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From world-renowned filmmaker Hubert Sauper - director of Sundance winner WE COME AS FRIENDS and the Oscar-nominated DARWIN'S NIGHTMARE - comes EPICENTRO, an immersive and metaphorical portrait of post-colonial, "utopian" Cuba, where the 1898 explosion of the USS Maine still resonates. This Big Bang ended Spanish colonial dominance in the Americas and ushered in the era of the American Empire. At the same time and place, a powerful tool of conquest was born: cinema as propaganda. In EPICENTRO, Sauper explores a century of interventionism and myth-making together with the extraordinary people of Havana - particularly its children, who he calls "young prophets" - to interrogate time, imperialism and cinema itself.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    109 min
  • Language
    English and Spanish with English subtitles
  • Country
    Cuba
  • Premiere
    Winner: Grand Prize, World Documentary – Sundance Film Festival
  • Rating
    Not Rated
  • Director
    Hubert Sauper
  • Producer
    Martin Marquet, Daniel Marquet, Gabriele Kranzelbinder, Paolo Calamita
  • Executive Producer
    Dan Cogan, Michael Donaldson
  • Co-Producer
    Jenny Raskin, Agnes Mentre
  • Cast
    Leonelis Arango Salas, Annielys Pelladito Zaldivar, Yorlenis David de la Cruz Leyva
  • Editor
    Yves Deschamps, Hubert Sauper
  • Sound Design
    Karim Weth
  • Music
    Zsuzsanna Varkonyi Maximilian 'Twig' Turnbull