Memories of Underdevelopment

Think Cinema presents Memories of Underdevelopment the second screeening in a three month season exploring the subversive aesthetics in so-called “Third Cinema”

The film follows Sergio through his life after the departure of his wife, parents and friends in the wake of the Bay of Pigs incident.
Critically acclaimed, Memories Of Underdevelopment was Alea’s fifth feature and perhaps his most revolutionary masterpiece. His radical approach to this film by blending narrative, still photography and rare documentary footage to expose Castro’s regime contradictions, makes Memories Of Underdevelopment a distinctive example on the Third Cinema ethos and that is to juxtapose new compositional structures and genres to challenge viewers and increase social consciousness about issues of power, nationhood, identity and oppression around the world.

John Mraz perfectly described Memories Of Underdevelopment as a “film insists that what we see is a function of how we believe, and that how we believe is what our history has made of us”.

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