In the climate of change in today’s Cuba, three forgotten veterans of the Angolan War are reluctant to abandon the revolutionary spirit which brought them together as comrades. Marching to the top of the mountains, they continue to train, dressed in their old uniforms, just as they did over thirty years ago. Day after day, they take part in this ritual, as they attempt to return to a time when they felt young, strong and respected. They are the last Samurai of the Cuban Revolution.
Feature (75mins) Documentary | Spain
Irene Gutierrez is a filmmaker from Ceuta, a Spanish city located in Northern Africa. She earned a BA in documentary from the International Film School of San Antonio de los Baños (EICTV, Havana, Cuba) before receiving her MFA in fine arts & cinema studies with high honors. She has directed “Border Diaries” (2012), “Hotel Nueva Isla” (2014), “Exile Diaries” (2019) and “Entre Perro y Lobo” (2020). Her films have received funding from the Tribeca TFI programme and the Sundance Institute, among others, and have been screened in more than fifty international film festivals and art venues such as the Berlinale, Rotterdam IFFR and MoMA Documentary Fortnight.