Cuban Cinema: Crisis or Transition

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2013 was a sanguine year for Cuba’s film industry. 4 years after the institution’s 50th anniversary in 2009, a year in which the number of films produced reached its highest level since 1990, Cuban national cinema finds itself in a very difficult period of change and uncertainty about its future, that some critics have called a crisis and others a transition. As Cuban writer and film critic Juan Antonio García Borrero (2013:16) points out, the filmmakers stated that the ICAIC should no longer be the sole arbiter and representative of Cuban cinema in a changing world. How does Cuba now negotiate the cultural tightrope that is the logic of cultural domination in a changing audiovisual landscape of digital production and flash drive distribution?
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 08 Sept 2016
EventCuba Research Forum: Annual Conference - University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Duration: 06 Sept 201608 Sept 2016


ConferenceCuba Research Forum
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Period06 Sept 201608 Sept 2016
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  • Cuba
  • Cinema
  • Culture


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