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.
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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 »
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José Luis Guerín
Juana Rodríguez Molina,
Iván Guzmán Jiménez,
Juan López López
As the director's family house gets demolished, memory emerges from its hideouts as fragments of super 8 footage. An audiovisual essay where analog images blended with digital ones rewrite ... See full summary »
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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,
They come at night and everybody steps out. They light torches and remember those who have walked these streets before them. In the coming hours, the city will be on lockdown: an eclipse appears and meteors start to fall.
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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