In February of 2017, Attia and I traveled to Cuba with members of the Jersey City based production company, New Visual Collective. Our objective while on the island was to document as much as possible and have conversations with Cuban women. We made it to Vinales with little planning and by chance stayed in the rooms offered by Juanita and Ruso. We were immediately pulled in by Juanita’s wit and energy.
We asked her questions about sexuality and women in Cuba. Growing up without seeing myself represented has fueled my need to document and redefine the way women of color are portrayed on screen and in media.
Tags: art, film