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Cuba's filmmakers pursue celluloid dreams

Annual Latin American film fest opens doors to new wave of young and independent cinema in communist state.

Last updated: 16 Dec 2013 02:35
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Cuban cinema has had a history of highs and lows, often struggling through the country’s economic and political turmoil.

Now the island is hosting a film festival, which is giving a number of local filmmakers an opportunity to voice their optimism.

Al Jazeera's Daniel Schweimler reports from Havana.

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