The Scots voice of the Spanish revolution [Embedded DivX video 1hr15m; also downloadable] Ethel MacDonald
was a young working class Scots woman who hitch-hiked to Barcelona to do her part in the war
. There she became the English-language voice
of the anarchist movement as a radio station announcer. Newspapers at home dubbed her the "Scottish Scarlet Pimpernel" for her role in helping comrades escape the crackdown that followed the May Days. Her remarkable story is told in this recent drama-documentary
B. Traven, A Mystery Solved [Flash video, 1hr]
Excellent documentary on the astounding life
and mysterious identity
of the author of Treasure of the Sierra Madre [Flash video, 50mins]
and The Death Ship
The Free Voice of Labour [Flash video 57.11]
traces the history of a Yiddish anarchist newspaper publishing its final issue after 88 years.
One of 200+ films on anarchist and related themes
at the ChristieBooks
channel on Brightcove. Other films include Gordon Carr's documentary on the Angry Brigade
, a wealth of Spanish-language material on the civil war and revolution, a Russian-language biopic of Nestor Makhno
, the story of the Bonnot Gang
and a history of Uruguay's Tupamaros
. In other news, Franco is dead
The art of Flavio Constantini.
Naval officer turned anarchist Constantini (1926- ) paints rebels
, and architecture
, all with a special quality of light.