CUBA, THE VALUE OF UTOPIA

CUBA, EL VALOR DE UNA UTOPIA

By Yanara GUAYASAMIN

LUCIERNAGA FILMS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2007


Festivals
& Awards

IDFA 2009
joris ovens selection and TOP20 list of 20th aniversary IDFA 2007
REX zone serbia 2009
2007Guest film
VALDIVIA 2008 2009
Guest film
Berlin Globians doc 2007 2009
oficial selection
Vancouver 2008 2009
Dirk Vandersypen Award 2007 2009
Nominee
CNCINE 2007 award 2009
Distribution AWARD
Cero Latitud Festival 2006 2009
Post prod AWARD
    • Year of production
    • 2007
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ECUADOR, CUBA, BELGIUM
    • Languages
    • SPANISH, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Yanara GUAYASAMIN
    • Writer(s)
    • Yanara GUAYASAMIN
    • Producer(s)
    • Olivier AUVERLAU (LUCIERNAGA FILMS (OLIVIER AUVERLAU Y YANARA GUAYASAMIN))
    • Synopsis
    • The History :

      Today, July 26, the celebration of how it all began. Afterwards, a journey back in time, from Batista’s coup d’etat to the triumph of the revolution. Then, back to the present.

      The stories of those who participated directly in the revolutionary process guide us. We see the narrators about their daily activities, as their voices tell us where they come from, what awoke their revolutionary awareness, and how they became involved in the clandestine struggle. Their stories are juxtaposed with images of modern-day Cuba.

      From the exhilarating days following the triumph of the revolution, we come to their lives of today, 46 years later. Cubans do not live in luxury, particularly since the fall of the Soviet Empire, and they are the first to admit it. The price of liberty is very high.

      As for those who lived through that intense life-and-death struggle, what do they say today? Their lives, their struggles and their memories come together to form a vivid portrait of a generation and its leader.
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