Our Story

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Meet the Team

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Cray Novick, Director

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, Producer

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, Consulting Producer

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 de Los Santos, Advisor

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

Paula Au, Producer

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

Meet Our Partners

Resource and Impact Partners

Long Now

Rivers and

Hampshire College Cuba Program

Cuba Counterpoints

Beyond Conflict

Fundación Alejo Carpentier

  • Long Now Boston
  • Rivers and Solutions
  • Hampshire College Cuba Program
  • Cuba Counterpoints
  • Beyond Conflict
  • Fundación Alejo Carpentier

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.