Cuban Canvas

A Film by Kavery Kaul

Synopsis

CUBAN CANVAS is a story about intense color and textured patterns, ingenious materials and bold vision at the heart of artistic expression in Havana today. A leading artist of the new generation, Roger Toledo Bueno mines the past through the masters who started their careers before him — Afro-Cuban painters Manuel Mendive and Roberto Diago, and Rocio Garcia, a pioneering woman in the creative arena. With his contemporary Ariamna Contino, Roger looks to the future. This intriguing intergenerational story opens a rare window on rich experimentation with form and content as it traces the enduring lines between art and life.

Director

  • Picture of Kavery Kaul © riverfilms

    Kavery Kaul

    Kavery Kaul is an award-winning director of documentaries shown in theaters and on television worldwide. Her work has been screened at festivals --- Telluride, Rotterdam, London, DOC NYC, Sydney, in India, Japan, Burkina Faso, and Italy. Born in India and brought up in the US, her cultural background is unbounded. Her credits include BACK WALKING FORWARD, called "an amazing, absorbing documentary about traumatic brain injury” by ABCTV News’ Bob Woodruff; LONG WAY FROM HOME, a Time Out, Booklist, and Film Threat Critic’s Pick; and the critically-acclaimed ONE HAND DON’T CLAP. A TEDx speaker on the importance of stories that connect people, she received a Fulbright Fellowship, the Best Cultural Film Award (Havana), and a Proclamation of Excellence from New York City for her work.

Awards + Festivals

  • KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS (Official Selection, Washington D.C., USA)May 12, 2018
  • ***BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT***
    MYSTIC FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mystic, Connecticut, USA) October 21, 2018
  • DOC NYC (Official Selection, New York City, USA)November 12, 2018
  • 20th HAVANA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, NY, USA)April 5, 2019
  • 1st FILMART FESTIVAL MADRID (Official Selection, Madrid, Spain)April 26, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Kavery Kaul
Screenplay
Kavery Kaul
Producer
Kavery Kaul
Co-Producer
Deborah Orta Cedeño
Director of Photography
John Russell Foster
Sound
Raymel Casamayor
Editor
Lucas Groth
Sound Design
Paul Michael
Composer
Leo Brouwer

Cast

Himself
Roger Toledo Bueno
Herself
Rocio Garcia
Himself
Manuel Mendive
Himself
Robert Diago
Herself
Ariamna Contino

Details

Running Time
14:20 min
Shooting Format
Digital
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo

Contact

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DIRECTOR & PRODUCTION

info@kaverykaul.com
www.kaverykaul.com
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