Havana Glasgow Film Festival
Black Cuban Short Films: A Contemporary Wayward Selection
Wed 9 November 2022
Black Cuban Short Films
What are you expecting from Black Cuban Cinema? It is probably not here.
This event brings together an intriguing selection of 7 contemporary short films in different formats and scales: animation, documentary, experimental, fiction and videoclips, all made by contemporary Black Cuban filmmakers, who live both in Cuba and abroad.
This unpredictable blend is made up of an intimate approach to sexuality and gender identity, a social media comedy, an experimental ritual to San Lazaro, an analogy between cimarronismo and homosexuality, a real life project that promotes free expression via Hip-Hop among marginalised youth, an experiment in digital poetics, and two dramas - about a circus and its lion during the Special Period and an energetic story about two top internet influencers competing to be number one.
- SONG TO SAN LAZARO / CANTO A SAN LAZARO
Raydel Araoz I Cuba 2009 I 4m I Music Video by Grupo Hipálage
- THE FUGITIVES / LOS CIMARRONES
Damián Sainz Edwards I Cuba 2021 I 12m I Fiction
- OBSESSION / OBSESIÓN
Magia López I Cuba 2018 I 10m I Documentary
- ARCHETYPES / ARQUETIPOS
Raydel Araoz I Cuba 2009 I 6m I Experimental
Pablo D. Herrera Veitia I Scotland 2006 I 9m I Experimental
Ricardo Bacallao I Cuba 2014 I 10m I Fiction
-THE FIGHT / EL COMBATE
Pedro Pulido Brizuela I Cuba 2022 I 36m I Fiction
Followed by Q&A with Cuban directors Ricardo Bacallao and Magia López Cabrera and writers Hugo Rivalta and Brian Beadie
Content and Accessibility
The films contain bright images, flashing images, flashing lights, and loud sounds.
Content warnings for depictions of death, nudity and sex.