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Humberto Calzada is a Cuban-American artist whose career has spanned over 40 years. Born in Havana, Cuba, he left the island with his family when he was sixteen years old, shortly after the Castro takeover. Calzada's work is strongly influenced by his native city's colonial and neoclassical architecture. He is renowned for placing its architectural imagery in surreal, dreamlike settings to explore themes of loss, decay, and rebirth. The young Calzada matured, evolved, and lay roots in Miami all the while attempting, through his art, to salvage and reconstruct his lost home and homeland. This documentary, Para construir otra casa ("To Build Another House"), endeavors to explain how his personal and spiritual loss, as remembered or imagined from afar, has affected his art and imagery.

Eliecer Jiménez Almeida is an independent Cuban filmmaker, cinematographer, and film editor. He has a degree in journalism and has studied documentary cinema at the International Film and Television School (EICTV) of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, and at the Documentary Film Program of the Sundance Institute. He is the creator of the IKAIK program for audiovisual experimentation.



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To Build Another House A Documentary about the Art of Humberto Calzada



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