The University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum (USFCAM) presents an online screening of Cuban artist Marco Castillo’s short film Generación (2019), which laments the loss of multiple generations of cultural voices through the actions of the Cuban government.
USFCAM has showcased Cuban art and artists for more than three decades. The criminalization of free speech in Cuba requires our attention to the plight of these artists and others who are working presently to open up society in Cuba. According to organizations like Amnesty International, PEN America, and Human Rights Watch, the Cuban government continues to commit systematic human rights abuses against artists, journalists, writers, musicians, and others. Expressing views that run contrary to those held by the Cuban government has become punishable by law and a prison-worthy offence.
USFCAM supports the Cuban artistic community, both inside and outside the island, in their call on the Cuban authorities to stop the systematic harassment of artists, writers, journalists, and others; to release those persons who have been arbitrarily detained, arrested, or disappeared; and to respect fundamental liberties, such as artistic freedom and freedom of expression.
Generación will be available for viewing online from 10AM (EDT) November 11 through 10PM (EDT) November 18. On November 18 at 6PM EDT, the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum (USFCAM) will present an online screening of the short film.