Movies & Books

Wendy Guerra Stays in Cuba and Writes Banned Novels

May 23, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Cleo is a young poet who lives in Havana, a writer under suspicion. State Security and the Ministry of Culture believe that her success has been built by “the enemy” as a weapon of destabilization, a CIA invention. However, some intellectuals living in exile believe Cleo is actually a spy for Cuban intelligence services.

Cuban Documentary “Between Changes”

May 19, 2017 | 12 comments

“Entre cambios” (Between changes) is a documentary dedicated to a specific generation of Cubans: the one who had to live through the fragile limbo when the Soviet Union collapsed. We concentrated particularly on speaking to those who experienced these changes there, in the places where the events took place.

Exchange between Two Cuban Poets

May 19, 2017 | No Comments »

In the same way that news traveled in old times, from hand to hand, Rafael Alcides received the criticism that writer Nestor Diaz de Villegas, another Cuban poet but in exile in the United States, leveled against him in a review of the documentary Nadie (Nobody) directed by Miguel Coyula, where Alcides plays the lead character.

Cuba’s Young Filmmakers Event

May 12, 2017 | No Comments »

Guest writer Jennifer Ruth Hosek comments on this years Young Filmmakers Event which she witnessed in Havana. Gender, sexuality and youth were well-represented as young filmmakers looked more towards the future than at the past.

Cuban Filmmakers and Counter-revolutionaries

April 22, 2017 | 1 Comment »

As a result of the decisions recently made by Cuban cultural institutions, along with the Cuban government, to censor the films Santa y Andres by Carlos Lechuga and the documentary Nadie by Miguel Coyula, a worrying phenomenon has come about.

The Movie of the Rolling Stones in Cuba

March 21, 2017 | 1 Comment »

In my hands, and as a valuable gift brought from Rome, a packet entitled “The Rolling Stones, Havana Moon.” It consists of two CDs with the Stones music and a DVD of the megaconcierto they offered for free at the Havana Sports City on March 25, 2016.

Missing You Cuba, Again (video)

March 4, 2017 | 7 comments

Going back to my country after a long time living in Europe was a shock for me. Realizing that almost all of my friends and family members had left the country for a better future. The text of the short is based on my view of the current situation in Cuba and the things I’ve been through in my own life, like the death of my mother, who committed suicide in Havana, Cuba. This changed the way I look at life, and time.

Tribute to Margaret Randall at Casa de las Americas, Havana

February 24, 2017 | 1 Comment »

For those of us who didn’t know her before, she could have been just another leftist, caught up in the stir of the early years of Cuba’s revolutionary victory. However, after listening to her friends speak about her and reading the book “Change the world”, you get another impression about her.

Cuba Book Fair Visits in Pictures

February 18, 2017 | 3 comments

Today, I went again to San Carlos de la Cabaña fortress, permanent seat of the International Book Fair of Havana, the perfect setting to take pictures of the annual event, which although it has other venues, has a special air. (33 photos)

Margaret Atwood in Cuba: “I want to know what Cubans think about Trump”

February 13, 2017 | 4 comments

In her novel The Handmaid’s Tale (1985), Canadian author Margaret Atwood makes reference to a radio station based in Cuba (Radio Free America) that broadcasts subversive messages to the oppressed people of the United States.