Directed by Amelie Harrault & Valerie Loiseleux • Documentary • 2020 • 53 minutes
Episode 5: Libertad!
The interwar period is significant for its tumults of enthusiasm and illusion. Communism is a tempting alternative, and the desire for social, moral, artistic, and political revolution hangs in the air...
In 1936, war erupts in Spain. Malraux and Hemingway are covering the Republicans’ struggle as journalists, and photos by Capa and Gerda Taro get published in the international press, fostering a broader awareness of the conflict.
In April 1937, the Guernica massacre inspires Picasso to create a monumental canvas symbolizing the violence perpetrated by Franco’s supporters and by fascism more generally. The Spanish Republic is lost, and one war ends as another begins.