Repainting Cuba

2009, documentary, 10 min

Repainting Cuba takes a critical look at communist Cuba, where both the facades and the aging regime were given a coating of colorful paint in connection with the 50 year anniversary of the revolution. Two young Cubans under house arrest talk about being imprisoned for dealing with foreign tourists in a society where gossip and backstabbing is endemic, and where the heavy varnish can’t conceal the cracks.

Directors; RåFILM filmmakers collective


Imagenes del Sur, Oct 2009, Malmö, Sweden

Uppsala Int. Short FF in National Competition, Oct 2009, Uppsala, Sweden (in competition)

Up-And Coming Int. FF in International Competition Oct 2009, Hannover, Germany (in competition)

CPH:DOX, Nov 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark

Jihlava IDFF, Nov 2009, Czech Republic (in competition)

Watch Docs IDFF, Dec 2009, Warsaw, Poland (in competition)

Movies that Matters, March 2010, The Hague (in competition)

San Sebastián Human Rights Film Festival, April 2010 (in competition)

Curtocircuito, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, May 2010 (in competition)

Huesca Int. FF, Spain, June 2010 (in competition)

Watch Docs touring festival, various cities in Poland, 2010

Addis International Film Festival, June 2011, , Ethiopia

+ Svensk Kortfilm c/o Folkets Bio, 2010, shortfilms in cinema theaters around Sweden