|Claiming for a Place
2012.09.22 - 12:56:31 / email@example.com / Gladys Ramos Leal
Ibrahim Aput, who is a great announcer of the renowned Radio Reloj station, sent to us some documents linked to the movie that dates back to his days of publication during the 50s of the previous century.
As part of the Ecran magazine from Chile (July 1958), we found an article by John Grierson, a Scottish filmmaker, who wrote about the Seventh Art. We show here some of his words of that time: ´The only solution so that nations with little possibilities of production may have a cinematographic industry is precisely through the governmental aid. The state as such might develop the film production as an additional task for the benefit of the nation instead.´
In other paragraphs, he wrote: ´Hollywood is experiencing an interesting period of recovery that began with Marty. He was then referring to a film directed by Delbert Mann in which it was portrayed the life of a sad butcher who was too attached to his group of friends until he found love which was a theme that was truly different to the classical main themes of Hollywood. This is why, Ernest Borgine was granted the first Oscar prize in the year 1955.´
Later on he said: ´The universities might take into consideration the importance of the movie to use it as an educational tool.´ Under that article there was another one that was entitled´ Cinematografístas latinoamericanos impulsan actividad fílmica.´ in which it is mentioned the Primer Congreso Latinoamericano de Cineístas Independientes (First Latin American Congress of independent moviemakers) where it was created the Asociation Latinoamericana of Cineistas Independientes (ALACI) in Montevideo, Uruguay.
The delegates to the aforementioned association then included: Simón Feldman from Brazil, Nelson Pereira Dos santos from Brazil Jorge Ruiz from Bolivia, Patricio Kaulen from Chile and Manuel Chambi from Peru, respectively.
By Gladys Ramos Leal
Translated by JC Caballero