Scenes for a Revolution
Marc Karlin (1943-1999) belongs to the generation of filmmakers that, after living the activist experience of the 60s and 70s, developed a new cinematography practice in the 80s. His political activism has grown into a radical approach of documentary aesthetic and a constant effort in building an alternative cinematographic culture able to stand up against the media system.
Karlin considers cinema like a mirror reflecting the revolution process : aesthetic must be as radical as politics.
Karlin revisits the material of the 4 films he directed on the Nicaraguan revolution, that are not effective as political or propaganda tools, nor ideological manifestos. They are subtle thoughts concerning a real struggle and real people.