Author Archive for Sebastiaan Faber

Peter Davis Revisits The Spanish Earth: “We are living a revival of fascism”

December 29, 2018
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Peter Davis Revisits <em>The Spanish Earth:</em> “We are living a revival of fascism”

In Digging the Spanish Earth, a veteran filmmaker pays tribute to Joris Ivens’s classic—while also revealing the curious circumstances under which Ivens made his film.
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Sara Brenneis: “The Memory of Spaniards in Concentration Camps Has Essentially Been Shut Out”

December 29, 2018
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Sara Brenneis: “The Memory of Spaniards in Concentration Camps Has Essentially Been Shut Out”

Few people know that the infamous Nazi concentration camp at Mauthausen was built by Spanish Republicans who were also its first inmates.
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“Forever Activists” Now Streaming

December 12, 2018
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“Forever Activists” Now Streaming

Judith Montell and Connie Field’s 1990 documentary Forever Activists: Stories from the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, which was nominated for an Academy Award, is now available for streaming online, through Vimeo’s on-demand service, here.
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Spanish documentary makers threatened with jail and fine for filming Francoists

November 13, 2018
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Spanish documentary makers threatened with jail and fine for filming Francoists

Spanish documentary makers Clemente Bernad and Carolina Martínez face up to two years in prison and a more than $13,000 fine for having filmed images in the crypt at the Monument for the Fallen in Pamplona, where a mass is celebrated every month in memory of Francoists, El País reports. Memory organizations such as the Association...
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Join Us for ALBA’s Annual Election-Day Teachers Workshop!

October 10, 2018
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Join Us for ALBA’s Annual Election-Day Teachers Workshop!

The United States and World Fascism: Human Rights from the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond is the title of ALBA’s professional-development program for high school teachers in Social Studies, Spanish, Art, and Language Arts. Join us this Tuesday, November 6 at NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (53 Washington Square South, New...
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May 2018 IBMT magazine available online

August 29, 2018
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May 2018 IBMT magazine available online

Issue number 48 (2-2018) of ¡No Pasarán!, the magazine published by the International Brigades Memorial Trust (IBMT), magazine is now online and viewable in full color, here. The issue features interviews with Geoffrey Servante, almost certainly the last British International Brigade veteran, and eminent Spanish Civil War historian Paul Preston. The next issue of the magazine...
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Barbez Stuns with Civil War Repertoire

August 23, 2018
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Barbez Stuns with Civil War Repertoire

This past July, Barbez and Velina Brown filled the ruins of the Santo Domingo church in Pontevedra, Spain with anti-fascist music in a rendition of For Those Who Came After, their new album of Spanish Civil War songs. The album is available at info@alba-valb.org. $20 for domestic orders (incl. sh&h). Barbez generously donates all proceeds...
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“I’m Not a Theorist. My Vocation Is Biography”—Checking in with Sir Paul Preston

August 23, 2018
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“I’m Not a Theorist. My Vocation Is Biography”—<em>Checking in with Sir Paul Preston</em>

The British historian Paul Preston, who just turned 72, has been knighted—a good moment to look back on his career and assess the latest developments in Spain, where one of his major research subjects, Franco, continues to stir up controversy. “In Spain, there’s a kind of historic notion that the British are polite, gentlemanly,...
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ALBA’s Fall 2018 Teaching Institutes: Ohio, New York, New Jersey

August 23, 2018
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ALBA’s Fall 2018 Teaching Institutes: Ohio, New York, New Jersey

This fall, ALBA's teaching team is back on the road.
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“If There Ever Was a Time to Do a Better Job Teaching Civics, It’s Now”

July 1, 2018
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“If There Ever Was a Time to Do a Better Job Teaching Civics, It’s Now”

ALBA’s teaching partner in Massachusetts will be in charge of training the state’s teachers for the new social studies standards—which include a return to civics education and an explicit mention of the Spanish Civil War
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