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7 October 2005 (Italy) See more »
This film examines the creation and exhibition of the propaganda film I Am Cuba, a Soviet/Cuban collaboration unknown in the West until the 1990s. | Add synopsis »
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The most Captivating Documentary I have ever seen! See more (4 total) »


Othon Bastos ... Himself (archive footage)
Alexander Calzatti ... Himself (as Aleksandr Kaltsatyj)

Fidel Castro ... Himself (archive footage)
Luz María Collazo ... Herself
Sergio Corrieri ... Himself
Maurício do Valle ... Himself (archive footage)
Evgeniy Evtushenko ... Himself (archive footage)
Vicente Ferraz ... Himself
Raúl García ... Himself

Jean-Luc Godard ... Himself (archive footage)
Alfredo Guevara ... Himself
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea ... Himself (archive footage)
Mikhail Kalatozov ... Himself (archive footage)
Enrique Pineda Barnet ... Himself
Glauber Rocha ... Himself (archive footage)
Sergey Urusevskiy ... Himself (archive footage)
Juan Varona ... Himself
Salvador Wood ... Himself

Directed by
Vicente Ferraz 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Vicente Ferraz 

Produced by
Leonardo Edde .... co-producer
Isabel Martínez .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jenny Padrón 
Cinematography by
Tareq Daoud 
Vicente Ferraz 
Film Editing by
Dull Janiel 
Mair Tavares 
Sound Department
César Fernández Borrás .... sound mixer
Francisco Slade .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Calzatti .... director of photography: second unit

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Also Known As:
"Soy Cuba, O Mamute Siberiano" - Brazil (original title)
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90 min
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20 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
The most Captivating Documentary I have ever seen!, 25 January 2005
Author: ryanjpoland from United States

I had the pleasure of screening this film at the Sundance Film Festival 2005 and was astounded. It is a truly captivating Documentary that not only follows the production of the monumental propaganda film "Soy Cuba" (I am Cuba) but also documents the dramatic economic changes that Cuba has faced since the 1960's when the film was made. Director Vincente Ferraz cleverly uses a mix of file footage and clips from "Soy Cuba", recent interviews with "Soy Cuba" filmmakers, and contrasting shots of locations from the film both now and then. It was highly entertaining and informative. If you are a Filmmaker, Film Student, or just an avid Film lover you must see this movie!

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