Film in three segments: 1. Neocolonialism; 2. Act for liberation; 3. Violence and liberation. A documentary about the revolutionary movement in Argentina from 1819 to the present day. –BFI
During the ’60s and ’70s, filmmaker Fernando E. Solanas was an influential figure in the promotion of radical, Leftist Argentine cinema. Before becoming a director, Solanas was involved with theater, music, and law. He also had experience working as a journalist and in the advertising field. In 1962, he produced and directed his first film. In 1966, Solanas teamed up with the Cine Liberacion collective and with Octavio Getino, secretly made one of the most powerful documentary films ever made, La Hora de los Hornos (The Hour of the Furnaces). Running at four hours, the film rallied in support of Perón; via archival footage, collages, poetry, interviews, and drama, the documentary attempted to incite passive audiences to take action against political injustice. Shown in secret and riddled with periodic breaks to allow audiences to actively discuss the film, La Hora de los Hornos is considered a seminal work in what became known as Third Cinema, a style of filmmaking that eschewed the… read more
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