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Into the Fire: American Women in the Spanish Civil War
A magnificent tribute to the American women who joined the Spanish Loyalist forces and international brigades , including the American Abraham Lincoln Brigade, to fight against fascism in Spain. These women, many of whom were nurses and medical personnel, treated the wounded and dying Loyalist soldiers and their allies who fought against Franco’s forces and their Italian and German allies. The film interviews the women today as they look back and tell the story of the war that foreshadowed World War II. A great deal of original film footage depicts the actual circumstances faced by the Spanish people and the Spanish Republic as they confronted the onslaught of fascism and the indifference of the world to their plight. This film could be titled one of the Spanish Civil War’s Untold Stories; these women, with all of the courage and idealism they demonstrate, played a heroic and critical role in this struggle.
Great collection but poor software coding
Kanopy has an excellent collection of movies from around the world. It is by far the best streaming platform for intellectual “entertainment”. As a cinema lover and frequent participant in film festivals, I vouch for the amazing selection that Kanopy brings to my living room. Thanks a million!
But Kanopy’s app has technical glitches. I use iPhone and have the latest iOS version and Kanopy app version. When viewing a movie, if I wish to pause it in the middle, the app doesn’t allow me to do that. After a few minutes of watching something, if I reopen the app it doesn’t show me the current status of the movie I am watching, defaults to the home screen of Kanopy showing all titles available for viewing. When I click the “cast” icon on top right, it crashes the app. The movie, meanwhile continues to play on my television. I have faced this issue for 6-7 weeks, but Kanopy has not fixed it yet. I am hoping someone in their software engineering team identifies and fixes this bug.
Launching was a bit quirky
Great app but getting started was a bit quirky. I chose access through my local library. The app had difficulty verifying my valid library card. With some help from the library, I got through that then had trouble logging in and verifying account details. Once I navigated through those troubled waters, the environment on the other side is spectacular.
Titles are well organized and rich with both education and entertainment. There are some limitations but flexibility is very good. Streaming through my Apple TV (and other devices too) brings the movies and lectures to the big TV. The app seems stable with no bugs that I can tell. Navigation is intuitive. Options are easy. At a cost of $00, I’m not sure I could ask for more.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.