Presented by Luis Duno-Gottberg, Rice University

This selection of independent Cuban video work, created over the past few years, includes documentary, fiction, and animation projects. Working with minimal budgets and scarce means of support, determined contemporary filmmakers touch on social, political, and cultural themes.

About the speaker
Department chair and associate professor of Caribbean and film studies at Rice University, Luis Duno-Gottberg taught at Universidad Simón Bolivar in Caracas, and at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, where he was director of Caribbean and Latin American studies. He specializes in 19th- and 20th-century Caribbean culture, with emphasis on race, ethnicity, politics, and violence. His current research, Dangerous People: Hegemony, Representation, and Culture in Contemporary Venezuela, explores the relationship between popular mobilization, radical politics, and culture. He is completing a translation and annotated edition of Estela (1853), the first Haitian novel.

The Freed Lecture series is made possible by endowment income from the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation.

Various directors
Spanish with English subtitles
Running Time
90 minutes
Digital, Color