Street Filmmakers Document an Island in Transition

WEDNESDAY, November 11. Talk at 6 pm. Film at 7 pm. Nelson Mandela Auditorium – FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-CH. Chapel Hill, NC

"El Propietario" (2008)

*Talk: Between the Industry and Independence in Cuba: Street Filmmakers
Document an Island in Transition
, Anne Marie Stock. William & Mary College.


EL PROPIETARIO, Ernesto Piña Rodríguez y Wilbert Noguel (Cuba, 2008). 7 min. Animation.  The constant struggle between rich and poor, assassins and innocent victims, owners and clients.

ODA A LA PINA, Laimir Fano (Cuba, 2008). 11min.

This musical parody, an homage to the poem that forged Cuban cultural identity, centers on a cabaret dancer who suddenly loses her rhythm.

EXISTEN, Esteban Insausti (Cuba, 2005). 25min.

From the perspective of a madman, the Cuban reality offers an interesting point of view.

Having all been released in the last 5 years, together these 3 films provide a window into some of the work currently being produced by Cuban filmmakers.

Spanish with English Subtitles

Q&A following the lecture. 

See book: On Location in Cuba: Street Filmmaking During Times of Transition.

Anne Marie Stock. UNC-CH Press, 2009.

“Street Filmmakers are industrious, ingenious, and innovative. Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti, Esteban Insausti, Pavel Giroud, Léster Hamlet, Arturo Infante, Luis Leonel León, Humberto Padrón, Ian Padrón, Gustavo Pérez, and Waldo Ramírez are among the Street Filmmakers who have helped change the course of Cuba’s revolutionary cinema. And their efforts are already influencing up-and-coming audiovisual artists like Carlos Barba, Susana Barriga, Alejandro Brugués, Karel Ducases Manzano, Sandra Gómez Jiménez, Inti Herrera, Ernesto Piña Rodríguez, Jeffrey Puente García, Alejandro Ramírez, Alina Rodríguez Abreu, Asori ( Amado Soto Ricardo), Hilda Elena Vega, Daniel Vera, Aram Vidal, and dozens of others [...]”