CUBAN VISIONS PROGRAM 5:

Revolutionary Aspirations: Where

Are We Now?

WHEN: October 19, 7:00 PM

ICAIC Animation Studios (Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos)

This screening which is being curated by the Cuban panel participants, animator Ivette Avila and Julio César Guanche Zaldívar, will include short animations produced in the 1960’s by the ICAIC Animation Studios which reflect many of the early revolution’s aspirational goals: improved literacy, healthcare, housing, and food production. Included will be other animations that illustrate the evolution of both the Cuban Revolution and Cuban animation beginning in the 60’s to present day.

POST-SCREENING PRESENTATION: Panel with Cuban animator Ivette Avila and Julio César Guanche Zaldívar, Law Professor, Historian and former Deputy Director of the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema (Havana Film Festival). The discussion will reflect on the evolution of Cuban animation and the use of film to promote the ideals of the Revolution, while also posing relevant criticisms.