New Cuban Shorts Program I: Cuban Visions (I)
U.S. premieres. Introduced by Sally Berger, MoMA; and Alexandra Halkin, Director, Americas Media Initiative
Friday, February 15, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
The Ones Who Stayed (Los que se quedaron)
1993. Directed by Benito Zambrano. 26 min. A Cuban mother reflects on her life since her son's violent, definitive departure to the United States.
The Mill (DeMoler)
2004. Directed by Alejandro Ramírez Anderson. 12 min. Sugar mill workers and local residents discuss their feelings in the face of the mill's impending disassembly.
2006. Directed by Alejandro Ramírez Anderson. 37 min. A community of hunters, Monteros from Cienaga de Zapata, in Matanzas province, face daily challenges from nature and the traditions of the community, Beasts of the Southern Wild–style.
Swan Black Neck, White Neck (Cisne cuello negro, cuello blanco)
2009. Directed by Marcel Beltran. 13 min. Sergio Abel, a grade-school teacher in a small town in central Cuba, videotapes his life. Despite his difficult circumstances, he lends keen insights into the images he takes and his students' aspirations for the future.
All films made in Cuba, and in Spanish with English subtitles. Courtesy of the filmmakers and Alex Halkin, Americas Media Initiative. Program 88 min.
In the Film exhibition Documentary Fortnight 2013: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media
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