March 3, 2017
7pm Loria Center Auditorium, room 250, 190 York St., New Haven, CT 06511
BARRIO CUBA (The Cuba Neighborhood) / Cuba-España / 2005 / dir. Humberto Solás
Magali, Ignacio, Vivian, Miguelito and Santo: the leading characters of Barrio Cuba are all human beings striving for a little happiness in Havana. They live life to its fullest, propelling themselves over and over against an uncertain fate, searching for a way out. The harsh reality of the barrio contests them, but they never lose the hope of a better future, of regaining a lost love, or finding a new one, of improving themselves. Barrio Cuba is also the portrait of a country and a moment when preserving dignity becomes a hard task, but they keep on trying. Audience Award Havana Film Festival, Special Mention for the actress Broselianda Hernández Providence Film Festival.
Q & A with Carlos Barba Salva following the screening. CARLOS BARBA SALVA is a prizewinning Cuban filmmaker. He has made many documentary films, notably Humberto (2014), Día de Muertos (2010), and Canción para Rachel (2007). He was Assistant Director to Humberto Solás for the making of Barrio Cuba (2005) and also participated in the making of Miel para Oshún (2001). Carlos is presently working on a new film, La Virgen de la Caridad with veteran filmmaker Enrique Pineda Barnet. He has written extensively on Cuban film for several Cuban literary and cultural magazines, especially for Revista Cine Cubano/Ediciones ICAIC.
Films: Spanish Language