CFF: They Call Me Cuba + Seeking Chano Pozo



St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Thu, Apr 5, 2018 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$8.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$6.00
Film Info
Original Title:Me Dicen Cuba
Buscando a Chano Pozo
Program:Cuban Film Festival
Runtime:78 min
English subtitles


They Call Me Cuba

Director: Pablo Massip  |  Year: 2016  |  Runtime: 51 min

Me Dicen Cuba is a documentary that reflects the thinking of part of the Cuban musical forefront of the times, on universal values such as homeland, the family, music, love, friendship, heroism, and peace. “Of all the arts, the only one that doesn’t exist is music. Music doesn’t exist. It only exists in the minds and imaginations of men and women. Music begins where words end.” It is with these words that the master musician and composer Sergio Vitier begins the narration of They Call Me Cuba, a documentary film that explores the unique experience and outlook of prominent musicians in Cuba today on subjects of universal concern such as, music, peace, love, friendship, family, community, and nation. Featuring more than 70 musicians, including Alexander Abreu of Havana D’Primera, Juan Fortell of Los Van Van, Digna Guerra, Sergio Vitier, Vicente Feliú, Tanmy López, Yadira Estruch, the Buena Fe duet, Héctor Gutierrez, Silvio Rodriguez, and many others.

Seeking Chano Pozo

Director: Rebecca Chavez  |  Year: 1987  |  Runtime: 27 min

In this documentary the myth of Chano Pozo is presented in all its glory. An Abakuá, and a native of a tenement building, the cocky, boastful dancer, rumba virtuoso was worshiped in Havana. The archetypal Pozo expressed his Maroon heritage through his mastery of rhythm and the mystical language of the drums.


The Minnesota Cuba Committee, in partnership with the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul and the Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC), presents the 9th edition of the Minnesota Cuban Film Festival, screening on six consecutive Thursdays at the St. Anthony Main Theater in Minneapolis beginning on March 1 and closing on April 5.