Santiago Alvarez

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79 Spring Times of Ho Chi Minh
Santiago Alvarez
Producer: ICAIC
1969, 25 min., Color, Cuba
This impressionist biography on the leader of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam skillfully interweaves still photos, newsreel footage, and Ho Chi Minh's poetry. Depicting a life that spanned three revolutions, three continents, and three wars, the film charts Ho Chi Minh's progression from militant...

Hanoi, Tuesday the 13th
Santiago Alvarez
Producer: ICAIC
1967, 40 min., BW, Cuba
Filmed in Hanoi on December 13, 1966, this documentary records the lives of people in the Vietnam capital and surrounding countryside at the height of U.S. bombing. Their daily activities are presented in a collage of images: building irrigation ditches, planting rice, fishing, weaving...life contin...

Hasta la Victoria Siempre
Santiago Alvarez
Producer: ICAIC
1965, 28 min., BW, Cuba
This film presents a strong indictment of U.S. military involvement in Bolivia. It contains televised speeches by Ernesto Che Guevara, intercut with photographs and footage from the hills of Bolivia. In one speech, Che discusses the importance of the Cuban revolution to Latin America and the role ...

L.B.J.
Santiago Alvarez
Producer: ICAIC
1967, 20 min., Color, Cuba
This striking compilation film is a meditation on the life and times of President Lyndon Baines Johnson, commander-in-chief at the height of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. The film also features other "initial-ized" men who shared his spotlight in the tumultuous 60s: JFK (John F. Kennedy), RF...

Laos: the Forgotten War
Santiago Alvarez
Producer: ICAIC
1967, 20 min., Color, Cuba
This Cuban film focuses on the history of foreign intervention in Laos, first by France and then by the United States. It shows how the liberation forces of Laos, under continuous U.S. bombing, were able to run an entire society in hidden caves and tunnels. Through the leadership of the Pathet Lao, ...


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