Ceramics Factory in San Jose de Las Lajas is the only in Cuba producing white ceramics. Its employees strive to achieve, with their daily effort, an improvement and intend to participate in the local parade for May 1st. This documentary follows the life inside the factory: its dynamics and production, the relationship between workers and the moments of pause and the work flow. Through the work of the protagonist, her behavior and relationships, the film conveys the approach to questions about the present and future of Cuba.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Cláudia Alves (Lisbon, 1980) lives and works in Portugal. She recently graduated in documentary filmmaking at the international film school of San Antonio de Los Baños (Cuba) founded by García Marquez and another important Latin-American intellectuals. She was graduated in Fine Arts Faculty of Lisbon and she also studied printmaking and painting in the Fine Arts’ Academy of Brera, in Milan. Since 2003, she started often using video support in her visual work. Moved by the interest of the public art issues, she lived and worked in Barcelona in 2004. Visiting the exhibition “Documentary Fictions” in the same city she felt definitely seduced by documentary filmmaking. In 2006 she finished her first documentary after concluding an intensive course with the Portuguese filmmaker Margarida Cardoso. Since that moment she conciliated her job as art teacher with the activity of filmmaking. Cláudia worked in several short films as director and cinematographer.
Regoufe - Ser un Ser Humano - serie documental (2011)/ Hacer es la mejor manera de decir (2011)/ Compacta y Revolucionaria (2011)/ El Cartero (2011)/ Lessons in Process (2010)/ Brigada Intramuros (2010)/ For my grandmother (2010)/ Pasajeros (2009)/ Refeição/ Almuerzo (2009)/ Cochiquera (2009) / Domínio Privado (2009)/ A Ocasião Seguinte (2008)/ A Ocasião (2005) / Kiwi (2005)/ Belém (2005)