EPISODE 1 BROADCASTING FALL 2019 #LATINAMERICANHERITAGEMONTH

The #CubaDreams Challenge is a documentary series and virtual reality project for generative storytelling and to collectively
imagine Cuba today.
 
Dream with us! 
Check out all the amazing work below. 
 

What is your dream for Cuba?

Thank you for your #CubaDreams artwork!

Directed by Cray Novick

Produced by True Spectrum Media

Coming to American Public Television Stations Fall 2019

#LatinAmericanHeritageMonth

Find your station and tune in during Latin American Heritage Month Fall 2019. Stay tuned for local events featuring immersive VR storytelling, and share your #CubaDreams!

Find your local PBS Station!

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Peek Behind the Scenes

VR Experiences

•Virtual Reality will bring participants across borders into immersive cultural experiences.

•React to stories and add to the conversation at generative storytelling events or online

•Learn Cuban Dance, See old Havana, or Little Havana in 360 and 3D video

Music

 Tanmy Lopez Moreno 

 

Tammy López Moreno. Cuban violinist and composer. Graduated from the Higher Institute of Art. He has played with prestigious Cuban musicians such as Silvio Rodríguez, Kelvis Ochoa, Roberto Carcasés and Zenaida Romeu.

 

Cima Funk

A renaissance man, conscious of his roots and musical ancestry, Cimafunk’s music looks firmly into the future. Singer, composer and producer, Cimafunk offers a subtle and bold mix of funk with Cuban music and African rhythms, a life-affirming sound, a UFO in the island’s music scene. 

Hanny La Voz De Cuba

The voice of Cuba, wrote his first love song at 12 but had to train as a fencer at school. 

His name is Hanny (Leosbel Jimenez Licea).Writing and singing music was his ambition. When he finished his training he concentrated on creating new Cuban music. 

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Team

From the frontlines of standing rock, to refugee cooperatives in Athens, Cray Novick is an award-winning documentary filmmaker telling social justice stories that highlight our shared humanity. “Re-Evolution” is Cray’s directorial debut. Cray edited “Defying the Nazi’s” under the mentorship of Ken Burns, and helped launch the film’s grassroots impact campaign. Cray is currently co-directing “The Genetics of Hope” a feature documentary on genetics and biotechnology.  In 2018, he co-founded True Spectrum Media with partner Artemis Joukowsky.

Artemis Joukowsky is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. His 7th documentary film “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War” was co-directed with Ken Burns, and broadcast nationally on PBS, garnering more than 1 billion hits on social media. The film’s companion curriculum is being used in more than 50,000 schools throughout the US. Artemis is an executive producer on “Re-Evolution”.

Jezabel Montero is a Cuban American, bi-lingual and an award-winning filmmaker and has been in the entertainment industry for over thirty years.  In 2007, she started her own film company, Fuacata Films. In 2016 she won thirteen awards (including six for Best Feature) for her feature film, Cassanova Was a Woman (Amazon Prime). She is a consulting producer on “Re-Evolution.”

Lourdes is the head of Cinema Arts at UNEAC. She is also on the Committee of Economy and Culture in Cuba.

Paula is a producer and editor who loves telling stories that mean something, whether that be through writing or editing footage.

Education

Interdisciplinary Curriculum 

Engage students with intimate stories that make Cuban history come alive.

Interdisciplinary modules explore history through science, math, and art.

In Collaboration with the Rivers and Revolutions program led by Michael Goodwin we are bringing Re-Evolution to classrooms around the U.S.

Essential Questions 

What role do revolutions play in society?

How does the U.S. Embargo affect Cuba?

What is the Cuban Dream?

Resources & Impact Partners

Long Now Boston

Long Now Boston fosters long-term thinking on the local and global level. We encourage individual and collective responsibility in a time-scale of the next ten thousand years, and offer tools and resources to our future leaders.

Rivers and Revolutions

Rivers and Revolutions is a semester long interdisciplinary and experiential program for High School students. Students use the Re-Evolution project to explore how different academic disciplines provide different windows of understanding and illuminate different aspects of Cuba, nationhood, identity, and revolution. Rivers and Revolutions is more than a class or a classroom, it’s a community.

Hampshire College Cuba Program

Hampshire in Cuba presents students with the unique opportunity to develop their academic potential within several disciplines. Working with the Hampshire faculty director and renowned Cuban writers, historians, visual artists, performance artists, or musicians as tutors, participants are able to pursue their own set of academic goals through an independent study project they design and implement throughout the semester.

Cuba Counterpoints

We are a group of academics with long histories of studious engagement with Cuban affairs. We have a lot to say and to share: to policy-makers, to travelers, to students, and to all those with an interest in Cuba as well as in current events. We come from different disciplines in the arts, the humanities and the social sciences, and aim to show that knowledge, differently from expertise, does not only serve to zero in an issue, but to open it up through different perspectives.

Beyond Conflict

The emerging fields of brain and behavioral science, combined with 25 years of real-world experience, offer a powerful new approach to conflict resolution, reconciliation and positive social change in the United States and abroad.

Fundación Alejo Carpentier

The Foundation Alejo Carpentier is a non-profit NGO that aims to extend contacts and exchange of information with research centers, universities and scholars with the aim of helping individual creators in projects related to art and literature; conservation of the Bibliographical Fund Committee of IBBY Cuban Committee; conducting courses and workshops for upgrading in various fields of journalists, librarians, archivists and the general public, and the provision of library and museum services.

Producing Partners