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RE-EVOLUTION: The Cuban Dream

Diving into the streets of Havana, we meet a social worker, ethnographer, and three artists. They guide our story, following their journeys to thrive and survive in a rapidly shifting society. They provide unique perspectives on Cuba, a country more nuanced than meets the eye.

History is made present as our characters trace their place in Cuban culture to a trail of revolution and reform. As social and economic freedoms expand, the search begins for reconciliation, solutions to inequality, and a collective Cuban dream.

  • Cray Novick
    Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War
  • Luca Higonnet-Faithfull
    Puertas y Muros
  • Artemis Joukowsky
    Defying the Nazis: the Sharps War, Cries From Syria
  • Cray Novick
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  • Genres:
    Cultural, Historical
  • Runtime:
    27 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Five Continents International Film Festival

    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    June 14, 2017
    Best Student FIlm
  • Hampshire College
    Amherst, MA
    May 20, 2017
  • Fundacíon Alejo Carpentier
    April 27, 2017
    Cuban Premier
Director Biography - Cray Novick

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.

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Director Statement

When I went to Cuba for the first time as a student, I fell in love with the sense of community. Now we are asking -- what is possible if we engage with Cuba, with Cuban culture, and art?

Sixty years after Fidel Castro’s revolution, the contentious relationship between Cuba and the U.S. continues to transform. In this new era for Cuba, opportunities arise for mutual healing and constructive exchange. In “Re-Evolution” you will meet top Cuban artists, and intellectuals, exploring diverse perspectives on the Cuban dream today.