TV and community high in the mountains – TV Serrano celebrates 25 years

When talking about contemporary Cuban documentary making, you can't ignore the community project in the mountains that has promoted local culture and committed to the welfare of those who inhabit the largest mountain range in Cuba. Televisión Serrana, located in the Sierra Maestra itself, is celebrated its quarter of a century on January 15, a period in which it has managed to differentiate itself from the rest of the island's telecentres by its work and programming. To bring art to the most difficult sites and to strengthen the active participation of the community are two objectives that the project has followed to the utmost.

Watch the video: History through Cuban eyes: Noticiero ICAIC

'Noticiero ICAIC Latinoamericano' was a series of cinematic newsreels produced from 1960 to 1990 by the Cuban film Institute ICAIC. The weekly news programme covering major local and global events would be shown before film screenings in the capital, Havana, and in towns and villages around the island.
Many of those 1,493 newsreels could just be derided as propaganda, but they pushed the limits of news, of visual storytelling that have left a legacy.