AhiNama! Cuban Film Festival
October 10, 2009 19:30Tagged as: cuba cuban culture documenatry economic_crisis gender latin_america migration social_struggles solidarity workers_struggles
The Regent, 101 Liverpool Rd, Islington, London, N1 1LX
Contact KT Watson: 07917 385 023
Program:Proposals Accepted (Se Aceptan Proposiciones), 26 mins, Family Package (Paquete Familiar), 13 mins,"Burrito" (El Burrito) 15 mins, The Inventor (El Invento) 8 mins, The Big Sweat (Sudando la Gota Gorda) 9 mins
AhíNamá! Festival of Contemporary Cuban Documentaries has been set up to raise funds and awareness for the group CanalDocumental TV, which serves as a vital online point of distribution for independent, documentary filmmakers, either from Cuba, or making shorts about Cuba. It takes place at select venues across London from 8th-10th October 09.
With the collapse of the Soviet Union, Cuba entered a period of devastating scarcity known as the "Special Period". Naturally this scarcity affected all aspects of life on the island and the film industry was no exception.
Since 1990, young, independent filmmakers have had to make films in new ways - both materially and ideologically - in order to embrace the transitions on the island. This has lead to some extremely innovative filmmaking that has documented these times of transition in Cuba.
The festival celebrates Cuban culture, documentary filmmaking and resourcefulness.
PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITE TO BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE:as this is designed to raise funds and awareness, we encourage advance ticket sales, however tickets will be available on the night.
7pm-11.30pm: Thursday 8th Oct.09 at El Commandante: 10 Annette Rd, Holloway, London, N7 6ET
6.30pm - 8.30pm: Friday 9th Oct.09 at Ronnie's Bar, Ronnie Scott's, 42 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 1HT*
7pm - 11.30pm: Saturday 10th Oct.09 at The Regent, 201 Liverpool Rd, Islington, London, N1 1LX
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*Ronnie's Bar, of Ronnie Scotts will be charging £8 on the door after 8pm
A vital online film distribution portal for independent Cuban filmmakers
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