One Day in the Life of Javier Antonio is a film by Dashel Hernández (2017, 23 min., in Spanish with English subtitles). Dashel is a visual artist from Camagüey, Cuba; a writer, educator, and a graduate student at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs (EMPA candidate) at Syracuse University. He grew up in Cuba during the late 1970s and early ’80s and, without knowing it, was caught up in the Cuban-Soviet ideological struggle of the Cold War. As a boy at school he played out his fantasies of the space race. At night, he dreamed of the snow his mother would bring back, in a tiny box, on her return from Moscow.
Fueled by the power of oral storytelling, 'One Day in the Life of Javier Antonio' is an exercise in non-resistance contemplation of childhood memories and, by extension, a generation’s collective memory of a difficult time in Cuba.
Film screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker, Dashel Hernández.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Free parking available.