Documentary About Cuban Women, One of the Most Viewed in Argentina

Buenos Aires, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The documentary Cubanas, mujeres en Revolucion, (”Cuban Women in Revolution”), produced by the Argentine communicational portal Resumen Latinoamericano, was one of the most viewed films this week in Buenos Aires since its premiere on July 27.

According to the website Ultracine, the work of photographer and journalist Maria Torellas is one of the five most viewed in recent days and is one thousand viewers below the highly promoted Animal, starring the popular actor Guillermo Francella.

‘Cubanas…’ has sold out for several days at the Gaumont cinema where it is being shown until August 8, according to a Latin American Briefing note, which thanks all those who have already seen it.

Through more than a dozen interviews, Torellas portrays Cuban women from their role in the 1959 revolutionary process led by Fidel Castro and his main heroines.

From the clandestinity, in the revolutionary war, occupying roles of importance, but especially the woman of today, those born in Revolution, stresses its creator who highlights with this work wanted to publicize the beautiful work of Cuba outside the country.

Torellas travelled to the island in May 2017 to carry out this project, which has been under way for months and was supported by the team of Resumen Latinoamericano en Cuba and edited by Monica Simoncini.

Great heroines of the Revolution such as Celia Sanchez, Haydee Santamaria, Vilma Espin, Melba Hernandez, even those faces born from the heat of the revolutionary triumph which forever changed the history of that Caribbean nation are captured in the film, which transports the spectator to that Cuba of today, to its women, to those of before, to the young women who follow the revolutionary legacy.

The voices of Sadaise Arencibia, principal dancer of the National Ballet, the painter Zayda del Río and Zuleika Romay, president of the Cuban Book Institute, a scientist, a young medical student, a long-lived lady of the so-called grandparents’ circles who sends a message to the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, are immortalized in this work.

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