The documentaries and newsreels as an open text for thinking about the aesthetical and political education

Eulàlia Collelldemont Pujadas, Josep Casanovas Prat


The use of documentaries and newsreels as a source for the study and dissemination of the educational memory gives us access to the visions promoted by different ideological groups. The nature and differences in perspective in the newsreels and documentaries produced during the Spanish Civil War are especially notorious, providing us with a glimpse of a time when novel aesthetic and narrative content came together to facilitate the the creation of collective imaginaries as proposed by the different political parties. Studies of this historical period have necessarily resorted to summaries and campaigns of this historical-educational heritage


Educational propaganda; Ideologies of the education; Film heritage


Amo García, Alfonso del. Catálogo General del cine de la Guerra Civil. Madrid: Cátedra-Filmoteca Española, 1996.

Crusells, Magí. «El cine durante la Guerra Civil Española». Comunicación y Sociedad XI (2) (1998): 123-152. Accessed May 24, 2016.



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