Director:
Country:
Austria, France
Genres:
Feature Documentary
Producer:
Language:
Spanish
Length:
108 min
Writer:
Hubert Sauper
Year:
2020

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.

World Cinema – Documentary Grand Jury Prize winner at Sundance Film Festival

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