Cuban Visions Program 3: Economics 101
La Singular Historia de Juan sin Nada (The Unique Story of Unlucky Juan)
/ Directed by Ricardo Figueredo Oliva / 52 min. / 2016 / Documentary Feature / Spanish with English subtitles
The Unique Story of Unlucky Juan is a comprehensive, accessible examination of the particularities of the Cuban economy. Using a fictional worker named Juan as an example, the film shows how the economy affects the daily lives of ordinary citizens – and how badly it squeezes those who don't have access to hard currency.
: Director Ricardo Figueredo Oliva and other invited experts based both in the U.S. and Cuba will discuss the current state of the Cuban economy and Cuba's new constitutional reforms. Other potential panel participants include Cuban blogger (La Joven Cuba) and journalist, Harold Cárdenas.
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is a new film series presented by Full Spectrum Features, the Americas Media Initiative, and Athenaeum Theatre Productions. Cuban Visions will present the work of Cuban filmmakers to Chicago audiences, providing a unique window into both early revolutionary and contemporary Cuban society.
The series will feature a diverse range of Cuban films including animation, short fiction, and documentaries, and cover issues such as racial inequity, the Cuban economy, Cuban internationalism, Afro-Cuban identity, women’s rights, and more. Each of the six screenings will be followed by panel discussions, featuring Cuban filmmakers, producers, journalists, film critics and scholars as well as U.S.-based academics and community stakeholders. These thought-provoking and rarely seen Cuban films will challenge U.S. audience’s long-held misconceptions about past and present Cuban reality.
Cuban Visions - Full Schedule:
Program 1: Racial Inequity and Class in a Changing Cuba
Program 2: LGBTQ Politics and Gay Marriage
Program 3: Economics 101
Program 4: Emerging Women Filmmakers
Program 5: Revolutionary Aspirations: Where Are We Now?
Program 6: The Personal is Political