CUBAN VISIONS PROGRAM 4:

Emerging Women Filmmakers

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WHEN: July 19, 7:00 PM

Días de Diciembre (December Days) / Directed by Carla Valdés León / 45 min. / 2017 / Documentary Short / Spanish with English subtitles

Between 1975 and 1991 more than 400,000 Cuban soldiers and civilians sent to Angola in support of the country's left-wing government. Two thousand of them were killed. December Days shows some of the ways in which the mission to Angola—a massive solidarity effort from a small country—touched the lives of ordinary Cubans.

 
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Fragíl (Fragile) / Directed by Sheyla Pool / 15 min. / 2018 / Narrative Short / Spanish with English subtitles

A daughter, dedicated to the care of her mother with Alzheimer's, wants to feel her love, even if it’s just one last time. This need drives her down a dangerous path to discover that sometimes love can be the most capricious and bewildering of feelings.

POST-SCREENING PRESENTATION: The post-screening conversation will feature Cuban feminist film critic Danae Dieguez, who will discuss the landscape of Cuban film production for emerging women filmmakers.