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Cuban Documentaries from Faraway Places

  • Comfort Station Logan Square 2579 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL, 60647 United States (map)

Comfort Film and Americas Media Initiative - AMI presents

Cuban Documentaries from Faraway Places
First time in Chicago.

These short documentaries reveal life outside of the urban centers and off the beaten track. Monteros takes us deep into the Cienaga de Zapata swamp near the famous Bay of Pigs where life can be rough. DeMoler filmed in far eastern Granma province documents a small town loosing its livelihood. Swan, Black Neck, White Neck follows a small town teacher in Central Cuba. 
Films made available courtesy of the filmmakers, EICTV and ICAIC.

DeMoler (The Mill )
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.

Cisne cuello negro, cuello blanco
(Swan Black Neck, White Neck)
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.

Presented by the Americas Media Initiative (AMI).

Q&A to follow films with Alexandra Halkin, AMI director. 

Media: Digital Projection.


Programmed by Raul Benitez and Nando Espinosa Herrera.