Abstract

Abstract:

Renowned Cuban filmmaker Fernando Pérez's films are known for capturing the pulse of street-level life in Havana. Produced independently of the Cuban Film Institute, La pared de las palabras (The Wall of Words) (2014) expresses the im/possibilities and necessity of communication in precarity. The lyrical, gritty feature depicts multiple practices of being and interdependence in conditions of vulnerability. The Berlin Wall ciphers impoverished interaction and stasis as impediments that in turn engender situational privation and limit human potential and engagement. Valorizing change, La pared deploys the Berlin Wall to speak about straitened conditions in the Heimat of Cuba and by extension in society today.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1911-026X
Print ISSN
0037-1939
Pages
pp. 456-474
Launched on MUSE
2018-11-27
Open Access
No
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