Tocando la Luz took home the Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award for the best first-time documentary feature at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival! We’re honored and very grateful to Full Frame for supporting our work. Thank you to everyone who saw the film, and messaged us to say how much they were moved by the three unforgettable Cuban women at the heart of it.
If you’re in Durham at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, join Tocando la Luz director/producer Jennifer Redfearn at the Speakeasy Conversations – Sensitive Storytelling at 12:15pm. Listen to filmmakers discuss firsthand their experience in building trust, being present for challenging moments, and developing empathy without condescension. Hear from Jennifer about her experience making the film in Havana, Cuba then see it during its World Premiere tomorrow at 4:10 in Cinema 4!
(Margarita from a scene in Tocando la Luz)
Tocando la Luz (Touch the Light) is in consideration for five awards at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, including the Jury Award, Inspiration Award, Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award, Center for Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award and the Audience Award! Catch the World Premiere of Tocando la Luz on April 11th at 4:00pm.
We’re very excited to share Tocando la Luz (Touch the Light) with the world, starting with the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and Ashland Independent Film Festival. We were initially drawn to Cuba because of its rich culture, complex political history and fierce independence as a small island nation. We traveled to Havana looking for an unexpected story that offered a new way of understanding Cuba. Our hope is that this film gives audiences a picture of life in Cuba that is irreducible, as well as warm, illuminating and deeply human.