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Cuban Cinema Classics. Volume 1, Filmmaking

Contents: Newsreel 49 = Newsreel No. 49 (1960, 1 min, b&w) -- Por primera vez = For the first time / director, Octavio Cortazar (1967, 10 min, b&w) -- Dolly Back / director, Juan Carlos Tabio, starring Mirta Ibarra (1986, 10 min., col.).
Newsreel 49 heralds the beginning of Cuba's revolutionary cinema. Images of the icons of the major Hollywood studios give way to Cuban faces and places, concluding with a narration of the decree establishing the Cuban film Institute (ICAIC). For the First time documents the use of mobile cinemas which bring moving pictures to campesinos in the Cuban countryside. Dolly Back probes the limits of filmmaking through the film-within-a-film trope. DVD release of Cuban documentary films originally produced by ICAIC.

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