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The Spanish Earth with The War Game

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The Spanish Earth

Dir. Joris Ivens. 1937, 52 mins. 16mm. With Manuel Azaña, José Díaz, Dolores Ibárruri.

Ivens records the agony of the Spanish civil war in one of his strongest films. Its images of destruction—accompanied by Hemingway’s narration—shocked a world not yet used to the horrors of a Second World War or Vietnam.

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The War Game

Dir. Peter Watkins. 1965, 48 mins. 35mm print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive. With Michael Aspel, Peter Graham. A terrifying “fabricated” documentary records the horrors of a future atomic war in the most painstaking, sickening detail. Photographed in London, it shows the flash burns and firestorms, the impossibility of defense, the destruction of all life. Produced by the BBC, the film was promptly banned and became world-famous and rarely seen.

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