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Escaping Franco [videorecording] : From Danger Into Danger
Series: Exile (1) Presents firsthand accounts of the Spanish Civil War from Spaniards who went into exile as a result of it. Newsreel footage accompanies their stories of destruction and escape: tales of separation, imprisonment, forced labor, and frontline action at the start of World War II, as well as, for some ---testimonials to the kindness of strangers.
Holding On, Fighting Back : The Long Road Home To Spain
Series: Exile (2) During World War II the hardships of the Spanish Civil War refugees grew worse. In this program survivors talk of their ordeals and victories: repression and reprisals in Franco’s Spain; suffering in French internment camps; deportation to Nazi concentration camps; meritorious service with the French Resistance and Allied forces; and after the war, their lives in exile, until, after Franco’s death, they could finally go home. Newsreel footage places each story in context.
The Andalusian Epic -When The World Spoke Arabic: The Golden Age Of Arab Civilization
Addresses the expansion of the Arab empire into Spain, where Muslims ruled with tolerance for more than seven centuries. Discusses the introduction and consolidation of Islamic power in Spain, the creation of the Umayyad emirate by the sole survivor of the Umayyad dynasty, the rise of Cordoba as a cultural rival of Abbasid Baghdad, and the gradual ebb of Arab rule on the Iberian Peninsula. Gives special attention to the prosperous reign of Abdel Rahman III and the flowering of a Muslim culture that respectfully welcomed the contributions of Christians and Jews alike.
The Essential History of Spain
Examines the social and economic changes in Spain since Franco. Main topics include Spanish Civil War, the failed rise of middle class, and the illusion of Spain as a prosperous nation.
The Heritage Of Flamenco
This classic program helps make accessible the mysterious, intimate, plaintive form of music known as flamenco, promoting a deeper appreciation of Spanish culture. Background information on Moorish Spain, Andalusia, and a chronology of gypsy history provide the context for generous footage of juerga -- an informal flamenco performance -- that includes a full complement of dancers, singers, guitarists and palmeros.
Don Juan en Alcalá
This is a recording of a live dramatic adaptation from the story Don Juan Tenorio by José Zorrilla.
Escritores Españoles En El Exilio = Spanish Writers In Exile
Series: Glorias de la literatura española = Glories of Spanish literature.
Explores the time after the Spanish Civil War when the defeated Republicans had only two options: to stay in Spain and accept the rule of Franco’s authoritarian regime or to leave their homeland and go into exile. Discusses the lives and works of Spain’s dispossessed literary elite.
El Quijote: Don Quijote
Dramatization of Cervantes’ classic tale presented in episodic format following the structure of the book. - in Spanish.
Goya En Su tiempo : Goya, His Llife And Art
Chronicles Francisco Goya’s life and times through his art. His paintings, drawings, and tapestries reveal the full scope of his artistry and innovation, marking the visible turn from the past to the present in modern art. Pays homage to such works as the Caprices, the Disasters of War, the Tauromaquia and the Proverbs, and the Dos de Mayo.