Document Type

Student Research Paper


Spring 2019

Academic Department

Modern Languages

Faculty Advisor(s)

Montserrat Linares-Farras


The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) was a conflict that pitted two sides with two different ideologies against each other: The Republicans, who supported the then-current democraticallyelected government of the Second Republic, and the Nationalists, those who rose up against it in a coup d'état that led to the war. In the battlefield, they met and fought for dominance—but another front existed: the movie theaters. Through the art of the moving image, both sides strove to sway or strengthen the general population to their respective sides. This research project analyzes the different types of cinematography produced during that tumultuous time period and its effect on the Spanish public.


SP 497 Senior Research Project (Presented in SCAD)