A short 1962 black & white gem by Cuban director Humberto Solás, with Hector Veita, about creating the Escuelas Nacionales de Arte (National Schools of Art) during the euphoric period after the victory of the Cuban Revolution. These art schools are the most outstanding architectural achievement of the Cuban Revolution. But for many years, and up to recently, stood abandoned, consumed by the jungle, outside the western suburbs of Havana. For more about the story of the schools see http://www.revolutionofforms.com.
Solás' remarkable, taut, little film nevertheless captures the spirit of utopian optimism that characterized the early years of the Revolution.
Jorge Haydu - Photography
Gustavo Maynulet - Camera
Nicolas Guillen - Script
Bertina Acevedo - Narration
Humberto Solás, Hector Veita - Directors
Paolo Gasparini - Thumbnail Photo