Persona (Person), 2014. Directed by Eliecer Jimenez Almeida. Cuba/Panama. 27″
The second series of The Documentary Dock presents award-winning film Persona (Person) (2014), a 27-minute documentary directed by Cuban-American filmmaker and artist Eliecer Jiménez Almeida. Starting on Friday, July 24th, at 6:00 pm, the film was available for streaming through Sunday, August 2nd. Below is the accompanying conversation between Jiménez Almeida and the Museum’s Chief Curator Yuneikys Villalonga.
On the Film:
Persona (Person), 2014. Cuba/Panama.
A disabled old man; an absent son; an ex-convict Catholic gravedigger who yearns for forgiveness; a mother suffering the loss of her son, who went missing at sea while trying to reach the US; a writer who feels smothered by a totalitarian regime, self-exiled at home in an act of cultural resistance. Five entities, five individual stories linked only by the human condition. Everything happens on a regular day, when five people without an official social voice speak out about their lives.
Directed by Eliecer Jiménez Almeida.
Duration: 27 min.