Cuban Newsreels ICAIC

A historic archive of documentary material declared a National Treasure of Cuba, and listed on Unesco's Memory of the World Register

Bearing invaluable testimony to the main events that took place in Cuba, Latin America and many other parts of the world from 1960 to 1990, more than 1490 reels of news footage were covered by an agreement signed in Havana in June 2012, between ICAIC (Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry), represented by its President Omar Gonzalez, and Ina.

A different journalistic take on decolonisation, eye-witness accounts, but also a degree of propaganda in representing the triumph of the Revolution, a Cuban view of events such as the Missile Crisis and Vietnam (there is an exclusive interview with Ho Chi Minh).

The work of Santiago Alvarez, now made available to a wide audience in France, is considered by many to constitute a school of journalism, both in its visual approach and in cinematographic terms.


Cuban Newsreels




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