January 14 – 22, 2016

The Americas Media Initiative (AMI) is organizing a special delegation in collaboration with Anthropologie Consulting that will focus on current trends in contemporary filmmaking in Cuba.

Film Delegation Program
This will be the first delegation that AMI has organized to Cuba. The trip will provide insight and access rarely available to U.S. visitors interested in contemporary Cuban film and its shifting landscape. Due to the close working relationship AMI has with many young filmmakers, delegates will meet one on one with independent documentary and fiction filmmakers as well as animators and program screenings of their work. We will visit the offices of independent film production houses such as 5ta Avenida and Central Productions. Participants will visit the internationally renowned International Film and Television School (EICTV) for a full day of visits with Cuban faculty and students. Participants will also have the unique opportunity to meet with the youth members of the community media project in La Conchita, outside of Pinar del Río.

Anthropologie Consulting LLC
Anthropologie Consulting, LLC does extensive work around Cuba and Cuban culture, both in the U.S. and Cuba. Anthropologie Consulting, LLC is authorized by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of the Treasury, to organize educational and cultural delegations to Cuba. Anthropologie Consulting, LLC is registered with the State of Florida as a Seller of Travel. Registration No. ST38971.

For further information: Jose Pineda, or (786) 955-6660

ImageBecause of the interest around the country that has been generated by the Tierralismo Good Earth Film Tour we are now considering doing a second tour at the end of October, 2015. If this is of interest please write to us here

Burlington Free Press, 4/29/15 
Cuban farmer sows, harvests fresh ideas in VT  
Joel Banner Baird

ImageAMI Director, Alex Halkin, Isis Salcines of the Organoponico in Alamar and Margarita Fernandez of the Vermont Caribbean Institute talk with radio host, Mark Johnson.

Isis Salcines from the Organoponico Alamar talking with Chris Bolden-Newsome from Bartram Community Farm in Philadelphia during our Tierralismo Good Earth Film Tour.

APRIL 13 - MAY 7, 2015

The Tierralismo Good Earth Film Tour will include screenings of the recently released documentary, Tierralismo: Stories from a Cooperative Farm. Part of the AMI Cuba catalogue, Tierralismo is about the history and practices of one of Cuba’s most successful urban farms, the Organoponico Vivero Alamar (Alamar Organic Cooperative). Tierralismo, introduces viewers to everyone from agronomists and senior management to workers who plant, plow, and propagate. What began as a necessity - farming without pesticides and chemical fertilizers - has become a source of pride to coop members. The film shows how they fertilize with compost and cow manure, raise their own insects for biological pest control, and have even created a fully biodegradable alternative to the plastic bag for use with seedlings.
The filmmaker, Alejandro Ramirez, and one of the co-founders of the Organoponico, Isis Salcines, will accompany the tour, creating a dynamic forum to share knowledge and create learning opportunities on film and food security, and the people who are driving both movements in Cuba and the U.S. Alexandra Halkin, Director of AMI will accompany the Cuban visitors on the tour.  Click here for more info.
April 14, Bloomfield College, New Jersey
CHICAGO, April 16 - 18
Organized by Growing Home
April 17, 1pm, Growing Home's Wood St. Urban Farm
DETROIT, April 19 - 20
Organized by the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network
April 19, 4 - 8 pm, Considine Center, 8904 Woodward Avenue
PHILADELPHIA, April 21 - 24
April 21, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Bryn Mawr College, Thomas Hall 110 
April 22, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, West Kensington Ministries, 2140 N. Hancock St., Sponsored by Norris Square Neighborhood Project
Organized by AMI and the Vermont Carribean Institute
May 2, 7 - 9 pm, Mainstreet Landing, Burlington waterfront
May 3, 5 - 7 pm, Plainfield Opera House, Plainfield, VT
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