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Lynn Cruz

Hamletmachine (A soldier’s cry)

In Cuba, those who were born during this tumultuous period in our History, called “Special”, were known as the “Transition Generation”, and maybe the tragedy of these young people lies in the fact that this change, which began to take root in Cuba after the Berlin Wall came down and the Socialist Bloc collapsed as a result, still hasn’t ended. Continue reading

Máquina Hamlet (El lamento de un soldado)

“Generación Milenium” es un término que se utiliza en los Estados Unidos, para identificar a los nacidos en la década de los años 90, está clara la idea de que serían los primeros jóvenes del nuevo siglo. En Cuba, los que vieron la luz durante ese período convulso de nuestra historia, denominado: ”Especial”, son conocidos como: “Generación de transición” , y tal vez el drama de ellos radica en que aún no haya culminado el cambio, que comenzó a gestarse en Cuba, tras la caída del muro de Berlín y, por consiguiente, del bloque socialista. Continue reading

Darkness Falls Over Cuba after Hurricane Irma

Why is that in Miami, a city in a rich country, businesses began to close down since Wednesday so that people could get ready for the intense and dangerous hurricane and things carried on in Havana like nothing was happening? Continue reading

Oscuridad en Cuba tras el huracán Irma

¿Por qué en Miami, siendo una ciudad de un país rico, desde el miércoles todos los negocios comenzaron a cerrar para que la gente se preparara para el intenso y peligroso fenómeno y en La Habana todo continuaba como si no pasara nada? Continue reading

A Familiar Face at Cuba’s Film School

Friendly, affectionate, but also direct and straight to the point, we found Ybis Caises along the main corridor of the International School of Film and Television. Her job since 1986 consists of connecting students and employees at this center with the... Continue reading

A Visual Paradise vs. Institutional “Paradise”

The exhibition Blind Spot took place between June 3rd and 9th at the gallery belonging to the Superior Art Institute (ISA)’s Visual Arts Department, which had been organized by some students from this department. Continue reading

Un Paraíso visual vs Paradiso institucional

Del 3-9 de junio, en la galería de la Facultad de Artes Visuales del Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), tuvo lugar la exposición Blind Spot, a cargo de algunos estudiantes de esa institución. Hay un ansia de expresión más allá del momento. Se combina lo tecnológico con lo ruinoso. Continue reading

Now, reverso del agitprop

El joven cineasta Eliécer Jiménez hace una reinterpretación del clásico de la cinematografía isleña: Now (1965), de Santiago Álvarez. Ambos en Vimeo, con una duración ideal para la web. Aquí en Havana Times se puede ver los dos vídeos. Continue reading

Now, the Other Side of Agitprop

The young filmmaker Eliecer Jimenez shines a light on the different aspects and complexities of the current political landscape here in Cuba. The opposition, breakaway groups, leaders and their disagreements, in a precise editing sequence, where everyt... Continue reading

Exchange between Two Cuban Poets

In the same way that news traveled in old times, from hand to hand, Rafael Alcides received the criticism that writer Nestor Diaz de Villegas, another Cuban poet but in exile in the United States, leveled against him in a review of the documentary Nadi... Continue reading

Cuban Filmmakers and Counter-revolutionaries

As a result of the decisions recently made by Cuban cultural institutions, along with the Cuban government, to censor the films Santa y Andres by Carlos Lechuga and the documentary Nadie by Miguel Coyula, a worrying phenomenon has come about. Continue reading