Cuba, Memory, and the National Art Schools

After some time away from away from Cuba, I have returned.  In spirit, that is.  You see, in recent weeks I have poured myself into my work on the World Film Locations: Havana book.  Together with my research advisor- and editor, fellow author- I have been writing, compiling essays, and designing our literary tribute to Cuban cinema. In doing so, my mind has been transported back to the bright and bustling island.  One year ago, I visited Cuba for the first time, and since then it has left a searing, warm impression on my psyche.  Its sounds, its people, its throbbing pace of life- and, indeed, its arts- are never far from my mind.  It is thus fitting to devote this blog post to the theme of memory and reminiscence as they apply to film in Cuba.

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