docnow 2017 / A Su Propio Ritmo (At Its Own Rhythm)

Artist Statement

A Su Propio Ritmo explores the artist’s personal impressions of the historical significance of the Cuban Revolution, as seen through the lens of the Noticiero ICAIC Latinoamericano (Latin American Newsreel). Launched in 1960 and produced continuously until 1990, the Newsreel documented the revolutionary movements of Cuba and the rest of the ‘Third World’. Western media, mostly controlled by vast US news conglomerates, told the story of the Cuban Revolution and shaped public opinion about it. The ICAIC Newsreel tells the other side of the story; it is a story of a nation struggling to fight for their independence and self-determination.

About The Artist

Jorge Ayala is an artist whose practice focuses on temporality, ephemerality, and immersive experiences, with a current focus on themes of memory, identity, nationality, and migration in Latin American cinema. His thesis research involves Cuban documentary newsreels and its restoration/digitization process. Jorge obtained his BFA in New Media at Ryerson University, works at the Ryerson Image Centre as an interactive media programmer, and is a freelance web developer and digital media specialist.

Jorge Ayala

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June 21, 2017

Doors at 5:30 pm
5:45pm–6:15 pm

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
506 Bloor St W
Toronto, ON M5S 1Y3
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After Party
9–12 pm
Paupers Pub
539 Bloor Street W
Toronto, ON M5S 1Y6
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