Havana, May 20.- The filmmaker and screenwriter Ernesto Daranas is preparing the documentary series Cuba Indigenous, which investigates the legacy of the aboriginal settlers on the island, the Cubacine portal reported today .

The production, which has the support of the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC), records the trip of the Cuban researcher Beatriz Marcheco and the Spanish photographer Héctor Garrido through the most intricate areas of eastern Cuba to verify the remains of the population Taino.

The material, recorded in the Sierra Maestra and the Nipe-Sagua-Baracoa massif, exposes the cultural and spiritual traditions of families settled in the region, as well as the scientific findings that validate the presence of descendant nuclei.

With a scheduled premiere in 2022, the miniseries includes three chapters: El cacique de la Montaña, Bella Pluma and Catalina la Grande, and shows the aboriginal heritage from the vision of contemporary rural Cuba. Although in the Cuban audiovisual there are few traces of our ancestors, this new creation will mark a before and after around the audiovisual reflection of the Tainos, refers the national cinema portal.

Daranas recently undertook the restoration of the documentary work of the experimental painter and filmmaker Nicolás Guillén Landrián, together with a small team of passionate specialists.

Among his most recognized feature films are ¿La vida en rosa? (2004), Los dios rotos (2008), Conducta (2014) and Sergio & Serguéi (2018), the latter two shown at international festivals in Europe and Latin America. (PL)


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