El periodo especial
The special period
As on a journey to Cuba by a speech from Fidel Castro before his Parliament that was transmitted in television a film was made.
(original epic sound)
Lutz Mommartz /
53 min - Hi8 - color
- A severe hurricane, which devastated parts of the island the day before, just decays. I turn on the TV in my hotel room and without understanding Spanish I hold my video camera on the screen: Fidel Castro before his parliament, hanging on the lips. He is in the middle of one of his great speeches which will take 50 minutes.
I ask for a pillow because my arm is paralyzed, my neck becomes stiff, the eye is sweating, but I do not stop filmimg.
While the sound continues unedited, the picture from time to time is interrupted with tourist photographs and television images of the disaster.