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Santiago Alvarez - 2. Program
Original title:
Slovenian title:
Santiago Alvarez - 2. sklop
Section:
FOCUS: CUBAN CINEMA 60
Country, year:
Cuba,
Length:
92
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:
LBJ
Cuba 1968; 18'
A biting satire on American president Lyndon B. Johnson in three sections that correspond to the three letters of Johnson's initials and the three most-publicized assassinations in North America's recent history (Martin Luther King, Bobby Kennedy and Jack or John F. Kennedy). The film links Johnson to the assassinations.

The Stampede
La estampida
Cuba 1971; 13'
A newsreel dealing with the 1971 US invasion of Laos.


The Hour of the Pigs
La hora de los cerdos
Cuba 1973 26'An excellent example of Álvarez's agitprop documentary dealing with the current political situation in Latin America and placing the main focus on the 1973 Chilean coup d'état.


The Tiger Leaps and Kills, but it Will Die...
El tigre saltó y mató, pero morirá… morirá
Cuba 1973; 16'
A tribute to popular Chilean singer-songwriter Victor Jara, who was violently executed in the military coup of 1973. The film is as much a condemnation of reactionary violence as a tribute to all freedom fighters resisting political oppression.