Follow everyday life as experienced by young men and women from Havana and Miami over three months. In Havana, revolution is no longer what it used to be. In Miami, most Cubans have become Americans. Times have changed and new hopes and aspirations fuel the future of a new generation.
The stories of young lives in these two cities are told through short (2 minutes long) video chronicles. The individual subjects (12 in all), will be filmed by a team in Havana (Cuba) and a team in Miami (USA). These episodes will follow six people from each of the two cities over three months, starting on February 22nd, 2010.
Internet users can follow these stories via an original non-linear interface. They can watch, and respond with video, photo or written comments. Users can also send videos to friends and embed them into their own blogs and social media sites.
"Havana-Miami: times are changing" is an original project that is coproduced by Arte, the French-German cultural channel, in collaboration with Radio Television Suisse. It is co-produced with Alegria (Paris) and Tamouz media (New York), in association with the Knight Center for International Media at the University of Miami (USA) and in collaboration with Troqua Vision (Cuba).
Utilizing all of the stories over the life of the series, "Havana-Miami", will premier as a full length documentary to be broadcast on ARTE and TSR2 in the Autumn of 2010.
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Alex Szalat, Current Events, Society & Geopolitics Branch Director, Arte-France
Joël Ronez, development Managers - Web Branch, Arte France
Executive Producer Alegria, France
Co-executive Producer, Tamouz Media, USA
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troquavision, Havana, executive producer
Sanjeev Chetterjee, Miami, executive producer
Editorial and Artistic Direction
Mark Mocahbee, Moses Shumow
University of Miami student teamMark Mocahbee (Producer)
Mark Mocahbee worked as a theatre director for a number of years before moving to film. Reviews of his work have in appeared in numerous publications, including Time Magazine’s Top Ten Plays of 1994 for the world premiere of Brad Fraser’s Poor Super Man, (under his direction). He served on the faculty of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music for ten years, teaching acting, directing, voice and movement in the undergraduate and graduate programs. In 2006 he graduated at the top of his class in the Motion Picture Program at the University of Miami. His films, web series and music videos have won numerous awards and have played in festivals across Europe and the United States. Mark has worked for Animal Planet, Grammy Award winning Jolipop Entertainment, Speed TV and Showtime Networks, as well as a number of Film and Video Production Companies. He is currently an MFA Screenwriting Candidate at the University of Miami.Moses Shumow (Producer)
Moses Shumow is a doctoral candidate in the School of Communication at the University of Miami. His research focuses on immigrant, community media in Miami and explores issues of globalization, transnationalism, and the role that media and communication are playing in the formation of 21st century global networks. Prior to enrolling in the Ph.D. program in 2007, Moses worked for nearly a decade in documentary production. He was a part of production teams for nationally broadcast, award-winning programs on PBS, Discovery Networks, History Channel, and National Geographic, among othersTeam Alexis
From Left to Right: Nicole Severi, Michael Stepien, Anna Brickner
Anna is a junior from New Jersey who is majoring in Public Relations and Psychology. She is the editor for Alexis Vila.
Nicole is a junior from Silver Spring, Maryland who is majoring in Advertising and Studio Art. She is a part of the media acquisition team for Alexis Vila.
Michael is a senior from Dearborn, Michigan who is majoring in Media Management and Economics. He is a part of the media acquisition team for Alexis Vila.Team Diana
From Left to Right: Amber Robertson, Ben Cathey
Amber is a sophomore from Miami, Florida who is majoring in Media Management and Political Science. She is part of the media acquisition team for Diana.
Ben is a junior from Wake Forest, North Carolina who is majoring in Broadcast Journalism and Meteorology. He is part of the media acquisition team for Diana.
Jun Zhu (also known as Shell) is currently a multimedia journalism graduate student at the University of Miami. She has been accumulating extensive experience in video documentary production and multimedia project collaboration in both China and United States, including her involvement with Special Olympics Webcasting in 2007 and 2009 as project coordinator and story coach. Shell is the editor of Diana.Team Lissette
From Left to Right: Leslie Boodry, Michael Diaz, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Michael is a junior from Queens, New York who is majoring in Electronic Media and Religious Studies. He is the editor for Lisette Perez-Carillo.
