Projection of Susan Meiselas's film Pictures from a Revolution
As part of the exhibition Susan Meiselas: Mediations, we invite you to a free screening of the film Pictures from a Revolution (1991) on Saturday and Sunday, 30 September and 1 October 2023, at 3 p.m. In the film the photographer presents Nicaragua, marked by the Sandinista revolution, through the stories of the people she immortalised during her visits to the country. The 92-minute film is signed by Susan Meiselas, Alfred Guzzetti and Richard P. Rogers.
In 1981, Susan Meiselas published Nicaragua, June 1978 to July 1979, 70 photographs she took documenting the Sandinista revolution. Ten years later, Meiselas returns looking for the people who appear in the photographs: where are they now, what do they remember, what do they think of their country and of the revolution?
She finds a woman who buried her husband when she was 14; she talks to those who fought the Guarda Nacional - some are disillusioned, some still have the fervor of revolution; she talks to mothers about their sons; she finds a Guarda member who became a Contra.
And she offers her own reflections on time and history and on the moment and meaning of a photograph.
You can watch the trailer here: