22-28 Sept 2021
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Years of Light

Years of Light

In 1958, in Cuba’s Sierra Maestra, Gregorio Rivera was ordered to fight alongside Fidel Castro’s rebel army not with a weapon, but with his camera. Now “Goyo” tells his story. However, at 93 years of age, his memory is not as precise as the photos he used to take.

Years of Light (2013)




Spanish, with English subtitles




Aldemar Matias

Aldemar Matias

Aldemar Matias

Aldemar Matias was born in Brazil in 1985. Currently he is completing a degree in Documentary Directing at the International School of Film and Television of San Antonio de los Baños (EICTV), Cuba. Relative, his award-winning short about HIV testing in indigenous communities in the Amazon, was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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