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Santiago Álvarez (I) (1919–1998)

Santiago Álvarez was born on March 18, 1919 in Cuba as Santiago Alvarez Roman. He was a director and writer, known for 79 primaveras (1969), Now (1965) and Hanoi, Tuesday 13th (1968). He died on May 20, 1998 in Havana, Cuba. See full bio »


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(age 79) in Havana, Cuba

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79 primaveras
79 primaveras Director
Now Director
Hanoi, Tuesday 13th
El sueño del pongo


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 2003 La isla de la música (Documentary)
 1998 Para bailar, La Habana (Documentary)
 1997 Concierto mayor (Documentary short)
 1987 Brascuba (Documentary)
 1985 La soledad de los dioses (Documentary short)
 1985 Reencuentro
 1984 ¡Gracias, Santiago! (Documentary short)
 1983 Biografía de un carnaval (Documentary short)
 1981 26 es también 19 (Documentary short)
 1981 Comenzó a retumbar el Momotombo (Documentary short)
 1981 La importancia universal del hueco (Documentary short)
 1981 Tiempo libre a la roca (Documentary short)
 1980 El mayo de las tres banderas (Documentary short)
 1980 La guerra necesaria (Documentary)
 1980 La marcha del pueblo combatiente (Documentary short)
 1980 Lo que el viento se llevó (Documentary short)
 1980 Un amazonas de pueblo embravecido (Documentary short)
 1979 El desafío
 1979 El gran salto al vacío (Documentary)
 1979 Tengo fe en ti (Short)
 1977 Mi hermano Fidel (Short)
 1976 El sol no se puede tapar con un dedo (Documentary short)
 1976 Los dragones de Ha-Long (Documentary short)
 1976 Luanda ya no es de San Pablo (Documentary short)
 1975 El primer delegado (Short)
 1974 Los cuatro puentes (Documentary)
 1974 Rescate (Documentary short)
 1973 La hora de los cerdos (Short)
 1973 Toma de La Moneda (Documentary short)
 1971 El pájaro del faro (Documentary short)
 1971 La estampida (Documentary short)
 1971 Quemando tradiciones (Documentary short)
 1970 El sueño del pongo (Short)
 1970 Once X cero
 1970 Piedra sobre piedra (Documentary)
 1970 Yanapanakuna (Documentary short)
 1969 79 primaveras (Short documentary)
 1969 Take-Off at 18:00 Hours (Documentary short)
 1968 Amarrando el cordón (Short)
 1968 LBJ (Short documentary)
 1968 Hanoi, Tuesday 13th (Short documentary)
 1967 Golpeando en la selva (Documentary)
 1967 Hasta la victoria siempre (Documentary short)
 1967 La escalada del chantaje (Documentary short)
 1967 The Forgotten War (Short)
 1966 Abril de Girón (Documentary)
 1966 Año 7 (Documentary)
 1966 Cerro Pelado (Documentary short)
 1966 Ocho años de revolución (Documentary)
 1966 Segunda declaración de La Habana (Documentary)
 1965 Cuba, 2 January (Documentary short)
 1965 Pedales sobre Cuba (Documentary short)
 1965 Solidaridad Cuba y Vietnam (Documentary short)
 1965 Now (Documentary short)
 1964 Green Light for the 1964 Sugar Crop (Documentary short)
 1964 Primeros juegos deportivos militares (Documentary short)
 1963 Hurricane (Documentary short)
 1962 Forgers of Peace (Documentary short)
 1962 Death to the Invader (Documentary short)
 1961 Escambray (Documentary short)
 1960 Noticiero ICAIC Latinoamericano (Documentary short)
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Alternate Names:

Santiago Alvarez

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Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 39-45. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.

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