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31 Ratings

I Am Cuba, the Siberian Mammoth

Soy Cuba, O Mamute Siberiano

Directed by Vicente Ferraz
Brazil, 2004


This film examines the creation and exhibition of the propaganda film I Am Cuba, a Soviet/Cuban collaboration unknown in the West until the 1990s.

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I Am Cuba, the Siberian Mammoth Directed by Vicente Ferraz

Critics reviews

It remains an implied rebuke to the auteur-based model of art cinema that’s ruled the West since the 60s. Everyone Ferraz interviewed describes it as a collaborative venture—one can’t credit its virtuosity, style, or content simply to director Mikhail Kalatozov or cinematographer Sergei Urusevsky or writers Yevgeny Yevtushenko and Enrique Pineda Barnet, as Western critics are wont to do.
April 01, 2005
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