Salut Les Cubains captures post-revolution Cuba through Agnès Varda’s curious and optimistic lens. Made up of 1800 photographs taken on a trip to Cuba in 1963, this film-photo-essay shows a moment four years after the revolution in which... Read Article
The 1960s and ‘70s were a period of revolution, anti-imperialist struggle, and nation-building. Two films which represent and analyse this period in Latin America are Yawar Mallku (Blood of the Condor) and De cierta manera (One Way or Another).
Cachita’s Streets: The Virgin of Charity, Race, and Revolution in Cuba by Jalane D. Schmidt is an impressive history of Nuestra Senora Caridad del Cobre (Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre), the patron saint of Cuba. It... Read Article
The concept of revolution is entwined with the history of Latin America to such an extent that the Spanish word ‘guerrilla’ has become part of the global lexicon, applied to insurgents all over the world. The 20th Century... Read Article
The problem in celebrating revolution is that its fruits are often elusive, often worse than the system they’ve replaced and frequently little but a painful and largely imperceptible staging post on the route to something better. In Viva... Read Article