Cuban Visions: Emerging Women Filmmakers In Cuba
Cuban Visions, a bi-monthly film series in Chicago, runs through November 2019. Presented by Americas Media Initiative (AMI) and Full Spectrum Features, the film expo introduces Chicago moviegoers to scarcely-seen works from Cuban filmmakers. The series’ fourth showing focuses on emerging women filmmakers in Cuba. Joining us to discuss is Zaira Zarza. A filmmaker from Cuba, she is founder and coordinator of Roots and Routes: Cuban Cinemas of the Diaspora in the 21st Century, a platform for the promotion and study of film and media works by young Cuban artists who live off the island. She is also director of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Film Festival. Also in conversation with Zarza is documentary filmmaker Alexandra Halkin, director of AMI and curator of the “Cuban Visions” series.