Nivardo and Ismael, in their seventies, produce charcoal to survive in Cuba's current economic climate. Night after night, the two best friends watch a transformation process, hidden behind thick smoke. Surrounded by darkness, they struggle and do not give up in the face of dangerous and exhausting work. Only their mutual support keeps them going. Exhausted, they distract themselves for a while and risk the fruits of their efforts.
Davide Tisato came into contact with the world of cinema at the age of 18, working as a projectionist in a small provincial cinema. This encounter with 35mm film material aroused his interest in cinema and led him to create video art pieces. During his studies in sociology, carried out in Spain, Portugal and France, he created several interdisciplinary projects between social sciences and audiovisual forms of expression. He also began to use methodologies from visual anthropology in his research. His passion for filmmaking led him to do the master's degree "Creative Documentary" at EICTV in San Antonio de los Baños in 2018. After his studies, he stayed longer in Cuba to make Carbón, his first professionally produced documentary. Today, he continues to work on projects that lie between cinema and social sciences.
A film by Davide Tisato
France - Cuba / 2020 / 26' / Spanish VOSTFR
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