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"The Sugar Curtain" (El telón de azúcar)

JUL 22, 2010 | 4:26 PM



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July 22, 2010: 4:26 PM




Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies


The second screening in the Bildner Center / Cuba Project's Cuban Film Series, Summer 2010 is The Sugar Curtain (El telón de azúcar). Please register for the showing as space is limited. 



The Sugar Curtain is an autobiographical documentary that portrays the “golden years” of the Cuban Revolution through the eyes of the filmmaker and her former classmates, who grew up during the 1970’s and 80’s. The film recounts this generation’s childhood and explores what happened later when the socialist regimes of Eastern Europe ceased to exist and Cuba’s economy collapsed. With clear and sensitive language, the film is a deep-rooted collective autobiography, from the intimacy of everyday life of this generation of Cubans. Winner of the Havana Film Festival, Latin American Film Festival, San Sebastian International Film Festival, and other awards.