Film type: Short
Film Category: Documentary
Film Length: 7min
Showtimes: Friday, April 15 at 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Short Synopsis: A poetic and slyly subversive film about life in Cuba, where it’s too dangerous to speak openly against la Revolucion.
Most Cubans learn to hide their despair, fear and paranoia about the State with a facade of acceptance and even outward happiness – it’s safer.
In the same way, a smiling singing narrator and his happy melody create the thin facade for a compelling message about free speech in today’s revolutionary Cuba.
Metal bars are a recurring motif, at homes and at the derelict Modelo prison on the isolated Isla de la Juventude. Cubans often describe their country as an ‘open prison’.
Filmed entirely in Cuba/Filmada enteramente en Cuba.
List of Accolades/Awards:
Best Art Short-Short Film, Eugene International Film Festival 2013
Best Music Video, Awareness Film Festival 2014