Tribute to Cuban Documentary Maker Santiago Alvarez

Tribute to Cuban Documentary Maker Santiago AlvarezBuenos Aires, Mar 29. -The First International Festival of Political Cinema in Argentina will honor Cuban documentary maker Santiago Alvarez before announcing the official competition winners.

Now (1965), Hasta la Victoria siempre (1967), El nuevo tango (1973); and El tigre salto y mato (1973) are the documentaries of Santiago Alvarez that will be shown at the Hotel Bauen, one of the festival venues.

More than 30 movies from Australia, Poland, Palestine, Honduras, Paraguay, Chile, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Guatemala, Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru and Argentina are included in the four main competitions: full-length feature, mid-length, short, and Argentine-produced films.

Jury members include Octavio Getino (Argentina), Mario Handler, Miguel Littin (Chile), Hugo Alberto Gamarra Etcheverry (Paraguay), Lazara Herrera (Cuba), Ana Laura Lusnich (Argentina), Hebe Estrabou; and actors Arturo Bonin, Juan Palomino and Virginia Inocenti.

The film "El proceso, la historia no contada" by Enrique Almirante was screened Monday as part of the festival, and features the case of the five Cuban antiterrorists jailed in United States since 1998.

As part of the Cuban films exhibition within the International Festival of Political Cinema, one episode of the TV series Cuba's Reasons was screened, "The Route of Terror."

This chapter offers testimony that proves the United States has planned numerous terrorist attacks against Cuba and Venezuela.(Prensa Latina)