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On Location in Cuba: Street Filmmaking during Times of Transition

Ann Marie Stock


The 1990s were a time of dramatic transformation for Cuba. With the collapse of its Cold War relationship with the Soviet Union, the island nation plummeted into an era of scarcity and uncertainty known as the Special Period, a time from which it emerged only slowly in the new century. This book views these pivotal decades through the lens of cinema. Hundreds of interviews and conversations were carried out in Cuba to examine individual artists' lives and creative output—including film, video, and audiovisual art. The book explores the impact of the Cold War's end, the economic crisis that ens ... More

Keywords: Cuba, Cold War, scarcity, Special Period, cinema, economic crisis, Street Filmmaking, Cuban identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780807832691
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807894194_stock


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ann Marie Stock, author