The Spanish Civil War was a ferocious ideological fight between Republicans and Nationalists during which cinema was used as political propaganda. The diversity of film centres during the conflict produced a wide variety of points of view and ideological or strategic proposals. Jean-Paul
Le Chanois directed Un peuple attend (1939), a documentary that showed images of exiled Spanish republicans living in appalling conditions in the refugee camps in Argels. Part of this material is contained in REFUGE (1939), a documentary edited by Irving Lerner. Testimony to
the cruelty of the Spanish Civil War, the film was produced by Cin-Libert and the Medical Bureau and the North American Committee to Aid Spanish Democracy. A documentary film in the Filmoteca Espaola classified as A People Is Waiting (sic) may in fact be Refuge.
The International Journal of Iberian Studies (IJIS) is the academic journal for scholars from around the world whose research focuses on contemporary Spain and Portugal from a range of disciplinary perspectives. IJIS is interested in history (20th century onwards), government and politics; foreign policy and international relations.