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Redefining Cuban Film and the Imagined Community: A Close-up on Nuevo realizador Aram Vidal
Delaware Review of Latin American Studies
  • Michelle Farrell, Fairfield University
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Article
Publication Date
1-1-2014
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.
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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.
Citation Information
Michelle Farrell. "Redefining Cuban Film and the Imagined Community: A Close-up on Nuevo realizador Aram Vidal" Delaware Review of Latin American Studies Vol. 15 Iss. 2 (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michelle_farrell/1/