Viva El Vedado

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Showings

Ticket Prices
General Public:$9.00
Members:$7.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$6.00
Film Info
Original Title:Viva El Vedado
Program:Cuban Film Festival
Tags:Documentary
Release Year:2019
Runtime:71 min
Country/Region:Cuba
USA
Language:English
Spanish
Website:Official Website
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7HudqhD2Tk
Cast/Crew
Director:Stanley J. Staniski
Producer:Mary Patricia Wilkie Ebrahimi
Cinematographer:Stanley J. Staniski

Description

Viva El Vedado presents the history of the Havana neighborhood of El Vedado from the last quarter of the 19th century through the Cuban Revolution and highlights its varied and outstanding architecture. Known as a cultural center of Havana, Vedado is particularly notable for its unique collection of Cuban architecture of the 20th century. Viva El Vedado was made over two-and-a-half years by cinematographer and director Stanley Staniski and producer Mary Wilkie Ebrahimi who lived in El Vedado before the Revolution. The documentary features interviews with architectural historian Eduardo Luis Rodríguez and urban planner Secundino Fernández as well as with Gustavo López González, assistant director of the National Museum of Decorative Arts, located in El Vedado. The film’s goal is to introduce its audiences to the neighborhood’s remarkable architecture, its vibrant life, and the need for preserving Vedado as part of Havana’s heritage. It is a glimpse beyond tourist fantasies and stereotypes, a rare view of one of Havana’s most important neighborhoods.