About

An immersive experience that manifests both the material world and the spiritual world, this intimate and energetic documentary courses through normal island life and into an experiential eyewitness of the religious celebration of Bembé. Encompassing elements of Christianity and the African Yoruba, Bembé is a Cuban tradition when family, friends, and neighbors take part in a celebration that can last up to seven days, wherein the souls of dead slaves come to Earth.

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YEAR 2019

CATEGORY New Frontier Exhibitions

COUNTRY Cuba

RUN TIME 14 min

LANGUAGE Spanish/Creole

SUBTITLES Yes with English subtitles

COMPANY NEWMENstudio

WEBSITE http://www.newmenstudio.visura.co

EMAIL newmenvrstudio@gmail.com

PHONE +5358174566

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Artist Bio

Marcos Louit

A founder of NEWMENstudio, Marcos Louit holds degrees from New York Film Academy, New York/California 2015; Nuevas Miradas Lab at Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV San Antonio de los Baños in collaboration with Sundance Institute, Cuba 2015; and Instituto Superior de Diseño Industrial, industrial design bachelor's degree, Cuba 2004.


Patricia Díaz

A founder of NEWMENstudio, Patricia Díaz holds degrees from University of Colorado Denver, nonprofit management 2018; University of Delaware, English as a second language; and Universidad de La Habana, art history. She has participated in visual art and audiovisual projects like Cambio campaign produced by WWF and EU, Instalaciones Fortuitas project at Fábrica de Arte Cubano, and collaborations with Museo de las Americas in Denver.