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Travis Wilkerson in He Who Hits First Hits Twice

He Who Hits First Hits Twice: The Urgent Cinema of Santiago Alvarez

2005 NR

Though he lacked any formal film training, Santiago Alvarez was put in charge of the Cuban Film Institute's newsreel division, Noticerio ICAIC, and created nearly 700 films over the next 30 years. This compilation features a documentary on Alvarez as well as eight films of his films: "Now," "Cerro Pelado," "Hanoi Martes 13," "Hasta la Victoria Siempre," "L.B.J.," "79 Primeraveras," "El Sueno Del Pongo" and "El Tigre Salto y Mato ... Morira ... Morira."