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MATERIA PRIMA

MATERIA PRIMA

LANGUAGE: Spanish | SUBTITLES: English

Genre: Documentary, Short Films
Running Time: 25:30
Year of production: 2016

SYNOPSIS

In 2009, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the revolutionary triumph, the Cuban government summoned the people to a massive parade. For the first time was paraded without the presence of Fidel Castro, who for health reasons had withdrawn its mandate. A camera goes down to the street and avoid massive record images as those shown on Cuban television to meet face to face with the people ; look and breathe into the crowd and focuses on the individual, pursuing social and behavior patterns.


PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: Sergio Fernandez Borrás
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Sergio Fernandez Borrás
Screenwriter: Patricia Pérez Fernández, Sergio Fernández Borrás
Producer: Sergio Fernández Borrás
Director of Photography: Lucas Bonolo, Roman Lechapellier, Camilo Soratti, Pedro Pío Martín, Sergio Fernández Borrás
Sound: Elvira Peña, Glaydson Mendes, Boris Herrera, Rafael Bobadilla
Editing: Sergio Fernandez Borrás
Sound Editing: Cesar Fernandez Borrás, Sergio Fernandez Borrás
Music Composer: Juan Antonio Leyva, Magda Rosa Galban

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Documentary, Short Films
Sub-genre: Social, Human Rights
Language: Spanish
Country of origin: Cuba
Year of production: 2015
Total running time: 25m 30s
Shooting format: DV, HDV,HD,16mm
Color type: Color
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Sound format: Stereo

AWARDS

- 14 MUESTRA DE JÓVENES REALIZADORES. LA HABANA. CUBA. 2015.
Mención Especial de documental.

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

- SELECCIÓN OFICIAL DEL 37 FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DEL NUEVO CINE LATINOAMERICANO. 2015. CUBA.
- SELECCIÓN OFICIAL EN EL 47 FESTIVAL DE CINE DOCUMENTAL ALCANCES, 2015. ESPAÑA.
- 14 MUESTRA DE JÓVENES REALIZADORES. LA HABANA. CUBA. 2015.
Mención Especial de documental.
- FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL ICARO. 2015. GUATEMALA.
- LUPA. MUESTRA DE CINE DOCUMENTAL. 2016. ESPAÑA.
- CONCORTO FILM FESTIVAL. 2016. ITALIA.
- COLLECTED VOICES_CHICAGO ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM FESTIVAL. 2016. UNITED STATES
- SELECCIÓN OFICIAL DEL 20 FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE DOCUMENTALES DE SANTIAGO. (FIDOCS). 2016. CHILE.
-SELECCIÓN OFICIAL DEL FESTIVAL EDOC. FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DOCUMENTAL.2017. ECUADOR.

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

I was born in Cuba in 1983. Could say that I lived a happy childhood. At the age of seven years, studied painting, but my desires to be a baseball player were stronger than the colors and the brush. Time passed and I didn't become a player either, but rather an actor. Began my acting career that would last seven years working in theater and film. In this adolescence, I became aware of the meaning of being Cuban, an islander, and living surrounded by the sea. And so, like the conqueror who sets out to sea in search of new lands, i gave up acting and went to study sound at the International Film School in Cuba. In this magical place, i discovered the importance of sharing my inner world. This concern made me make my first documentary Materia Prima ( Raw Material ). And thus share that not always what is seen seems to be what it is.