The Cuba Media Project

The Americas Media Initiative provides an opportunity for independent Cuban filmmakers to showcase their work in the United States. Their films provide intimate snapshots of the people of Cuba and the rich texture of daily life there.

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The Cuba Media Project includes the following titles:

A Bridge Over the River - imageA Bridge Over the River

Profiles Lency, a man who lives in Cuba's central mountains who has a creative solution to all of life's daily problems there.

Icarus Films | 2009 | 30 minutes
Elena - imageElena

Follows several residents in the 'Elena' building, located in Central Havana, over a three-year period.

Icarus Films | 2012 | 43 minutes | 8-12, COLLEGE, ADULT
Major Leagues? - imageMajor Leagues?

Profiles members of the Cuban National women's baseball team, who pursue their passion in a society filled with machismo and prejudice.

Icarus Films | 2008 | 27 minutes | 8-12, College, Adult
Masks - imageMasks

In the macho world of Cuban culture, Margot and Roxana stand out-they are two of the country's best-known drag queens.

Icarus Films | 2014 | 35 minutes
The Singular Story of Unlucky Juan - imageThe Singular Story of Unlucky Juan

THE SINGULAR STORY OF UNLUCKY JUAN is a comprehensive, accessible examination of the particularities of the Cuban economy.

Icarus Films | 2016 | 52 minutes
Tierralismo - imageTierralismo

An in-depth portrait of a Cuban agricultural collective that has drawn international acclaim for its sustainable practices.

Icarus Films | 2013 | 49 minutes | 8-12, COLLEGE, ADULT
Zone of Silence - imageZone of Silence

Five Cuban intellectuals discuss censorship as a historical, political and social phenomenon.

Icarus Films | 2007 | 40 minutes | 8-12, COLLEGE, ADULT

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