restricted access Poor Cinema Manifesto (Cuba, 2004)

Founded by filmmaker Humberto Solás (1941–2008), the Cine pobre festival championed films made for less than $300,000. The Cine pobre manifesto provides a link back to the radical Latin American models of filmmaking that emerged in the 1960s and to the kind of “Poor Cinema” argued for by Colin McArthur in regard to Scotland (see McArthur, “In Praise of a Poor Cinema,” in chap. 2 of this volume). This manifesto also proclaims the intrinsic value of the changes in production and access brought on by the advent of digital technology.