LITTLE SPAIN – A Treasure Trove of Documents That Can Only Be Seen In This Film

The First Hispanic-Spanish Neighborhood in Manhattan, New York City, was a densely populated area around the west end of 14th Street, covering Chelsea and the West Village.

The research unveils a treasure trove of old photos and other documents. These photos are copyrighted material and can only be seen in this film. That is why the film has become a much-sought source for researchers,  academic libraries, college libraries, specialized writers (of fiction and non-fiction)  and public libraries across the USA. In 2016 Spanish writer María Dueñas purchased three copies of the film as part of her research for developing her best-selling novel “Las hijas del Capitán”.

Robert Sanfiz, president of La Nacional in Manhattan, tells himself the history of that Spanish social and meeting point, and also reads the voice-over.


A Unique Archive That Cannot Be Seen Anywhere Else

The investigation that took place previously to shoot the film testimonies uncovered an incredibly rich archive around the streets of the now-extinct neighborhood of Little Spain, mainly west 14th Street Manhattan and some siding streets of Chelsea and West Village.  These photos cannot be seen anywhere else but in this film. 

It offers a quintessential sight of Hispanic immigration in New York City.

A Must In Any Academic Or College Library

‘Little Spain’ is a documentary that offers, next to second-generation Spanish-American and Hispanic-American testimonies of what was like the neighborhood called Little Spain in the heart of Manhattan back in the 40s, 50s, 60s, also, and more importantly, a unique and fascinating archive that offers a clear, well-documented view of those decades and their precedents. 

‘Little Spain’ has become over the years a much sought-for documentary film for researches and libraries.


Already Purchased By 100s Of Libraries Across The USA

Among our clients are some of the most important and respected universities in the world, such as Columbia University in NYC, the School of Visual Arts of NYC, the University of Massachusetts Amherst,  Smith College, or The  College of New Jersey, just to mention a few among hundreds.