The 40 minute “3 Rivers to Cuba” documentary short is finally complete!
Stay tuned for updates on film festival entries very soon.
Here are some still images from the film.
3 Rivers to Cuba documentary update
After a much needed break to decompress, after a whirlwind year of travel, production and editing, I will get back to fine-tuning and finishing the short version of “3 Rivers to Cuba” documentary for entry into several festivals this weekend in LA, Philly, and Toronto. The 30+ minute documentary short will continue to be screened locally into early 2017. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to host a screening at no charge! I have a projector and speaker, so we can hold a screening anywhere!
Work will continue on a feature length version (approx. 80 minutes) for release in early 2017. My hope is that the feature will serve to leverage additional funding to continue to build this project, working with artists, musicians and activists in Cuba, and in the U.S., further reinforcing and creating new partnerships through the documentary, and continue to educate viewers about historical and current African contributions to Cuban culture, and the struggles and successes of the Afrodescendiente movement in Cuba (and Latin America).
The documentary short will also be posted online for free viewing in November 2016, so if you are unable to attend a screening, you can watch it there! The first version will be in English with English subtitles, but I plan to release a version with Spanish subtitles as soon as I can get it translated!
I look forward to ending this first chapter, and look forward to many, many more chapters in the future! Thank you to everyone who has helped, and continues to help and provide support, especially Kenya C. Dworkin, Noel Quintana, and Boris Balsindes Urquiola.
“3 Rivers to Cuba” Trailer:
I love when I’m inspired by the mundane. I was rearranging my living room, and was lying on the floor resting for a spell, when I decided to film my ceiling fan, lol. that footage forms the base of this experimental video which includes previously filmed and found footage.