Fotos de una revolución

El 22 de julio del 2010 en el Centro Hemisférico se proyectó el documental Fotos de una revolución (Alfred Guzzetti, Susan Meiselas, 1991) que se trata del viaje de la fotógrafa Susan Meiselas a Nicaragua en 1991, diez años después de la publicación de su libro fotográfico de la revolución Sandinista. Meiselas volvió a Nicaragua a buscar a la gente que aparece en sus fotos, preguntándose a sí misma: “¿Dónde están todos ahorita? ¿Qué recuerdan? ¿Que piensan de su país y de la revolución?” Ella encuentra a una mujer que enterró a su marido cuando tenía catorce años, habla con la gente que luchó contra la Guarda Nacional, escucha las historias de las madres sobre sus hijos y se encuentra con un miembro de la Guarda que se convirtió en Contra mientras ofrece sus propios pensamientos sobre el tiempo, la historia y el significado de la fotografía.

 

On July 22, 2010, the documentary “Photos of a Revolution” (Alfred Guzzetti and Susan Meiselas, 1991) was projected in Centro Hemisférico. The documentary details the trip undertaken by Susan Meiselas to Nicaragua in 1991, 10 years after the publication of her book of photographs of the Sandinista revolution. Meiselas returned to Nicaragua to look for the people in her photographs, asking herself, “Where are they all now? What do they remember? What do they think of their country and its revolution?” She comes across a woman who buried her husband when she was 14 years old; speaks to people who fought against the National Guard; hears mothers share stories of their children; and meet with a member of the Guard who became a Contra while she offers her own thoughts on time, history, and the significance of photography.

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Arte Acción is an interdisciplinary platform located in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas that focuses on developing public performance programming and linking different social groups together in order to promote diverse forms of human development through diverse, continual activities geared towards increasing public awareness, personal reflection and the creation of artistic and political projects. It is a platform first developed with the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics in collaboration with Fortaleza de la Mujer Maya (FOMMA), a theatre troupe of indigenous women. Arte Acción, encompasses public lectures, roundtables, performances, public actions and projections seeking to promote, present and archive performative practices as a social, cultural and political in it's collaboration and research with local, national, and international communities.