Cuban Memory: Tribute to Latin American Cinema in Paris

Cuban Memory: Tribute to Latin American Cinema in ParisParis, Jan 15. -Endearing chapter in the story of the filmmaker Santiago Alvarez and his iconic Latin American ICAIC News, Cuban Memory became an event in Paris.

This was testified by the cheers of the large crowd that attended the screening of the documentary by the Brazilian filmmaker Alice de Andrade, recently awarded with the Third Coral Prize at the Festival of Havana last December.

Graduated from the International Film School of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, the daughter of one of the protagonists of the Cinema Novo in Brazil, Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, the director from Rio de Janeiro said it was very exciting to make this documentary.

A synthesis of 70 minutes to speak of more than 30 years of Santiago Alvarez´ work and his fabulous team, the guiding thread of his cameraman Ivan Napoles, and the inevitable passages of events that shook the world at that time.

Summary of the image with Ernesto Che Guevara, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Bay of Pigs invasion, Fidel Castro, the war against Vietnam, the Crime of Barbados, the earthquake that struck Peru, Africa and its struggle for independence, and daily life.

The head of the diplomatic Cuban mission in France, Orlando Requeijo, praised the Brazilian filmmaker´s work, which he qualified as "Gift of Memories" as it was called in the latest quote of Havana´s celluloid. (Prensa Latina)