Purple Diary

[November 11 2016]

See the pirate works of famous Cuban filmmaker Waldo Fernandez on November 15th at Villa Vassilieff, Paris

Cuban artist, designer and author Ernesto Oroza takes over Villa Vassilieff in Paris to present two rare films on an iconic Cuban filmmaker Waldo Fernandez aka “Marakka”. Famous for his works based on piracy and the appropriation of the images, Fernandez has been using the gap in the U.S. law on copyright protection to compose his audiovisual memory of Cuba. In partnership with the Pernod Ricard Fellowship, the screening will feature Fernandez’s “Nostalgia Cubana” from 1986 – a sequence of landscapes taken from Cuban films – and “Marakka 2012” documentary by Oroza and Nicolas Maigret exploring Fernandez’s “monument to piracy”. The event will be accompanied with the presentation of “The Pirate Book” which compiles stories about sharing and distributing cultural contents out of the boundaries of local laws, economies and political circumstances. Ernesto Oroza will also open the doors to his studio on November 17th, 18th and 19th from 2pm until 7pm at the atelier of Villa Vassilieff.

The projection will take place on Tuesday, November 15th at 8pm at Villa Vassilieff, 21 avenue du Maine, Paris.

Courtesy of Ernesto Oroza

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