Cubanarama

PORTRAITS OF EL MALECON

Cubanarama

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Filmmaker Sheldon Schiffer, befriends several Havaneros whose relationship with the wall provides meaning and mental subsistence in very different ways. With a 16mm Arriflex camera of a nostalgic vintage, Schiffer invites his subjects to compose a portrait of their most meaningful view on the Malecon - one that symbolizes their station in life, both personally and politically. Each of his subjects, a poet-intellectual, a musician, two prostitutes, an aging historian, and three young students with time on their hands, each connect their personal ambitions and attitudes toward Cuba as they collaborate with the filmmaker to create a cinematic 'portrait' of the seawall, and ultimately one of themselves.

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DOCMIAMI
CUBANARAMA
Sheldon Schiffer
Cuba
Havana
Broadcast in Film
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