Return to Cuba: In the footsteps of walker evans

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Five world-renowned photographers travel to Cuba just weeks before the historic U.S.-Cuba reconciliation in 2014. Retracing the footsteps of legendary photographer Walker Evans, they reinvent his iconic 1930s images at a new historical tipping point. Director Ross McDermott intertwines Evans’s pre-Castro Cuba with the busy streets of Havana and the countryside of Viñales. From the quick yet studied street-style photography of Sam Abell to the uncommon camera-obscura practices of Abelardo Morell, these master photographers reinterpret Cuba for the 21st century. This colorful documentary brings together five unique visions of Cuba’s complex and transforming cultural landscape.


Director - Ross McDermott
Executive Producer - Skip Klein
Motion Graphics and Art - Dimitri Salonikios
Sound Engineering - Abel Okugawa  


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News & Updates

 
 

August, 2016 - We are happy to announce the film's premiere at the 2016 Camden International Film Festival in beautiful Camden, Maine, Sept. 15th-18th.  We're very excited to be amongst many great films and share 'Return to Cuba' with a public audience.  www.pointsnorthinstitute.org/ciff      

"OVER THE YEARS PICTURES OF CUBA HAVE BOTH REVEALED AND OBFUSCATED, IGNORED SOCIAL CALAMITY AND CHALLENGED IT, FOUND MEANING IN SHAMELESS BEAUTY AND BEAUTY IN SHAMEFUL MEANING."               - ROBERTO ARMENGOL


The Photographers

Filmmakers

Return to Cuba: In the Footsteps of Walker Evans is born out of a project formed in 2014 by photographer, Skip Klein.  While the film focuses on five photographers from the group, the "Cuban Footsteps" project gathered more than 20 photographers--amateurs and professionals, Cubans and Americans--to reinterpret and rediscover Evans' Cuba work from 1933.  

The full photographic results of the project can be found on CubanFootsteps.com

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