Into the Fire

  • “Into the Fire”

80 American women volunteered for the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil War to defend the Spanish Republic against a 1936 coupe by General Francisco Franco and his German-backed fascist forces.

Julia Newman interviewed 16 of these women, who mostly served as nurses, for her 2002 documentary Into the Fire: American Women in the Spanish Civil War, screening Monday 10/26 at Facets Cinematheque.