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Santiago Alvarez - 1. Program
Original title:
Slovenian title:
Santiago Alvarez - 1. sklop
Section:
FOCUS: CUBAN CINEMA 60
Country, year:
Cuba,
Length:
71
Directed by:
Santiago Alvarez
Screenplay:
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Cinematography:
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Music:
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Subtitles:
slovenian
Language:
Spanish
Voting code:
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Cast:
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Awards:
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Description:
The Forgotten War
La guerra olvidada
Cuba 1967; 19'
A documentary chronicling the history of foreign intervention in Laos from the 18th century. Álvarez focuses on the French colonial past from the beginning of the 20th century and the US taking over in the early 1960s.


79 Springs
79 Primaveras Cuba 1969; 25'
An avantgarde agitprop documentary marking the death of Vietnamese poet, revolutionary and nationalist leader Ho Chí Minh, who came to prominence in the 1960s as one of the main transnational political figures. The movie links his resistance against Western imperialism to worldwide political movements.


To Die for Your Country Is to Live Forever
Morir por la patria es vivir
Cuba 1976; 27'
A newsreel about Castro's reaction to an act of sabotage, the bombing of Cubana de Aviación flight 455 off the coast of Barbados on 6 October 1976.