“Banderas y harapos” (Flags and Rags), the new memoir of the Sandinista Revolution (1979-1990) by the Argentine-Nicaraguan journalist Gabriela Selser, aroused many conflicting emotions – from love to disillusionment – during last Thursday’s book-launching event in Managua.
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The Companion, the Cuban film which has been critically acclaimed worldwide, will premiere today, September 6th, in Cuba. It is a story that takes place in Havana in 1988, when the Cuban government was taking severe measures to try and control the AIDS/HIV epidemic.
The LGBTIHQ&Z community – which I like to call this group so as to be all-inclusive – has to give thanks because today artworks which tear apart the avatars of this group are shown today, without a fuss or alarm, joining the (wrongly) named heterosexist “reality”.
While the Cuban missile crisis wasn’t Bobby’s shining moment, as his book suggested, it did transform him. He hadn’t yet shed his cold-warrior instincts, but spending thirteen days on the brink of extinction sobered him forever.
Disembarking is a minimalist gesture that reverses the notion of insular trauma. This time it starts from offshore to anchor on land, ie in the sand. This is not a call to annexationist consumerism coming from the north but instead a Third World longing…
Paramount Pictures will film in Cuba parts of the fifth installment of the film “Transformers”, reported dpa on Thursday.
“The Stranger” is the title of the seventh and final segment of the documentary with Cuban poet Rafael Alcides. Here he gives us one of his poems. Director: Miguel Coyula.
Directed by Iranian-American, Bob Yari who produced notable films such as The Illusionist and Oscar-winning Crash, the movie faced many hurdles in order to be filmed in Cuba. Yari overcame obstacles due largely in part to the limitations of the U.S. embargo against Cuba. According to Yari, 90% of the film crew was Cuban, and 95% percent of the movie was filmed in Cuba.
My life seems meaningless if I don’t write every day. I write in order to express the feelings of those who want to be heard.” The father of two children, he doesn’t read what others write about him or his books. He only fears being unable to speak his mind.
“Capitalism” is part six of the interview-documentary with Cuban poet Rafael Alcides on a host of different topics. Director: Miguel Coyula. English subtitles. The other segments of the documentary are titled: The Nice Things, Artists and Politicians, About Beauty, Once Upon a Time in Biran and The People. We provide you the links.