Comparing Now And Then

  • Germany
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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
  • 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 (1-15 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Germany
  • Colour
    • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Festivals
    • DOK Leipzig 2012
    • Kassel Dokfest 2012
    • Festival Du Cinema Libre, Hamburg 2013
    • 4th International Random Film Festival, Garpenberg, Sweden 2013
    • Festival Alternative Film/Video, Belgrade, Serbia 2013
    • 20th Internationale Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg 2014
    • 3rd MashRome Film Fest, Rome, Italy 2014
    • Bienal International de Video y Cine Contemporáneo, Mexicali, Mexico is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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