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Suite Habana (2003)-CANCELLED

FEB 20, 2004



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


February 20, 2004




Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies


A documentary written and directed by Fernando PĂ©rez.

Dawn breaks in La Habana, and as the day advances we follow the simple lives of ten ordinary Cubans, with only sounds and images accompanied by music.

“An extraordinary documentary filmed with fiction cinema techniques captures the essence of hard life in contemporary Havana, showing a day in a life of several real people from a ten-year old Down Syndrome child to a 79 year-old retired lady who sells peanuts in the street in order to make a better way of living. No dialogue. Superb use of sound and image, although filmed in video and later expanded in 35 mm. A true work of art.” (Mario Naito).

The film will be introduced by Prof. Jerry Carlson (City College and CUNY TV, City University of New York)

The film is 80 minutes long. Free admission. Seats are limited and reservation is required. To reserve a seat, please email