of the Spanish citizens was not a communist government. However, the only state that was willing to put its money behind the Republicans was the Soviet Union. The only group of people who were completely committed to fighting fascism then and there were the communists (and of course the anarchists). The people who originally set out to over throw the democratic government of Spain were not communists, but were fascists supported by other fascist nations and of course your conservatives in almost every country.

Lawguy - July 13, 2013


Saving History

An important slice of history that would be buried and forgotten were it not for movies like this. Keep them coming!

Mr. Stephen J. Brook - November 17, 2013


The Bravery of Women in the World.

I purchased this after seeing the HBO Movie Gelhorn and Hemingway, but this film informs the viewer of many women worldwide who felt the need to personally contribute to the world and stamp out facism. MUST SEE TV. Vintage stock clips, pictures, make this an historical treasure trove. Interviews and remembrances by the women are priceless as well. Thoroughly enjoyable and inspirational.

Catherine Martinez - July 13, 2012


Press

Hemingway, Dos Passos, Orwell, and other famous men have related their experiences during the Spanish Civil War. Now we hear from some considerably less-known women, and their stories are vivid and moving!
Seattle Weekly

Riveting....reveals a history our history books deliberately forget.
Monthly Review

This often harrowing documentary features astute observations of a war famously fought by men.
The Stranger (Seattle)


Image
As Good As It Gets

Got this and watched it this week. It is incredible. I think that one is so taken with the women themselves that the technique of the film is kind of ignored. Although after saying that I think the film is well put together and is a good combination of current interviews, archive footage and readings from the letters and other written works of the various women who were involved in some way.

The thing that is overwhelming is the kind of off handed way these women refer to what they did. They seem to think that they had no other choice then to fight (yes I know they were not in the front lines with a gun) fascism then and there. It is interesting because most Americans didn't seem to feel that way at all, nor did most of the rest of the world. There are always, I guess, only a few who are willing to step up and be counted in each generation.

Watching it, makes me feel a little less satisfied with how I've lived my own life. If one compares one's self with the women in this movie, one is probably going to come up short.

One final thing I'd like to mention. The government that was elected by a majority of the Spanish citizens was not a communist government. However, the only state that was willing to put its money behind the Republicans was the Soviet Union. The only group of people who were completely committed to fighting fascism then and there were the communists (and of course the anarchists). The people who originally set out to over throw the democratic government of Spain were not communists, but were fascists supported by other fascist nations and of course your conservatives in almost every country.

Lawguy - July 13, 2013


Saving History

An important slice of history that would be buried and forgotten were it not for movies like this. Keep them coming!

Mr. Stephen J. Brook - November 17, 2013


The Bravery of Women in the World.

I purchased this after seeing the HBO Movie Gelhorn and Hemingway, but this film informs the viewer of many women worldwide who felt the need to personally contribute to the world and stamp out facism. MUST SEE TV. Vintage stock clips, pictures, make this an historical treasure trove. Interviews and remembrances by the women are priceless as well. Thoroughly enjoyable and inspirational.

Catherine Martinez - July 13, 2012