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FÉ / FAITH

FÉ / FAITH
2015
11:35 min

SAM DIDONATO (USA)
ZARA JULIUS (RSA)
BEATRICE PIGNATELLI (UK)

FÉ is an exploration of the ways religious faith in Cuba is bound up in matters of physical health, and the faith people have in the remittances they receive from family members who have left the island. This film was produced as part of a workshop at Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, which required participants to research, produce, film, and edit a documentary sketch in Old Town Havana in a week. FÉ functions as a filmic proposition, rather than a complete documentary short. Filming took place during the ‘Cuban thaw’, a period of warming Cuba-United States relations between December 2014 and November 2017.