Redefining Cuban Film and the Imagined Community: A Close-up on Nuevo realizador Aram Vidal
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.
Delaware Review of Latin American Studies
Farrell, Michelle, "Redefining Cuban Film and the Imagined Community: A Close-up on Nuevo realizador Aram Vidal" (2014). Modern Languages & Literature Faculty Publications. 22.
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.
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