España 1936

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España 1936
Directed by Jean-Paul Le Chanois
Produced by Luis Buñuel
Written by Luis Buñuel (story)
Pierre Unik (commentary)
Distributed by Subsecretaría de Propaganda del Gobierno de la República
Release dates
  • 1937 (1937)
Running time
35 minutes
Country Spain
Language Spanish

España 1936 (1937) is a Spanish short documentary film.


The film was directed by Jean-Paul Le Chanois and produced and co-written by Luis Buñuel, about the early days of the Spanish Civil War. It contains much genuine newsreel footage.

It should be noted that although Buñuel made the film in association with the French Communist Party, the film lacks a lot of the overt biases known for political documentaries at this time. Buñuel chronicled this film in his typical style showcasing the inhumanity, death, and destruction of the Spanish Civil War rather than focusing solely on the political message supporting one side or the other. This notable style of Buñuel stands in contrast to other politically based documentaries at the time including Triumph of the Will, The Man with the Movie Camera, Night Mail, and Battleship Potemkin, among others.

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  1. ^ El Sol (Madrid, 6 June 1937).

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