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Santiago Alvarez

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79 Spring Times of Ho Chi Minh
Santiago Alvarez
Producer: ICAIC/Cuba
1969, 25 min., Color
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 re...

Hanoi, Tuesday the 13th
Santiago Alvarez
Producer: ICAIC/Cuba
1967, 40 min., BW
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 presente...

Hasta la Victoria Siempre
Santiago Alvarez
Producer: ICAIC/Cuba
1965, 28 min., BW
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....

L.B.J.
Santiago Alvarez
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...

Laos: the Forgotten War
Santiago Alvarez
Producer: ICAIC/Cuba
1967, 20 min., Color
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 a...


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