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Πειραματικό / Experimental Κούβα / Cuba, 1965, 6’, Video, Ασπρόμαυρο / Black & White, Με ήχο / Sound

Σκηνοθεσία /Direction Santiago Álvarez Φωτογραφία / Photography Pepin Rodriguez Idalberto Hernandez Μοντάζ / Editing Norma Torrado, Idalberto Calvez Μουσική / Music Lena Horne Παραγωγή / Production ICAIC

n the mid-60’s, Cuban filmmaker, Santiago Álvarez, created a short but charged film entitled Now! In his very iconic style, it was very much a documentary and a mixed media piece. The only access to tools he had to create with were usually found- public images, music, and a bit of his own magical montage making. He created a very dense piece that drew many parallels between Cubans during the revolution and the plight of African Americans at that time.

Santiago Álvarez Román

He was a Cuban filmmaker who wrote and directed many documentaries about Cuban and American culture.

Introduction Nicole Brenez


The 9th Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival is carried out in the context of “Cinephilia in the New Age II” which is funded by the European Union — European Regional Development Fund (Operational Programme ROP ATTIKI of NSRF 2014-2020). All actions are carried out under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.