An agit-prop documentary marking the death of Vietnamese nationalist leader Ho Chí Minh, using found footage to link his work to worldwide political movements including the Cuban revolution and resistance within the USA to the Vietnam war.
Sergio (Sergio Corrieri - Soy Cuba), through his life following the departure of his wife, parents and friends in the wake of the Bay of Pigs incident. Alone in a brave new world, Sergio ... See full summary »
The War Game is a fictional, worst-case-scenario docu-drama about nuclear war and its aftermath in and around a typical English city. Although it won an Oscar for Best Documentary, it is ... See full summary »
A scientific film essay, narrated by Phil Morrison. A set of pictures of two picnickers in a park, with the area of each frame one-tenth the size of the one before. Starting from a view of ... See full summary »
The current day-to-day life is much different than what it was thirty or forty years ago, but it is the life to which we as people are now accustomed and take for granted. But it also ... See full summary »
A happy little potter is approached by a huge hand which wants him to sculpt its statue. The potter refuses, wanting nothing more than to be left alone with his only friend, a potted plant.... See full summary »
A haunting statement from the days when racism really was a problem
This is "Now", a 5-minute short film from 1965, so it had its 50th anniversary last year already. It is as short as it is effective. The director of this award-winning short film is Cuvan filmmaker Santiago Álvarez and it is, despite the length, one of his most known works. The main reason for the success and popularity of this one would be Lena Horne's powerful voice. Her words that now is the time to stop racial discrimination against Black people in the United States and not just in a few years or even decades works very well together with the photos and recordings we see in here that depict exactly these abysmal ways of discrimination. First of all, I believe this short film is an important historical document. But I also think that people who believe discrimination is still a huge problem today should check this one out to see how people are really discriminated against. Violently. Repeatedly. Constantly. Today we live in times of tolerance, equality and respect. There are black sheep of course, but this applies to every area, every subject, every country. Thanks to works like this one, almost everything changed for the better, even if some people try their best so we don't see these great improvements during the last decades. I applaud Álvarez (one of his earlier works) and Horne for helping the cause with their collaboration here. I highly recommend the watch.
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