Dr Saffron Woodcraft
24 January 2022
This film Sueños Habaneros (Havanan Dreams), made during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, asks what prosperity means to four young people in Havana, Cuba. The film is part of a project exploring the hopes and aspirations, challenges, and priorities of young people in Havana and London. Through film, dialogues and writing, the project examines how ‘a good life’ is imagined, practiced, and experienced through everyday practices and future possibilities, in the context of young people who have grown up in very different political, social and economic conditions.
The film has been produced by Karla R. Albert and Jesús Labaut at the Universidad de la Habana. The film was first shown at the trans-making ‘Europa Enterprise’ exhibition in Paris at the Cité Internationale des Arts. This project is a collaboration between students and staff at the Facultad de Comunicación, Universidad de la Habana (Faculty of Communication, University of Havana) Journalism Department and the Institute for Global Prosperity at University College London. It has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement n°734855.
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