Marc Karlin’s Nicaragua Series To Screen at UCL

By 28 October, 2014

The late Marc Karlin’s remarkable series of films documenting Nicaragua’s revolution will be screened at UCL, London over three days in November, and will be accompanied by complimentary discussions to offer real insight into Nicaragua’s volatile political history while also paying home to the indispensable work of Karlin.

Return To Nicaragua is being presented by the Marc Karlin Archive with Open City Docs and is being supported by University College London’s Institute of the Americas. Here’s the blurb for the event:

35 years on from the Sandinista revolution, a very rare opportunity to view one of the most committed documentary projects of the late twentieth century in its entirety – Marc Karlin’s Nicaragua series (1985/1991).

International guests, including world-renowned photographer Susan Meiselas, and Nicaraguan journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro, offer first hand testimony together with Karlin’s film-making team: cinematographer Jonathan Bloom, former Channel 4 Commissioning Editor, Alan Fountain, researcher Hermione Harris and editor Monica Henriquez.

Here’s the line-up for the three days:

Friday 21st November

19.00 Welcome – Hermione Harris
Nicaragua Part 1: Voyages (1985)
20.15- 21.00 Q&A with Susan Meiselas

Saturday 22nd November

09.30 Tea and Coffee
10.00 Introduction by Andy Robson
10.15 Nicaragua Part 2: The Making of a Nation (1985) (80mins)
11.45 Q&A with Jonathan Bloom.
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Nicaragua Part 3: In Their Time (1985) (70mins)
14.40 Nicaragua Part 4: Changes (1985) (89mins)
16.10 Break
17.00-18.30 Platform 1: Revolution and Memory. Chaired by Holly Aylett, with Jonathan Bloom, Carlos Fernando Chamorro, Alan Fountain, Hermione Harris, Monica Henriquez and Susan Meiselas.

Sunday 23rd November

10.00 Scenes For A Revolution (1991) (110mins)
12.00–13.30 Platform 2: Open discussion. Chaired by Holly Aylett with guest speakers.

To book your place:

WHEN: Fri 21 – Sun 23 November 2014
WHAT: Return To Nicaragua
WHERE: UCL, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT (Nearest tube: Euston Square/Russell Square)

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