Cuba / United States 2011, 86 min, English and Spanish, Hebrew & English subtitles
In 1961 Fidel Castro and Che Guevara were photographed playing golf on the lawn of an elite pre-revolution club. Castro announced that the site would be allocated for the construction of a national school for the arts. Three young architects were invited to design an ambitious project expressing a future of equality and tolerance in the new Cuba. Contemporary interviews with the architects and archive material reconstruct the revolutionary spirit that set the project as well as the political reality which ended it abruptly. The film describes a moment in history when the encounter between innovative architectural aesthetics and radical politics created grandiose dreams which ended in tragic neglect and oppression. Today, the government invites the architects once more – to complete the task.
Production Company: Ajna Films & The Room, Inc.
Editing: Kristen Nutile, Alex Minnick
Cinematography: Benjamin Murray
Music: Giancarlo Vulcano
Print Source: Alysa Nahmias (email@example.com)Director CV
- Thu 10/5 12:00, Cinemateque 3
- Fri 11/5 10:00, Tel Aviv Museum
Benjamin Murray started his post production company, The Room, in 2010 and currently partners with Technicolor through two Flame Premium suites.