An ALBA Film Screening + Q & A Session:
Invisible Heroes: African Americans in the Spanish Civil War

Part of the Perry Rosenstein Cultural Series

Check Out our Online Conversation about Invisible Heroes: African Americans in the Spanish Civil War, a documentary about the African Americans who fought fascism in the Spanish Civil War. Broadcasted live on February 21st. 

The Q &A panel included the film’s co-director Jordi Torrent, historian Robin D.G. Kelley, and former head of Tamiment Library Timothy V. Johnson. The panel was moderated by Lindsay Griffiths, graduate student at Princeton University

Invisible Heroes: African Americans in the Spanish Civil War

A Documentary by Alfonso Domingo & Jordi Torrent


Two thousand eight hundred North Americans volunteered to defend the Republic of Spain during the Spanish Civil War, but few people know that many of the volunteers were African Americans. This documentary tells their story and their fight for democracy and for the civil rights that were denied to them in their own country. The documentary includes interviews with volunteers and archival footage and pictures from the era, exposing a little-known episode of Twentieth-century history.


The documentary INVISIBLE HEROES: African-Americans in the Spanish Civil War is now available through streaming and digital download options for those who wish to watch/own the film

Download, streaming, and rental options for acquiring INVISIBLE HEROES can be found on the film’s streamlined Vimeo page

Available Here!

For DVD purchases please contact: [email protected]


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