Generación Online Screening and Discussion with Marco Castillo, Katherine Bisquet, and Hamlet Lavastida
USFCAM presents an online screening of Cuban artist Marco Castillo’s short film Generación (2019), which laments the loss of multiple generations of cultural voices through the actions of the Cuban government. The screening will be followed by a conversation with Castillo and exiled Cuban artists and activists Katherine Bisquet and Hamlet Lavastida. The conversation addressing the current context for artists in Cuba will be moderated by USFCAM Curator-at-Large Christian Viveros-Fauné.
USFCAM has showcased Cuban art and artists for more than three decades. The criminalization of free speech in Cuba requires our attention to the plight of these artists and others who are working presently to open up society in Cuba. According to organizations like Amnesty International, PEN America, and Human Rights Watch, the Cuban government continues to commit systematic human rights abuses against artists, journalists, writers, musicians, and others. Expressing views that run contrary to those held by the Cuban government has become punishable by law and a prison-worthy offence.
For complete information about the film, discussion, and participants, please visit https://bit.ly/GeneracionScreening. Generación will be available for viewing online from 10am (EST) November 11 through 10pm (EST) November 18, 2021.