Leslie is a junior from Pensacola, Florida who is majoring in Public Relations and Political Science. She is part of the media acquisition team for Lisette Perez-Carillo.
Kelly is a senior from Stuart, Florida who is majoring in Print Journalism and English. She is part of the media acquisition team for Lisette Perez-Carillo.Team Monica
From Left to Right: Danny Parra, Nina Ruggiero, Miles Wiley
Miles is a senior from Alexandria, Virginia, who is majoring in Media Management and Political Science. He is the editor for Monica Rosell.
Danny is a junior from Miami, Florida who is majoring in Broadcast Journalism and Latin American Studies. He is a part of the media acquisition team for Monica Rosell.
Nina is a junior from New York who is majoring in Print Journalism and History. She is part of the media acquisition team for Monica Rosell.Team Robert
From Left to Right: Meredith Reilly, Dana LaMorte, Debora Rubi
Meredith is a junior from Clearwater, Florida who is majoring in Media Management and Economics. She is the editor for Robert Elias.
Debora is a junior from Mexico City, Mexico who is majoring in Print Journalism and Political Science. She is part of the media acquisition team for Robert Elias.
Dana is a junior from Staten Island, New York who is majoring in Public Relations and Biology. She is a part of the media acquisition team for Robert Elias.Team web
From Left to Right: Bethany Hickey, Sanjeev Chatterjee, Taylor Pearson
Taylor is a junior from Boston, Massachusetts who is majoring in Public Relations and Economics. She is part of the web team for the project.
Bethany is a junior from Boston, Massachusetts who is majoring in Public Relations and Political Science. She is part of the web team for the project.
With the precious help of Stéphane Leyssenne, Eva Canales
With the support of the Centre National de Cinématographie
We really thank OVERSTREAM for their adaptation of their Subtitle Tool.
Knight Center for International Media / University of Miami
Nicole Severi,Michael Stepien,Amber Robertson,Ben Cathey,Leslie Boodry,Kelly Fitzpatrick,Danny Parra,Nina Ruggiero,Dana LaMorte,Debora Rubi
Jun Zhu (Shell),Anna Brickner,Michael Diaz,Miles Wiley,Meredith Reilly
Bethany Hickey,Taylor Pearson
Mark Mocahbee, Moses Shumow
Ariel Felipe Wood
Troqua Vision Manager
Javier Casal Larion
ICAIC Production Department
Ismael Perdomo Fonseca
Yanelvis Gonz·lez MarÌn
Evelio Manfred Gay
Carlos Orlando Perez
Luca Chiari (Alegria)
Marie Camdessus,Rebecca Evans,Alexander Knetig,Michelle Zaldivar Girardot, Raquel Santos Ortiz
Gregory Trowbridge,Margaux Missika
Conceptual and Graphic Design
Karim Moreau & Eric Drier
David Despres & Bertrand Tronsson
with Stephane Leyssenne & Eva Canales
Nicolas Menet assisted by Maxime Quintard
Jules Vo-Dinh et Arnaud Lavrard / Typhon
Max Rozenoer / Overstream
Upian would also like to thank Olivier Besson, Thomas Deyries, Sebastien Brothier, Fred Bourgeais, Pauline Schleimer, Jérome Goncalves, Mathieu Chapuis, Hans Lemuet, Rémy Vuong, Laurent Cairoli et Franck Duval.
Serge Gordey,With Christine Camdessus
With support from
Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC)
Tancrède Ramonet,Janette Habel,Saul Landau
Radio television suisse
Development Managers - Web Branch
Marie-Laure Lesage,Joël Ronez
Marie Chevalier,Sascha Hartmann,Alexander Knetig,Audey Mettoudi,Anne Pradel
Current Events, Society & Geopolitics Branch
Alex Szalat,Gilles Carrière,
Cécile Braun,Céline Chevalier