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.
The DOC NOW Festival celebrates the work of established and
emerging documentary practitioners from Ryerson University's
Master of Fine Arts program in Documentary Media. Established in 2007,
Ryerson's Documentary Media program is the only MFA degree program
in Canada dedicated to developing tomorrow's documentary filmmakers
and visual artists. The program contributes to Canada's world-renowned
reputation for excellence in documentary by nurturing new talent and
fostering innovative critical approaches.