Due to the U.S. imposed embargo, many Cuban films are largely unknown to American viewing audiences. Professor Gustavo Arcos of the Higher Institute of Art brings his knowledge of Cuban cinema and culture to the Dickinson campus this week. He will present Ernesto Daranas’ film Conducta this Wednessday, which has rarely been seen outside of film festival circuits. He will also share student films from the two major film schools in Havana and San Antonio de los Baños. His talk on Friday addresses Cuba’s contemporary moment and how audiovisual media and Internet access impact changes in civil society.
Wednesday, April 26/ Althouse 106
4:30-5:15pm Prof. Arcos Lecture – CUBA: Dynamics, Challenges, and Perspectives of a Society in Transition
6:00-7:50pm screening of film Conducta, followed by Q & A.
Friday, April 28/ Althouse 106
4:00-5:00pm Lecture by Gustavo Arcos – CUBA ONLINE. . . . But Where To?
Film in Spanish with English subtitles and lecture in Spanish with live English interpretation