In Waiting

Knudsen, Erik orcid iconORCID: 0000-0001-8361-6975 (2015) In Waiting. [Video]

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Despite recent signs of a thawing relationship between the United States and Cuba, many in Cuba feel stuck and despondent about their situation. Since the revolution in 1959, nothing much has changed. Many have left Cuba, and continue to leave, particularly the young, and the country continues to exist in a state of limbo. This short documentary tells the story of Alejandro, a young educated man in San Antonio de los Baños in Cuba, frustrated by the repressive stasis of the country, concerned for his future and, above all, torn between the idea of leaving Cuba – like all his friends intend to – and staying to change it. Alejandro meets up with his friends one evening and asks himself: how will Cuba change if young people do not stay to change it? (This film was made using only an iPhone 6 Plus and was shot during one afternoon and evening in December 2014.)

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