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Digna Guerra

A film by Marcel Beltrán

Cuba, Biographical Documentary/Music, 2013
57 min, 35mm/16mm/HD, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

This film was screened as a part of the 2014 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF17)


After a lifetime of directing The National Choir, Digna Guerra has many secrets to reveal. Focused on her and her family, the film accompanies the life of this woman who has become an artistic icon. Her music, as her name, conjures notions of dignity (Digna), while her life is a constant battle (Guerra). At its bow at the Havana Film Festival, DIGNA GUERRA was recognized with a prize by the Federation of Image and Sound Schools of Latin America.

International Premiere


About the director

Marcel Beltran wMarcel Beltrán is a documentary filmmaker based in Havana, Cuba. He graduated with a BA in directing from the Higher Institute of Art in 2008 and later studied at EICTV. His film CISNE CUELLO NEGRO, CUELLO BLANCO screened at MoMa in an 2013 exhibition. His documentary PARIHUELA has been included in several international festivals such as the Busan International Short Film Festival in 2011 and DocumentaMadrid.


Producer: Ivonne Cotorruelo
Production Companies: Producciones LargasLuces, ICM, Colibrí
Screenwriter: Marcel Beltrán
Cinematographer: Román Lechapellier
Editor: Marcel Beltrán
Sound Design: Raphael Barani
Music: Bárbara Llanes

Print Source: Ivonne Cotorruelo, ivonne.eutrapelia@gmail.com


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