Robert Kramer Retrospective [1965]


1965 / USA, Venezuela / English / B&W / 30 min / 16mm

Script: Robert Remark [Robert Kramer]
Photography: C. Aguirre, M. Fuente, A. Vargas
Editing: Peter David [Peter Gessner]
Narrator: P. Tollerman [Peter Smollet]
Producer: Miguel Fuente
Production Company: Dawn Productions
Source: MoMA

This film is a political and social account of the situation in Venezuela at the beginning of the 1960s, including the struggle against American imperialism and the origin of armed struggle, in particular, the first smoldering of the guerrillas of the Armed Forces of National Liberation (FALN). All the images come from material collected in action or shot directly by the FALN in Venezuela. The film was virtually made in secret and all the names of the authors are pseudonyms.

-- “In a way it is an example of the American movement looking for reflections of itself abroad.”

—Robert Kramer (Festival Cinema Giovani 1997)

• Robert Kramer Retrospective | FALN | In the Country | The Edge | Ice | People’s War | Milestones | Scenes from the Class Struggle in Portugal | Guns | A Great Day in France / Birth | As Fast as You Can | Fear | Doc’s Kingdom | Route One / USA | Dear Doc | Berlin 10/90 | Video Letters: Robert Kramer and Stephen Dwoskin | Leeward | Point de départ / Starting Place | Walk the Walk | The Coat | Ghosts of Electricity | SayKomSa | Cities of the Plain | Against Forgetting