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martes, 24 de abril de 2012


…action, thoughts, entertainment and liberation

Day 24: 
7:30 pm
--OMNI-ZONAFRANCA in the Zeitgeist Multidisciplinary Arts Center: 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 

Soy libre | by Andrea Roggon | Scene 1 from Andrea Roggon on Vimeo.
Screening of the film:
-I'm Free / documentary / Cuba / Germany

Dir: Andrea Roggón
87:00 mint.
Faces, sounds and voices from Havana. Off-screen and with complete honesty, Cubans tell us about their idea of freedom. "It is a lie I have repeated so often, I have started to believe it: I am free." They are very well aware of the restrictions placed on them as human beings: "I can do whatever I want, but only within a clearly defined context, place and time." Public enemy number one is Yoani Sánchez, a female blogger who exposes the nature of the system in her articles. Her aim with her blog, Generación Y, is to overcome her apathy and silence. "Freedom is the freedom to scream in public that you are not free," she says. Many desperate Cubans have braved the hazardous crossing to the United States. But in the words of poet Konstantinos P. Kavafis you will always be walking the streets of Havana wherever you go - you can't shake off the past. The peaceful, beautifully framed street scenes and exceptional soundtrack supplement the stories told in this production by Baden-Württemberg Film Academy student Andrea Roggon. The people shown in the film are not those speaking. We watch them as they get crammed onto the bus, or wash their hair. We see puddles on the street, rolling waves, like mirrors.

Luis Eligio D Omni/ Shakespeare (Manager Artist of Sweet Lorrain), Amaury Pacheco D Omni/ Espoken Word Artist

- Makina Total City at Sweet Lorraine's Poetry Night :  
1931 St. Claude Avenue 

   April 27th
  10pm (e-mail for confirmation)
--Poetry Night; 2500 Bayou Road (Close to the Jamaican      Restaurant CoCo Hut) 

We have private show on 28/29 and April 30. To join, please send a request:omnizonafranca@gmail.com


Who is OMNI-Zona Franca?, by Yoani Sánchez

Cuba’s Omni-ZonaFranca Visits NYU

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