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“Recapturing Cuba: An Artist’s Journey”


by Anne Bothwell 27 May 2008

Art&Seek presents Recapturing Cuba: An Artist’s Journey on KERA TV at 8:30 tonight. The film follows Dallas artist Rolando Diaz as he returns to the country his family fled when he was 7 years old. Diaz rediscovers his old neighborhood in Havana, runs into family friends and introduces us to Cuba’s contemporary art scene. Join […]

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Art&Seek presents Recapturing Cuba: An Artist’s Journey on KERA TV at 8:30 tonight. The film follows Dallas artist Rolando Diaz as he returns to the country his family fled when he was 7 years old. Diaz rediscovers his old neighborhood in Havana, runs into family friends and introduces us to Cuba’s contemporary art scene. Join guest blogger Harry Lynch, the filmmaker, who writes today about making the movie.

Here’s a trailer for the film:

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Filmmaker Harry Lynch, of Trinity Films, talked to Think‘s Kris Boyd about his experiences in Cuba. 

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You can see Diaz in action June 12, at an event benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Following a screening of Recapturing Cuba at Victory Plaza in Dallas, Diaz will paint to live music by pianist Seth Simmons. The canvases will be auctioned off to benefit the foundation.

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