Salut Les Cubains (1962)/Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)


Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Tuesday, February 24 at 8pm
Salut Les Cubains (1962)/Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)
These two portraits of 1960s Cuba capture the spirit of life in the early days of the Revolution. Constructed almost entirely from  photographs taken by master French filmmaker Agnes Varda on a trip to Cuba in 1962, Salut les Cubains is an engaging essay on the nation’s music, culture and history. Set in the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs invasion, Memories of Underdevelopment follows a writer who struggles to come to terms with the new Cuban society as he commits to stay in his homeland while those close to him emigrate to the United States.

Salut Les Cubains (1962)
Directed by Agnes Varda
Not Rated, 29 minutes, DVD
French with English subtitles

Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)
Directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Not Rated, 93 minutes, DVD
Spanish with English subtitles