Cuban Visions Program 5: Cuban Animations from 1960s to Today

A selection of short animations produced in the 1960’s by the ICAIC Animation Studios which reflect many of the early revolution’s aspirational goals: improved literacy, healthcare, housing, and food production.

This screening will debut an original program of short animations, some of which were produced in the 1960’s by the ICAIC Animation Studios. These shorts reflect many of the early revolution’s aspirations: improved literacy, healthcare, housing, and food production. The screening will also feature contemporary Cuban animations, illustrating the evolution of both the Cuban Revolution and Cuban animation from the ‘60s to present-day.

Thank you to ICAIC Animation Studios (Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos), which has generously donated some of the featured animations.

Post-Screening Conversation: The discussion will feature the program’s curators, Cuban animator Ivette Avila and Julio César Guanche Zaldívar, Law Professor, historian and former Deputy Director of the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema (Havana Film Festival). The discussion will reflect on the evolution of Cuban animation and the use of film to promote the ideals of the Revolution, while also posing relevant criticisms.


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