Cuba, Cult And Culture
Documentary about revolutionary culture in 1964, and the personality cult of Fidel Castro.
Audio & visual:
Sound, Black & White
Director: Peter Davis
Views of Havana bay, the Christ of Havana and Castro.
Grand building interiors by the sea, now empty.
Socialist propaganda on adorned on the sides of buildings.
Socialist ideology exhibition.
Street views, locals in bars and workers.
Cuban artist René Portocarrero at work in his studio with shots of various examples of his work.
Street views and other exterior shots.
Carnival scenes outside of El Capitolio.
Cuts to a swashbuckling period theatrical performance.
Cultural and political propaganda billboards.
Street scenes cut with political propaganda and music to reflect the mood of each scene.
Interior political bureau shot.
Nationalist parade and carnival procession.
Dance rehearsal in a theatre environment.
Dramatic stage play with avant-garde imagery, costumes, dance and props.
Outdoor scenes of political procession.
Image of a shrine to two NRM members.
Various monuments in Havana.
Castro addresses a crowd, camera cuts to satirical imagery of Castro fishing, diving, playing baseball and ping-pong.
Huge image of Castro being supported at a nationalist rally, approaching camera.
End of shotlist
Collection of Peter Davis Stills, Films, and related items in the archive.
Stills and footage taken in Cuba during Peter Davis, Joy Davis, and Staffan Lamm’s time in Cuba making documentaries for Swedish TV, alongside newsreels and stock footage.