The film is interesting.
Cerro PeladoThough lesser known than Leni Riefenstahl’s OLYMPIA or Kon Ichikawa’s TOKYO OLYMPIAD, Santiago Alvarez’s tribute to Cuba’s sporting triumphs is no less breathtaking. A ship of athletes training on the rough seas becomes a symbol of Castro’s Cuba, the games projected on the backdrop of political...Subscribe to to watch now
Hasta la victoria siempreCuban agit-prop filmmaker Santiago Alvarez produced this radical newsreel within forty-eight hours of Che Guevara’s death by special request of Fidel Castro himself. Fellow filmmaker and Alvarez admirer Travis Wilkerson accordingly calls it “a pure distillation of the highly...Subscribe to to watch now
Hanoi, Martes 13Santiago Alvarez’s tribute to the Vietnamese people transcends its narrow aim as anti-imperialist agit-prop. Patient documentation of local folkways contextualizes the American military actions as brutal, unnatural incursions. Alvarez’s camera was there when the bombs fell on...Subscribe to to watch now
LBJMost definitely an unauthorized biography, Cuban agit-prop filmmaker Santiago Alvarez scavenges imagery from LIFE magazine, cowboy movies and Playboy to lampoon Lyndon B. Johnson’s tyranny. The assassinations of John F. Kennedy, his brother Robert and Martin Luther King, Jr. are all laid at...Subscribe to to watch now
79 primaverasSantiago Alvarez’s portrait of Ho Chi Minh braids beauty and devastation from its opening montage of blooming flowers and bomb clouds. Poring over documentary footage of the Vietnamese leader to search out the signs of bravery, Alvarez tracks Ho's political education from the French communist...Subscribe to to watch now
El tigre saltó y mató, pero morirá... morirá...Cuban filmmaker Santiago Alvarez’s hurried response to the 1973 Chilean coup d’état rests upon the music of Victor Jara, the folk singer who was brutally murdered within days after Augusto Pinochet assumed power. Connecting events in Chile to other repressive police crackdowns...Subscribe to to watch now
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A documentary of the time reflecting many facets of what was happening yet it also depicted the beauty and heart of the Cuban athletes and their determination to participate and...
This is a nicely presented history of revolutionary rhetoric and struggle that has evolved dramatically with a shift from the war with bullets to war with the ballot box in...
This was a waste of my viewing time. Meaningless, disconnected imagery suggesting a malicious connection between Kennedy and Johnson that adds nothing to our understanding of the power struggle between...
Fascinating propaganda in memory of the true revolutionary, Che Guevara. A consistent ideologue, Che left Cuba partly due to his anger at Castro for selling out the revolution for the...