Join us for an evening of documentary, animated and narrative shorts from Cuba’s preeminent female directors, writers and actors. These films make their U.S. debut here before the program travels to New York and Miami:
Marisol Trujillo’s “Prayer” (Oracion, 1984, 9 min.) is a documentary tribute to Marilyn Monroe…and Latin American youth.
In Ivette Avila’s animated “The Seamstress" (La Costurera, 2010, 6 min.), a seamstress tries to mend the world.
A poet battles writer’s block with violence in Adriana F. Castellanos’ “The Fish Of the Tower Swim On The Asphalt" (El Pez de la Torre Nada en el Asfalto, 2007, 3 min.).
Marina Ochoa’s documentary “White Is My Hair, Black Is My Skin" (Blanco Es Mi Pelo, Negra Mi Piel, 1997, 20 min.) salutes 95-year old María de los Reyes Castillo.
Yahanara Mauri’s animated “Itacas” (2009, 2 min.) looks at the island and the man as territories of isolation.
Five kids confront the limits of existence in an old cemetery in Milena Almira’s “Quorum” (2009, 13 min.).
Gloria Rolando’s documentary “Us And Jazz" (Nosotros Y El Jazz, 2004, 44 min.) explores the evolution of jazz in Havana.
In Claudia Rojas’ documentary “Right to Be" (Derecho de Ser, 2013, 14 min.), Queen Nzinga Maxwell speaks of pain and poetry.
Discussion following with directors Marina Ochoa ("White Is My Hair, Black Is My Skin" ), Gloria Rolando (“Us And Jazz"), Milena Almira ("Quorum") and Claudia Rojas ("Right to Be").