Director: HUBERT SAUPER
This is an immersive and metaphorical portrait of post-colonial, "utopian" Cuba, where the 1898 explosion of the USS Maine still resonates. This Big Bang ended Spanish colonial dominance in the Americas and ushered in the era of the American Empire. At the same time and place, a powerful tool of conquest was born: cinema as propaganda. The authors explore a century of interventionism and myth-making together with the extraordinary people of Havana to interrogate time, imperialism and cinema itself.
Hubert Sauper was born in 1966 in Kitzbühel, Austria. He studied film directing in Vienna and Paris. His socio-political and poetic films have won over 50 major international prizes, among them the awards at Venice Film Festival, Berlinale, NY. «César», Austrian and European Academy Award winner. Nominated for an Osar for «Darwin’s Nightmare» (2004), winner of Sundance documentary competition for was nominated for «We Come as Friends» (2014).
KGP Kranzelbinder Gabriele Production,
Little Magnet Films
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