Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Cuba Film Series with Diddier Santos

January 30th, 2014 - January 31st, 2014
January 30th at 5pm, January 31st at 4pm

Location
Jones Hall 100A, Greenleaf Conference Room

Join us for a film series with Diddier Santos, Cuban independent filmmaker and producer at Matraka Productions. Please RSVP to Kelly Jones at kjones2@tulane.edu.

January 30th, 5pm
Artículo 53
Artículo 53 discusses the origins and current state of journalism and the media in Cuba today. It is a documentary featuring interviews with both state officials and independent media activists in the struggle over access to information in a state that has been cut off from global communications for the last 50 years. The documentary, written, directed and produced by Diddier Santos of Matraka Productions was filmed in Cuba and edited in the United States. This new documentary has been shown at two screenings, once in Cuba and once in the United States, at the Florida International University. Mr. Santos is currently in the United States promoting Artículo 53 to bring the film to a wider audience and encourage awareness of the state of journalism in contemporary Cuba.
The documentary will last 51 minutes and will be followed by a question and answer session with Diddier Santos.

January 31st, 4pm
Ni Rojo, Ni Verde, ¡Azul!
Ni Rojo, Ni Verde, ¡Azul! is a documentary about the creation and eventual government takeover of an electronic music festival, called Rotilla. Starting as a small beach festival in 1998, participation eventually grew to over 20,000 Cubans from all across the country and provided a space for independent electronic and hip-hop musicians throughout Cuba to perform and help create art. The festival was organized autonomously from the traditional media outlets that govern Cuban culture, promoting the free exchange of ideas and artistic license. Matraka Productions successfully organized the music conference independently until 2011, when the government took over all logistics of the festival, resulting in a decline in the interest of participants and eventually a cancellation of the festival altogether.
The documentary will last 35 minutes and will be followed by a discussion with Diddier Santos, a producer at Matraka Productions and one of the core organizers of Rotilla.

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