368 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 41 illus., notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-5940-7
Published: May 2009
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-9419-4
Published: May 2009
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Stock focuses on what she calls Street Filmmaking--the production of emerging audiovisual artists who work outside the state film industry--to examine the island's transformation and changing notions of Cuban identity. Employing entrepreneurial approaches to producing art and to negotiating the exigencies of globalization, this younger generation of filmmakers offers fresh perspectives on what it means to be Cuban in an increasingly complex and connected world.
About the Author
Ann Marie Stock is associate professor of Hispanic studies and film studies at the College of William and Mary. She is editor of Framing Latin American Cinema: Contemporary Critical Perspectives.
For more information about Ann Marie Stock, visit the Author Page.
"The first book-length study in any language that renders a full picture of the island's changing audiovisual landscape so as to make sense of the larger shift occurring in Cuba."--The Virginia Gazette
"An informative first-person account of the recent emergence in Cuba of an independent audiovisual movement. . . . Groundbreaking and well documented. Recommended."--Choice
"[An] absorbing, closely documented, refreshingly original, and well-written book. . . . Offers an elegant blend of textual analysis, contextual mappings, and comments from the directors themselves. . . . A lively and indispensable guide to this transitional moment in Cuban culture and society."--The Americas
"I am happy to see a new book on Cuban cinema that focuses on the independent film/video movement that began to develop in the 1990s. Covering the important recent cultural debates and the opening up of Cuban screens to new work, On Location in Cuba makes a significant contribution."--Michael Chanan, Roehampton University