Havana Glasgow Film Festival

Cuba: Living Between Hurricanes

Fri 19 November 2021

Tickets no longer available
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Wheelchair accessible

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Hearing loop

Four people try to clamber over a fallen telegraph pole, with destruction from flooding in the townscape behind.

Cuba: Living Between Hurricanes

A film about the elements – hurricanes and rain, the sea and the earth.

A film about Caibarién, a fishing port on the north coast of Cuba devastated by Hurricane Irma on 9th September 2017

About the effects of climate across the centuries on a Caribbean island sucked into global markets for its commodity crops – tobacco, coffee and sugar - and how sugar changed the landscape through deforestation and soil exhaustion

About the collapse of sugar and the encroachment of a new commodity market – tourism

About the growing threat from climate change and the move towards reforestation, ecotourism and sustainable farming

Michael Chanan / UK 2019 / Doc / N/C / 1hr10m


Una película sobre los elementos - los huracanes y la lluvia, el mar y la tierra.

Sobre Calibarién, un puerto pesquero en la costa norte de Cuba que quedó devastado por el huracán Irma el 9 de septiembre del 2017

Sobre los efectos del clima a lo largo de varios siglos en la isla caribeña absorbida dentro los mercados globales por sus cultivos básicos - tabaco, café y azúcar - y como el azúcar cambió el paisaje a causa de la deforestación y el agotamiento de la tierra

Sobre el colapso del azúcar y la invasión de un nuevo mercado - el turismo

Sobre la amenaza creciente del cambio climático y el avance hacia la reforestación, el ecoturismo, y la agricultura sostenible.

Havana Glasgow Film Festival

Celebrating Cuban film and culture in Havana’s twin city of Glasgow

Our seventh edition focuses on the resourcefulness and extraordinariness of Cuba during one of the toughest points in its history in a hybrid Festival of online and live screenings.

Highlights include a Friday evening programme of films and discussion relating to Cuba’s unique approach to sustainability. Rebecca Heidenberg, Director of Queens of the Revolution will join us for a live streamed Q&A on Sunday night to discuss her portrait of a cultural centre that paved the road for LGBTQ+ rights in Cuba. Our featured director this year is acclaimed filmmaker Arturo Sotto and we will screen four of his films including the film noir Nido de Mantes / Mantis Nest.

Online Festival Passes, costing £15 / £7.50 allow access to all our online films, with an additional cost of £0/£2/£4/£6/£8 for live events at CCA on a pay-what-you-can basis.

For full programme details, visit our website www.hgfilmfest.com

Venue Guidance

CCA is currently operating with increased requirements due to Coronavirus. Masks and hand-sanitising are required throughout the building, and queueing for events will take place outside, so please dress for the weather. We ask that people attending events take a lateral flow test before visiting CCA. For more information, please see Venue Guidance.

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1:00pm — 2:10pm




Tickets: Sliding scale: £0/£2/£4/£6/£8

Booking fee: 10% booking fee


SDH captioning

BSL interpretation

Wheelchair accessible

Hearing loop

Tickets no longer available

Additional info:

Spanish with English subtitles / Español con subtítulos en inglés