Title

Redefining Cuban Film and the Imagined Community: A Close-up on Nuevo realizador Aram Vidal

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Abstract

With the introduction of inexpensive and digital filmmaking alternatives a young generation of Cuban filmmakers is creating a distance from the centralized state ICAIC using non-theatrical distribution, and digital technology to change the audiovisual landscape. I explore how young filmmaker Aram Vidal has added another dimension to this generation creating critical films on Cuban identity and its diaspora from within Cuba and abroad. I argue that through films like Vidal’s this generation is re-defining what Anderson calls Cuba’s imaginary community to include a more fluid definition of Cuban identity, while also challenging the definition of film and the audiovisual field.

Comments

Copyright 2014 University of Delaware

Publication Title

Delaware Review of Latin American Studies

Published Citation

Farrell, Michelle Leigh. "Redefining Cuban Film and the Imagined Community: A Close-up on Nuevo realizador Aram Vidal." Delaware Review of Latin American Studies.15.2 (2014). 52-53. Print.