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FOREVER ACTIVISTS! - STORIES FROM THE VETERANS OF THE ABRAHAM LINCOLN BRIGADE

USA, 1990 (MIFF 1991, Documentaries)

Director: Judy Montell

In 1936, 3200 American men and women joined Spain in its fight for democracy against Franco's fascist uprising. For many of them the Spanish Civil War was the first - but certainly not the last - battle they fought. These veterans have played significant roles in World War 2, trade unionism, the McCarthy period, civil rights, the Vietnam anti-war movement, disarmament and peace efforts, and currently are active in anti-intervention in Central America. In October of 1986, a contingent of Brigade veterans, now in their seventies and eighties, returned to Spain for the fiftieth anniversary of the Spanish Civil War-to remember, and celebrate, with their Spanish comrades and other International Brigade members.

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