El Monte (The Woodland)

In Sierra Maestra, Cuba, José Manuel shares his vision of the world with his granddaughter Malena through his deep knowledge of nature’s mysteries. Plants and people have great similarities and must respect each other. José Manuel hopes that Malena will inherit the knowledge that he obtained from his father and will become a great mountain tree.


Film Stills

Image Caption: Featured image for ‘El Monte (The Woodland)’.

El Monte (The Woodland) (2018)

Short (13mins) Documentary




Spanish with subtitles


No Rating


Claudia Claremi


Sat 12 Sep 2020, ALL DAY *,

* ALL DAY films are available for viewing from
12.00 am (midnight) until 11.59 pm of the above-mentioned dates.

T+T Premiere

Claudia Claremi

Claudia Claremi

Claudia Claremi is a graduate in Documentary Film at the EICTV, International Film and TV School of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba (2018), and also in Fine Arts at the University of the Arts London, UK (2009). She has directed experimental and documentary films such as “Centella” (Firefly), “Murciélago” (Bat), “El Monte” (The Woodland) and “Patio de Butacas” (Audience). Her art projects and films have been exhibited in Cuba, Puerto Rico, the US and Spain as well as at international film festivals such as Ann Arbor (US), Alcine, Documentamadrid (Spain), MakeDox (Macedonia), Ji.hlava (Czech Rep), FIC Gibara (Cuba), MIDBO (Colombia), FCIU (Uruguay), FICGuadalajara, Oaxaca Filmfest (Mexico).

The Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival would like to acknowledge the generous support of our sponsors.

Signature Sponsor

Leading Sponsors

Festival Partners

Join Our Mailinglist

* indicates required

Contact Us

22 Jerningham Ave,
Belmont, Port of Spain,
Trinidad and Tobago, WI

1 (868) 227-8458 or
1 (868) 277-3456 (FILM)