“What seemed to be a trip back to my home country during a time of change turned out to be a journey in self-discovering, amidst the contradictions and the questioning around my Cuban identity. This is a catharsis-film. Living away from Cuba did not seem tragic until I began to understand that the country would change and I wouldn’t be there to witness it. I knew we needed to open up to the world and renew ourselves, but I feared that this renewal would also make disappear the best of a system full of contradictions and utopias.”
Gretel Marín Palacio
Born in Havana, Cuba, in 1989. She holds a degree in film, radio and television from the Havana University of the Arts and master's degrees in documentary studies from Paris-Sorbonne University and Paris VII University, in France. During her academic and professional career, in Cuba, France and Angola, she made the documentaries Pero La Noche (2011), Le Myrte Dans La Vallée (2013) and Kapela: o renascimento (2015).