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Cine de Cuba: Post-Revolution ("Década de Oro" to present)

by Maximilian XXI
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Before 1959, there had only been an estimated 80 films produced in Cuba.
Following the Revolution of 1959, the new government founded the Dirección de Cultura del Ejercito Rebelde. The influential documentaries LA VIVIENDA and ESTA TIERRA NUESTRA were key components in the introduction of the Instituto Cubano del Arte y la Industria Cinematográficos, which came up with a definition of “film”:

“the most powerful and provocative form of artistic expression, and the most direct and widespread vehicle for education and bringing ideas to the public.”

Alfredo Guevara headed the ICAIC until 1980, which...

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