Cuba national film institute ICAIC is producing and coordinating a first-ever Cuban Women Filmmakers Showcase in three U.S. cities this month — Los Angeles (March 6-12), New York (March 13-17) and Miami (March 18-25) — in conjunction with Women in Film, AMPAS and other orgs.
Marina Ochoa, who heads the Cuban Women Filmmakers Mediatheque, and is among the four Cuban talents featured in the tri-city showcase, says that given ICAIC’s limited resources in a male-dominated industry, Cuba’s women filmmakers disproportionately struggle for recognition. Others in the showcase are Afro-Cuban docu filmmaker Gloria Rolando, helmer Milena Almira and thesp Claudia Rojas.
“Creating this showcase allows for the exploration and expression of multicultural viewpoints,” says WIF Intl. Committee co-chair Ruby Lopez.
— Anna Marie de la Fuente