Root Event

werkleitz Festival 2008 Amerika

Parent Event

CU 1965

Based on the song Now, by Laura Horn, Alvarez denounces racism in the USA through a suggestive montage of weekly newsreel found footage. As in many films produced by socialist countries critical of America, the good (dead) Americans—in this case, "Jefferson, Washington, and Lincoln"—are contrasted with current conditions (see also the text by Claus Löser in the catalog Amerika). The 1965 film won first prize at the Leipzig International Documentary Film Festival.

Video, 6 min