Santiago Álvarez in Memoriam


Photo Gallery

Until June 19th, a collective exhibition of portraits is being held at the Contemporary Cuban Art gallery of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

Cuba: Guest of Honor of Book Festival in Mexico

Cuba is the guest of honor at the third edition of the Metropolitan Book Festival, Librofest 2016, to be held from May 30 to June 4 in Mexico City, organizers said on Friday.


Yolanda is No Longer in Deep Havana

Yolanda was five years old when her father left for the United States. She never heard of him again. She was six when the stepfather began abusing her sexually. At seven, her mother broke her forehead when she threw her against an iron bed.


New Caribbean Cinema

Every regime of representation is a regime of power Stuart Hall I feel international cinema audiences are thirsty for different landscapes, cultures, languages, and approaches to storytelling than what Hollywood has to offer. Storm Saulter Jamaican filmmaker


Information from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Cuba

From April 18 to 21, 2016, a delegation of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities of the United States of America, composed of executives of this Committee and other U.S. entities, will visit our country accompanied by a large group of artists and intellectuals, among other invited guests.

  • Cuban Writers and Artists Condemn Massacre in the United States

    Cuban creators condemned on Wednesday the massacre perpetrated recently in a club of the city of Orlando, United States, and criticized intolerance and the cult of violence in that country.


    Exhibition by Cuban Artist Roberto Chile Inaugurated in New York

    Cuban artist Roberto Chile opened on June 10 his photo exhibition entitled “Somos,” at the Cuban Art Space Gallery of the Center for Cuban Studies in New York.


    Lázara Herrera: “I Feel Very Proud to Have Shared my Youth with Him”

    Santiago Álvarez Román was an outstanding Cuban filmmaker who made a number of documentaries in which he showed, from his political position, different social and cultural concerns resulting from the revolutionary triumph.


    A Departmental Close-up

    The Santiago Álvarez Department of Film Journalism, founded on November 21, 2012, at the request of the University of Havana’s Department of Journalism and ICAIC’s Santiago Álvarez Office, has the purpose of studying the well-known filmmaker’s work in its very wide artistic, social and political spectrum.


    The Political Art of Santiago

    Cuban journalism misses the poetry of Santiago Álvarez. With its lights and shadows, and extinguished for decades, the filmmaker’s work is fresher than much of contemporary audiovisual production.


    Review: Irene Rodríguez Compañía Offers Flamenco With Flirtation

    The Cuban flamenco dancer Irene Rodríguez likes to flash a flirtatious smile at her audience, glancing over her shoulder as she struts offstage. She did so more than once on Thursday at the Joyce Theater, where Irene Rodríguez Compañía was appearing as part of the theater’s Cuba Festival.

    Ben Rhodes, adviser to President Barack Obama

    Ben Rhodes, adviser to President Barack Obama, asserted that the resumption of relations between Cuba and the United States is irreversible and that legislative restrictions are likely to be lifted by Congress.

    The U.S. Approves First Direct Regular Flights to Cuba as of Autumn

    Washington has repealed a regulation that makes it possible that flights to and from the island are subject to the same legal requirements than the rest of international flights.

    Norma’s Ninetieth Birthday

    Marilyn Monroe would have turned 90 on June 1st, 2016, if a few barbiturates had not ended in her stomach perhaps by somebody’s hand and not as a consequence of suicide, as the death of one of the most mysterious symbols of cinema is so generally described.

    The Morgan State University Choir to Sing in Cuba

    The U.S. Morgan State University Choir will perform for the first time in Cuba. It will give four concerts as part of a tour of the Caribbean island, as informed on Friday by the Cuban Music Institute.