Watch This: Now (1965)

We watched the following documentary in my Film Theory course the other day and after seeing it I feel the need to share it here.

Now, directed by Cuban filmmaker Santiago Alvarez (1919-1998), is about the Civil Rights movement in the United States and features a Lena Horne recording of “Now”. The film and song were banned in the US.

Alvarez’s other documentaries include LBJ (1968) and 79 Primaveras (1969). He also collaborated with Fernando Solanas and Octavio Getino (founders of Grupo Cine Liberacion)on the four-hour documentary Hora de los hornos, about imperialism in South America.

Now is just over 5 minutes long. I really encourage you to take the time and watch it.


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