As part of the dv_vd screening series, Vidéographe and Dazibao are pleased to screen NOW! by Santiago Álvarez and Now is Here by Phyllis Baldino. The screening will be followed by a presentation by Phyllis Baldino and a discussion with the audience led by Nelson Henricks.
Amidst the current global climate, marked by uncertainty, violence and the surge of alt-right nationalism, it seemed particularly relevant for us to present these two works made in 1965 and 2017 respectively and to examine the notion of time in relation to the current political context. These two pieces also draw a link between Cuba and the United States, thus creating dialogue between different modes of representation and political preoccupations while also questioning the inequalities of power in the U.S.