An assemblage of short documentaries that redefine the meaning of the phrase, “life is stranger than fiction.”
In This Program
Gilberto Gonzalez Penilla / Documania! / Mexico / 2014 / Documentary / 7 minsA short documentary which examines the decline of a marriage and the struggle over time to stay together.
Aldemar Matias / Documania! / Cuba / 2014 / Documentary / 13 minsIn 1958, Gregorio Rivera is ordered to join Fidel Castro’s rebel army as the army’s squadron photographer. Now, “Goyo” shares his story. However, at 93 years of age his memory is not as precise as the pictures he once took.
Juliette Touin / Documania! / Cuba / 2014 / Documentary / 24 minsSeveral pregnant women needing particular attention, live at La Casona, a Cuban maternity home. Yudi, a 15-year-old girl, tries like the others to maintain a distant and dysfunctional relationship with the father of her future child.
Gabriel Serra Argüello / Documania!, Un mundo extraño Showcase / Mexico / 2014 / Documentary / 29 minsA serene and elegant look into Efrain’s life, who has worked at a slaughterhouse for 25 years, and has a particular relationship with the dead.
Beyza Boyacioglu, Sebastian Diaz / Documania! / USA / 2014 / Documentary / 21 minsThe 40-year-old Caribbean Sports club has witnessed the transformation of South Williamsburg from a Latino neighborhood ravaged by gang violence and drugs, into one of the hippest and most luxurious places in New York. As harsh gentrification cleared the neighborhood of poverty and crime, it also washed away the majority of the Puerto Rican community; thus the local identity and culture. Today, Caribbean Sports Club is the last social club in the South Side, kept alive by its owner and the community matriarch, Maria Toñita.