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Pictures from a revolution [videorecording] / a film by Susan Meiselas, Richard P. Rogers, Alfred Guzzetti ; produced, directed & edited by Susan Meiselas, Richard P. Rogers, Alfred Guzzetti.

Title
Pictures from a revolution [videorecording] / a film by Susan Meiselas, Richard P. Rogers, Alfred Guzzetti ; produced, directed & edited by Susan Meiselas, Richard P. Rogers, Alfred Guzzetti.
Publication
[S.I.] : GMR Films ; New York, NY : Distributed by New Video Group, c2007.

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Additional Authors
  • Docurama (Firm)
  • GMR Films (Firm)
  • Guzzetti, Alfred, 1942-
  • Meiselas, Susan.
  • New Video Group.
  • Rogers, Richard P.
Description
1 videodisc (ca. 88 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in. +
Summary
In 1977, photojournalist Susan Meiselas traveled to Nicaragua to photograph the civil war between General Anastasio Somoza García's dictatorship and the Sandinista opposition. Her book, "Nicaragua: June 1978-July 1979" resulted from her two years there. Mieselas returns to Nicaragua a decade later to track down the people--guerrillas, Sandinistas, and bystanders--pictured in her original photographs. The people discuss the revolution and how their lives have changed since then. Once photographed wielding contact bombs and marching in the streets, these incredible Nicaraguans now live much as they did before the revolutionary days. The film is also an inquiry into the relationship between the media and the recording of history.
Subject
  • Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional
  • Guerra y sociedad > Nicaragua
  • Nicaragua > Historia > Revolución, 1979
  • Nicaragua > History > Revolution, 1979
  • Nicaragua > Social conditions > 1979-
  • Nicaraguans > Social conditions
  • Nicaragüenses > Condiciones sociales
  • War and society > Nicaragua
  • War photography > Social aspects
Genre/Form
  • DVD-Video discs.
  • Documentary films.
  • Documentary.
  • Nonfiction films
Note
  • "Docuramafilms"--Disc label.
  • Special features: Reframing history: Nicaragua, July 2004 [featurette] (12 min.); Interview with Susan Meiselas: Nicaraguan, March 2002 [featurette] (14 min.); New York Film Festival Press Conference: New York, October 1991 [featurette] (14 min.); Insert includes the essay "'Pictures from a Revolution' : In search of the feature documentary" by Steven Seidenberg.
Credits (note)
  • Cinematography, Richard P. Rogers ; original music, William Eldridge ; photo animation & assistant editor, Patricia Kelly ; research, Abbie Fields ; transcriptions, Jorge Guzmán, Mauricio Vélez-Domínguez ; translations, Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes ; subtitles, Deborah Fortson.
Event (note)
  • Originally produced as a documentary in 1991.
Funding (note)
  • "DVD production partially funded by the Joseph H. Clark bequest and the Central America Fund of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University"--Container
System Details (note)
  • DVD; Region 0 (All), NTSC; Dolby Digital AC3, Dolby stereo.
Language (note)
  • In English with occasional Spanish subtitled in English, or in English with subtitles in Spanish.
Processing Action (note)
  • committed to retain
Awards (note)
  • Winner, Leipzig International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film; Official selection, New York Film Festival; Official selection, Sydney International Film Festival.
Contents
Before the insurrection -- The body on the hillside -- Chilo: "We were afraid" -- Santiago: "To carry the Sandinista flag" -- The bullet made in the USA -- Illiana: "Some people wore masks" -- Justo: "That blood is precious" -- Bombing the neighborhoods -- Augusto: "Only six bullets" -- Nubia: "All by myself I buried him" -- Maria: "I thought better things would come" -- Dionisio: "In my own life nothing has changed" -- Juan: "We were prisoners for ten years" -- Mike Lima: "We lost the war" -- Fear of invasion -- Esperanza: "We wanted peace in Nicaragua" -- Photographs stop time -- Hortencia: "Is this my son?" -- Marta: "I wanted to be a tank driver" -- Napoleón: "Just one more worker trying to survive" -- Bayardo: "It wasn't a war in the style of American movies" -- The history of an image -- Rodrigo: "The new Nicaraguan" -- Credits.
ISBN
  • 0767098625
  • 9780767098625
LCCN
  • 767685992333
  • 616074737836
Owning Institutions
Harvard Library