Screening: ‘El Techo / The Roof’- Q&A with Director Patricia Ramos
Web 7 Nov | Centre for Contemporary Arts
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Patricia Ramos / 2017 / Fiction / Documentary / 75mins.
Three young friends with their own ambitions meet up each day to talk about their lives. Bored and looking for a better future, they decide to set up their own business with what few resources they have. The pursuit of their dream doesn’t come without a cost but this ultimately leads them to a new maturity.
Filmed entirely on the rooftops of Havana, El Techo takes an unprejudiced look at the young generation as they grapple with the socio-economic changes and challenges of contemporary Cuba.
About the Director – Patricia Ramos Patricia Ramos has a Bachelor in Spanish Studies at Havana University (1999) and Film Writing at the Cuban International School of Cinema and TV (2001). She has taught scriptwriting in Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Costa Rica and Venezuela. As well as ‘El Techo’, Ramos has directed the documentary ‘Ampárame’ (2009) and two short fiction films – ‘The Courtyard of my Home’ and ‘Nana’ in 2004.
– Spanish with English subtitles