CURRENT FILMMAKER TOURS
Cuban Filmmaker Marcelo Martín to Tour US. Nov. 5-11, 2014
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URBN Center Screening Room 349
Email: inclusion (at) drexel.edu
New York City Dates
Friday, Nov. 7. 6pm
20 Jay Street, Suite 940
Maysles Documentary Center
343 Lenox Avenue/
Malcolm X Blvd
New York University
The Center for Media,Culture, and History
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center
53 Washington Square South
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue.
This is AMI'S fifth US Cuban filmmaker tour. These tours have traveled to 33 college campuses and presented to over 2,000 college students and faculty. In the fall of 2013, AMI brought filmmaker Marilyn Solaya, with her film In the Wrong Body, on a tour of nine universities. AMI's current tour will be screening Mr. Martín's most recent documentary, ELENA.
(Spanish with English subtitles)
Since 1988, following a decision by the government to demolish the bathrooms and kitchens of a wing of the building Elena, the inhabitants still await the repairs.
These tenants of Elena are experiencing an alarming deterioration of their property along with the social degradation that has affected their daily life. Threatened by an imminent collapse of their building these residents are also victims of endless broken promised by the government. Some await a miracle while others have adapted to coexist with misery, where even death doesn’t scare them anymore. Elena is just one example among thousands of buildings in Havana in similar conditions.
Script and Direction: MARCELO MARTÍN
Production: MARCELO MARTÍN / VICENTE SENDRA
Editing: DANIEL DIEZ, Jr.
Camera: MARCELO MARTÍN / DANIEL DIEZ, Jr.
Investigation: MAYELÍN NÚÑEZ
Soundtrack: ESTEBAN VÁZQUEZ
Original Music: DARIAN CABANELAS
Produced by: ABARCA FILMS / ORPROSEN INC