REVOLUCION: FIVE VISIONS reframes the Cuban revolution through the art of photography, focusing on the personal stories of five Cuban photographers whose lives and work span nearly five decades of revolution in Cuba. From Havana to Miami, photographers on both sides of the political divide reveal the Cuban people’s resilient struggle for self-determination. Whether it is the passionate resistance of the revolutionary, or the individual artist’s struggle to emerge as an independent voice in a collective society, the photographers in REVOLUCION reveal the defiance of revolutionaries and artists alike, and discover the power of art to liberate.
Nicole Cattell is a 2003 Guggenheim Fellow, a 2004 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow and an award-winning documentary producer and director. She has been named by Filmmaker magazine as one of the 25 New Faces in Independent Film. Her first documentary was the Emmy award-winning Come Unto Me: The Faces of Tyree Guyton, a much-heralded portrait of a Detroit artist and his several-block outdoor art installation called The Heidelberg Project. The film garnered numerous festival awards, including three Best Documentary awards and an Honorable Mention at the Sundance Film Festival. Come Unto Me aired on the Cinemax Reel Life Series, received European television distribution and a limited U.S. theatrical run. It continues to be featured in museums across the country, including New York City’s Museum of American Folk Art, Boston’s Museum of Fine Art and the Detroit Institute of Art.