Almendron Mi Corazon

Directors: Steve and Stéphanie James
2008, Guadeloupe / Cuba
Spanish, with English subtitles
Documentary short 52 minutes


A celebration of Cuba’s “American beauties”—over 60,000 vintage cars that are still driven on the island’s streets and country roads. These US-built cars were all bought before the Revolution of 1959, and their longevity is considered a symbol of the resilience and ingenuity of the Cuban people.

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Trinidadian Steve James has worked in a number of artistic fields including music and film and is a successful writer and composer, sound engineer and director. James is Technical and Artistic Director of Shakti Productions, a company formed with his partner, Stéphanie James, in 2002. Shakti’s work includes Women West Indies Diaspora, a film featuring successful Caribbean women who are our cultural ambassadors all over the world.

Martinique-born, Stéphanie James is a translator and public relations consultant with an interest in regional affairs, whether cultural, economic or political. She seeks to use her television work as a means to bring Caribbean countries closer together. James is head of Production and Administrator of Shakti Productions.



Wed 21 Sept 12.00pm + Thur 29 Sept 2.00pm, MovieTowne

Date: Sun 17 Jul, 2011
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