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Cuban Cinema Classics. Volume 2, Protest

Contents: Now / director, Santiago Alvarez (1965, 6 min, b&w) -- LBJ / director, Santiago Alvarez (1968, 15 min, col.) -- Prayer for Marilyn Monroe / directors, Marisol Trujillo, Miriam Talavera, Pepin Rodriguez (1984, 9 min., b&w).
Now: A montage of images from U.S. broadcast news joined with the voice of Lena Horne, is used to create a hard-hitting critique of racism in the U.S. during the 1960s. The song "Now," was banned on many American radio stations. LBJ: Lyndon Baines Johnson is presented through a montage of film clips, photographs and a cartoon of Johnson. The film is divided into three sections which correspond to Johnson's initials, L is for Martin Luther King, B is for Bobby Kennedy and J is for John F. Kennedy. The filmmaker implicates Johnson in all three assassinations, portraying his presidency as the culmination of a history of socio-political corruption. DVD release of Cuban documentary films originally produced by ICAIC.

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