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Second-Hand: Reuse and Deviation of Ibero-American Cinema

A hand is holding a film strip.
Film inspection of LBJ, Santiago Álvarez, 1968 © Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola

Wed 14.06.

Second-Hand: Reuse and Deviation of Ibero-American Cinema is a project launched by Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola (EQZE) to research and foster films that reuse third-party materials and experiment with re-cutting, collage, and sabotage to articulate critical discourses. The project Second-Hand links film preservation with curating, seeking to locate, digitize, and restore hardto- access films or films in need of preservation. In 2022, EQZE forged a collaboration with Cinemateca de Cuba, one of the oldest film archives in the region, and home to the prolific and avant-garde productions of the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC). The cradle of cinema recycling practices, the films made at the ICAIC from the ‘60s onwards were determined by the lack of resources and were impacted by the anti-imperialist struggle that began in the wake of the revolution of 1959. The four films included in this program were selected as part of Second-Hand activities and are exhibited as works-in-progress.

El negro Eduardo Manet 1960 DCP OmeU 10 Min.
L.B.J. Santiago Álvarez 1968 DCP OmeU 18 Min.
79 Springs Santiago Álvarez 1969 DCP OmeU 25 Min.
Oración Marisol Trujillo et al. 1984 DCP OmeU 9 Min.

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