The Good Fight: The Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil War

  • Introduction

    Historian Peter Carroll is the author of The Odyssey of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade: Americans in the Spanish Civil War and is Chair Emeritus of the Board of Governors of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives

The Good Fight tells the inspiring story of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, a ragtag group of American citizens who joined the fight against Franco during the Spanish Civil War. The stirring documentary punctuates impassioned testimonies of veterans with harrowing archival footage to reveal how death loomed over these citizen-soldiers. Years after the war, however, their revolutionary spirit lives on. These men and women remain always ready to resist injustice and fight the good fight.

Fareed Ben-Youssef
  • Stephen Lighthill
  • Peter Rosen
  • Joe Vitagliano
  • Renner Wunderlich
Print Info
  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 98 mins
  • Reserve Film and Video Collection of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Preceded By


Alain Resnais, Robert Hessens, France, 1950

This influential film considers one of the Spanish Civil War’s worst atrocities through Pablo Picasso’s masterpiece.

  • French
Print Info
  • B&W
  • 35mm
  • 12 mins
  • Courtesy Institut Français, thanks to the Cultural Services of the French Embassy