A Film by Florian Zeyfang‭ ‬/‭ ‬Lisa Schmidt-Colinet‭ ‬/‭ ‬Alexander Schmoeger

The Cuban pavilion appeared like a lunar module in the area of the world exhibition EXPO `67 in Montreal. The reusable architecture, conceived by Vittorio Garatti, Sergio Baroni und Hugo D'Acosta, was intended to convey the achievements of the revolution. Confronting the lack of means of production, and of products in the young republic, the decision was made to develop the pavilion as a “projection machine” for new movies: The Cuban film world was thriving with enthusiasm after the revolution.

The pavilion, designed to be transportable, was demounted at the end of the Expo, but never brought back to Cuba, as originally intended. The parts keep missing. This 25-minute long documentary includes archival material and an interview with Vittorio Garatti.

Camera: Florian Zeyfang, Lisa Schmidt-Colinet, Alexander Schmoeger
Archive images
Interview with Lohania Arruca and others
Text: Florian Zeyfang, Lisa Schmidt-Colinet, Alexander Schmoeger
Montage:‭ ‬Florian Zeyfang
Digital Mastering:‭ ‬Christoph Manz