Comparing Now And Then

2012 / Germany / 6min

The short documentary 'Now!' (1965) by Santiago Alvarez is about the struggles for civil rights of black people in the US. It is a document of a revolutionary movement, which began with one specific desire: equality of human beings. It grew, inspired people and finally took over. It was an essential initiating part of the 68 revolt.

Today the rate of pictures on which you can see the ultima ratio of governmental power is increasing once again. For this reason the remake shows nearly equal pictures of the latest liberation movements and inhumanity worldwide. It is trying to translate the original message into current time. Where are the similarities, where are the differences? Are we in a revolutionary situation today?


  • Original title
    Comparing Now And Then
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Nina Wiesnagrotzki, Otto Dieners-Konerth
  • Dir. of Photo.
  • Editing
    Nina Wiesnagrotzki
  • Music
    Tintin Patrone, Michael Steinhauser, Mieke Motör and friends
  • Sound
    Tintin Patrone, Michael Steinhauser, Mieke Motör and friends, Nina Wiesnagrotzki
  • Duration
    6 min
  • Year
  • Country
    • Germany
  • Colour
    • Colour
    • Black & White
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  • Subtitles
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  • Distribution
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