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Unfinished Spaces2011

  • 4.3
In 1961, three young, visionary architects were commissioned by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara to create Cuba's National Art Schools on the grounds of a former golf course in Havana, Cuba. Construction of their radical designs began immediately and the school's first classes soon followed. Dancers, musicians and artists from all over the country reveled in the beauty of the schools, but as the dream of the Revolution quickly became a reality, construction was abruptly halted and the architects and their designs were deemed irrelevant in the prevailing political climate. Forty years later the schools are in use, but remain unfinished and decaying. Castro has invited the exiled architects back to finish their unrealized dream. UNFINISHED SPACES features intimate footage of Fidel Castro, showing his devotion to creating a worldwide showcase for art, and documents the struggle and passion of three revolutionary artists.

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Interesting to see the life of a building project and its creators under various forms of suppression!

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Interesting to see the life of a building project and its creators under various forms of suppression!

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The history written in architecture. You know the expression, "If these walls could talk"? This film makes those walls talk. Fascinating.

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a fascinating history, even though I thought I knew some history of Cuba, this is not to be missed.

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