The Luso-Hispanic Film Festival Presents: Batería

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The Luso-Hispanic Film Festival Presents: Batería

Director, Damián Sainz, will be hosting a Q&A after the screening of his film, Batería. The documentary is based in Havana, Cuba and centers a safe space for male homosexuality.

Sunday, October 22, 2017
Filene Auditorium, Moore Building
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts, Films

The ruins of an ancient military fortress outside Havana have become a clandestine gay cruising spot. The old walls and the rubbles give shelter not only to Cuban male homosexuals, but also to a culture of resistance and socialization.

Born in Havana, Cuba in 1986, Sainz earned an undergraduate degree in Audiovisual Media from the University of the Arts (ISA) in Cuba (2010) and completed his studies in Documentary Film Directing at the International Film and Television School (EICTV) in San Antonio de los Baños (2013) and in the Cinema of the Real Department at the School of Art and Design (HEAD) in Geneva, Switzerland (2015). Several of his works have been screened and received awards at international festivals. Sainz has worked as a filmmaker, producer and editor on documentaries, as assistant director on feature-length fiction films and as an audiovisual internet content producer. He has also collaborated on art projects like Docuselfie (online) and Inventario (Ludwig Foundation of Cuba). Since 2016 he has worked as a documentary film teacher and advisor at EICTV in San Antonio de los Baños and as an independent filmmaker and editor in Havana and Madrid.

View trailer here: Batería




For more information, contact:
Sharonna Henderson

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