After visiting Pyong-yang 12 years ago, the director embarked on a journey to find the meaning of freedom´, which ends in 1996 with her trip to Havana. And she put out this film, her first, which means, ´island´. ´For those born with their freedom, it may seem like a simple choice, but I think it is something more. I believe that freedom gives us an opportunity to create and act, and this film gave me a sense of freedom and joy to my life´. From this passage we can assume the importance of freedom this former actor turned director must have felt at places where freedom is oppressed. 4 people from different backgrounds and different conceptions of freedom who live in Havana 1996; Chinese Rorgio (age 81), Andre (48), Lesly (30), Katiuska (13)-through their voices we embark on a journey through Havana and Cuba, searching for the meaning of freedom. To conclude, this film will reach your mind and senses, photographer Michael Beine´s black and white photos were cleverly juxtaposed, creating a photo documentary more exciting than looking at color pictures. And the sounds of trains, a knife, waves, sounds of children, and sounds of the street all contribute to creating a sound documentary. After looking, hearing and feeling this film, it feels as though one is aboard the train from Havana.
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