The echo of the political rapprochement in December 2014 between Cuba and the United States, seen from the perspective of three families in the countryside that are torn apart by the search for economic well-being. Stories of parents, separated from their homes and children, who set out to the remote plains of Bahía, seeking their fortune in the rice business. After many years of losses, a handshake has given them back their hope.
Born in Voroschilogrado, Ukraine in 1987. He trained as a lawyer in Sociocultural studies at the Universidad Agraria de La Habana in 2009, and graduated with a specialty in Documentary Direction at the International School of Cinema and Television (EICTV) in San Antonio de los Baños (Cuba) in 2015. Recently he received the Nuevas Miradas, Nuevos Mundos Grant (2015) awarded by the Sundance Film Institute for the creation of a short documentary on the recent rapprochement between Cuba and the United States. Bahía, the chimera of rice is his first full-length documentary film and the first in which he dares to come face to face with characters who were part of his childhood in this remote location in the province of Las Tunas in the southeastern part of Cuba.
Graduated in Production from the two films schools in Cuba, the University of Arts (ISA) in 2014 and the The International School of Film and Television in San Antonio de los Baños (EICTV) in 2015. Graduated in Production from the Darcy Ribeiro School of Cinema (ECDR) in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Participated in DocuLab 7, Special Documentary Laboratory in the Guadalajara Festival in 2015. Currently involved in the program for specialization in Production and Distribution of Documentaries EURODOC 2016. He is a professor of Production and Consultant on practical exercises at the International School of Cinema in San Antonio de los Baños (EICTV), and organizer of the event Nuevas Miradas 10, an international movie production workshop.
by Victor Alexis Guerrero