A personal essay which analyses and compares images of the political upheavals of the 1960s. From the military coup in Brazil to China's Cultural Revolution, from the student uprisings in Paris to the end of the Prague Spring.
Director João Moreira Salles and a small crew followed Presidential candidate Luís Inácio Lula da Silva's campaign in meetings, rallies, planes, TV debates, with his family, political ... See full summary »
João Moreira Salles
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva,
Documentary about Santiago, a peculiar man who used to work for the director and his parents as a butler. The material was filmed in 1992 but, for some strange reason, the director felt he ... See full summary »
The story of five British soldiers trying to stay alive on the last night of the Afghan War, facing not just the Taliban, but also supernatural forces more terrifying than anything they've encountered before.
Buenos Aires, 1977. During the military dictatorship, Francisco Sanctis receives information about two people sentenced to "disappear." A quiet middle-aged family man without any political ... See full summary »
Shows the unusual situation of homeless Brazilians movement and refugees that squat together an abandoned building in downtown Sao Paulo. The daily tension caused by the treat of eviction reveals the dramas and joys.
Isam Ahmad Issa,
Between 1966 and 1968, the world was faced with revolutionary movements in France, Czechoslovakia, Brazil and China. While their success was limited, the people who took part and devoted themselves to the cause came away with life-defining experiences, the kind they would find hard to reproduce throughout the rest of their lives.Written by
DOCUMENTING A CULTURAL REVOLUTION: SALLES'S "NO INTENSO AGORA"
This documentary pieces together (via found footage) amateur filmmaking from Brazil, China, Czechoslovakia and France to bracket the years of 1966 to 1968. It documents the protests in these countries looking at the working conditions, class divisions and civil disobedience amongst a young generation that ignited a late 60's social consciousness.
It results in a visual melancholy of nostalgic imagery from hand held 16mm and Super 8 cameras, sometimes with no sound ranging from tender moments of family life to moments after major street violence erupted, people trying to gather themselves.
Salles gives the viewer a historic timeline by splicing amateurish shot footage in between actual snippets of news reel interviews, radio spots with presidents and critical thinkers of the time like Jean-Paul Sartre.
This documentary reminds us of a time before the usage of social media activism and iPhone apps to document life around us.
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