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In Everyone's Eyes (en todas las miradas)

A poetic and slyly subversive award-winning film about life in Cuba, where it's dangerous to speak openly against la Revolucion.

Most Cubans learn to hide their despair, fear and paranoia about the State with a facade of acceptance and even outward happiness - it's safer.

In the same way, a smiling singing narrator and his happy melody create the thin facade for a compelling message about free speech and human rights in Cuba today.

Metal bars are a recurring motif, at homes and at the derelict Modelo prison on the isolated Isla de la Juventude. Cubans often describe their country as an 'open prison'.

Filmed entirely in Cuba/Filmada enteramente en Cuba.

(revised in 2015)

  • Lloyd Frost
  • Lloyd Frost
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Music Video, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Art, Protest, History
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 12, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
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  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Sunscreen Film Festival
    St.Petersburg, FL
    April 20, 2013
    North American Premiere
  • On Location:Memphis International Film and Music Fest
    Memphis TN
    April 26, 2013
  • Toronto Independent Film Festival
    Toronto Canada
    September 7, 2013
    Canadian Premiere
  • ARPA International Film Festival
    Los Angeles CA
    September 28, 2013
  • Eugene International Film Festival
    Eugene OR
    November 9, 2013
    Best Art Short-Short Film
  • Palm Beach International Film Festival
    Palm Beach FL
    April 6, 2014
  • Capital City Film Festival
    Lansing MI
    April 13, 2014
  • Julien DuBuque International Film Festival
    DuBuque IA
    April 25, 2014
  • Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
    Philadelphia PA
    June 27, 2014
  • Awareness Film Festival
    Santa Monica CA
    September 24, 2014
    Best Music Video
  • Third World Independent Film Festival
    San Jose CA
    September 24, 2014
  • Louisville's International Festival of Films
    Louisville KY
    October 11, 2014
  • Ethnografilm Festival
    Paris, France
    April 11, 2015
    European Premiere
  • Atlantic City Cinefest
    Atlantic City NJ
    October 18, 2015
  • Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival
    Buffalo NY
    April 15, 2016
    Best Music Video
  • Manhattan Film Festival
    New York NY
    April 23, 2016
    Best Original Song
  • Cannes Short Film Festival
    September 14, 2016
Director Biography - Lloyd Frost

Lloyd Frost is an award-winning Canadian filmmaker, singer/songwriter, writer and photographer. Social commentary with a groove is a recurring theme in his work. His short films blend music video, documentary and narrative.

Frost's album 'The Sun Is Rising & Other True Stories' with film soundtracks was released with a filmed performance at SAW Gallery, Ottawa and a concurrent exhibit of film-related images at Vistek. His writings and photographs from Cuba, Burma, China and other lands have appeared in newspapers in Canada, the U.S., and Australia.

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