Cuban State Security and Police Prevent Screening of Independent Film in Havana
Cuban State Security and Police Prevent Screening of Independent Film in
Statement from Miguel Coyula and Lynn Cruz
15 April 2017, 8:00 PM, Havana: Cuban State Security and Police blocked
the street leading to the Gallery El Circulo in Havana in order to
prevent the audience from attending the screening of Miguel Coyula’s
independent film Nadie, which depicts the story of the Cuban Revolution
through the eyes of Cuban Poet Rafael Alcides. On January 29th the film
won the Best Documentary award during its world Premiere at the Global
Film Festival in Santo Domingo.
We were asked for our IDs, then crossed checked them with a list they
had and proceeded to tell us we were not allowed to enter the block. We
asked for the reason and they said it was confidential.
Later we found that over 40 people were turned back as well. We denounce
censorship in its full scale, as it is the role of artists to create,
exhibit and defend their creation. It’s important for any independent
filmmaker to express not only on the screen, but also in life, since
life inevitably is reflected in art.
Miguel Coyula (director) and Lynn Cruz (actress)
Source: Cuban State Security and Police Prevent Screening of Independent
Film in Havana – Translating Cuba –