In commemoration of the 36th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution, the Nicaraguan Embassy in Germany arranged a Berlin screening of the documentary “La Construcción De Una Nación” (The Making of a Nation) (1985) director by Marc Karlin.
Ambassador Mrs. Karla Beteta Brenes, opened up the event which took place in Cafe Sibylle located in Berlin’s historic Karl-Marx-Allee. The cafe also acts as a museum to the street, displaying it’s turbulent history.
The documentary received great reception from the audience who highlighted the great work done by the director and the historical significance of the film.
The projection was made with the support of National Cinematheque of Nicaragua and forms part of the commemorative series organized by the embassy which takes place from July 3 to 10 and includes photography, poetry, documentary film and music.
This is one of many examples of the efforts in different countries to commemorate the 36th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution.
Susan Meiselas will speaking this coming Friday after a screening of Nicaragua Part 1: Voyages (1985) at our Return Nicaragua Event, at UCL.
In 1981, Susan Meiselas published Nicaragua, June 1978 to July 1979, 70 photographs she took documenting the Sandinista revolution. Ten years later, In Pictures from a Revolution, Meiselas returns to Nicaragua a decade later with co-directors Richard P. Rogers and Alfred Guzzetti to track down the people — guerrillas and bystanders — pictured in her original photographs. The people share their feelings about how their lives have changed, for the better and for worse, in the years since the conflict, and recall the circumstances surrounding those moments of their lives captured by Meiselas’ camera.
Directors: Susan Meiselas, Alfred Guzzetti, Richard Rogers
(USA/Nicaragua, 1991, 90min, 16mm)