Closing Reception Brunch & Film

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Closing Reception Brunch & Film
Traveling to Cuba? | Rosa Naday Garmendia
Film: VIVA CUBA (2004)

Sunday, April 3 | 11:30am
O Cinema Wynwood | 90 NW 29th St, Miami, FL 33127
FREE and open to the public

O Cinema Wynwood & ArtCenter/South Florida invite you to the closing reception of “Traveling to Cuba?”, an exhibition by Rosa Naday Garmendia.

Starting at 11:30am, guests will enjoy a light brunch of baked goods, fruit and mimosas. Then at 12:00pm, guests will be invited into the auditorium for the screening of “Viva Cuba” by director Juan Carlos Cremata.

Set in the 1990s, this road movie of a girl and a boy who travel from Havana to the easternmost tip of Cuba is an ode to friendship and the simple daily experiences that conform the meaning of homeland, as well as a call for respecting children’s needs, concerns and contradictions, so often overlooked by adults. The film’s many awards and recognitions are justified not only for the amazing performance of its two young lead actors but for its message of humanism. Some awards include: Grand Prix Ecrans Juniors, Cannes, 2005; Best Film, International Children’s Film Festival, L’Aisne, France, 2006; Best Film, Wurzburg International Film Festival, Germany, 2006; Best Film, Internationale Kinder Film Festival, Bremen and Hannover, Germany, 2006.

“Traveling to Cuba?”

Through the use of postcards, “Traveling to Cuba?” documents the natural human communication and exchange that is increasing between people who live in the United States and Cuba. On December 17, 2014, President Obama’s order to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba encouraged more contact which greatly expanded travel opportunities for Cuba bound visitors. For the last year and a half, Garmendia has invited travelers throughout Miami to participate in this project by asking them to mail from Cuba a postcard that she designed (Cuban postage included); this can take anywhere from 3 to 18 weeks. To date, Garmendia has distributed over 1,000 postcards and has received 152 in the mail.

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