79 primaveras (79 Springs) 1969 Ages 15+

1.00PM Sat 20 Jan 2018 (25mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Cuban documentary filmmaker Santiago Álvarez uses found footage, protest music and poetry to create a political bricolage marking the death of the Vietnamese nationalist leader Ho Chí Minh. The film combines aspects of biography, history of the Liberation struggle and a critique of the colonial wars waged by France and the United States in Vietnam. In doing so, Álvarez connects his work to a broader international context that includes the Cuban revolution and resistance within the USA to the American-war in Vietnam.

CREDITS

16MM, BLACK AND WHITE, STEREO, 25 MINUTES, CUBA, SPANISH/VIETNAMESE (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: SANTIAGO ÁLVAREZ / SCRIPT: CHI MINH HO, JOSE MARTI, SANTIAGO ÁLVAREZ / CINEMATOGRAPHER: IVÁN NÁPOLES, RAÚL PÉREZ URETA / EDITOR: NORMA TORRADO / MUSIC: IDALBERTO GÁLVEZ / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE AUSTRALIA