Movie poster - Soy libre - Andrea Roggon

Soy libre - I am free

A documentary by Andrea Roggon

Completed 

Synopsis

Faces, sounds and voices from Havana. Off-screen and with complete honesty, Cubans tell us about their idea of freedom. "It is a lie I have repeated so often, I have started to believe it: I am free." They are very well aware of the restrictions placed on them as human beings: "I can do whatever I want, but only within a clearly defined context, place and time." Public enemy number one is Yoani Sánchez, a female blogger who exposes the nature of the system in her articles. Her aim with her blog, Generación Y, is to overcome her apathy and silence. "Freedom is the freedom to scream in public that you are not free," she says. Many desperate Cubans have braved the hazardous crossing to the United States. But in the words of poet Konstantinos P. Kavafis you will always be walking the streets of Havana wherever you go - you can't shake off the past. The peaceful, beautifully framed street scenes and exceptional soundtrack supplement the stories told in this production by Baden-Württemberg Film Academy student Andrea Roggon. The people shown in the film are not those speaking. We watch them as they get crammed onto the bus, or wash their hair. We see puddles on the street, rolling waves, like mirrors.

 

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Crew

SCREENPLAY / DIRECTION Andrea Roggon 

CINEMATOGRAPHY Hagen Schönherr / Petra Lisson

STEADICAM Hagen Schönherr

MONTAGE Julia Böhm / Andrea Roggon 

SOUND Eduardo Cáceres Staackmann

SOUND DESIGN Bastus Trump / Eduardo Cáceres Staackmann 

MUSIC Clangoin / Oliver Frick / Mirella Kern /

Niko Lazarakopoulos / Thorsten Puttenat 

TITLEDESIGN / ARTWORK Roland Matusek 

COMPOSITING Holger Hummel / Martin Minsel  

PRODUCTION Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg 

PRODUCER Andrea Roggon / Hagen Schönherr / Daniellis Hernandez

 

FORMAT HDCAM

RATIO 1:1.85

SOUND Stereo

DURATION 87 Minuten 

Screenings

Tage des Dokumentarfilms Ludwigsburg, Germany

11.10.10 

34. Duisburger Filmwoche, Germany

6.11.10

Idfa International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, Netherlands

18.11.10 / 21.11.10 / 22.11.10 / 23.11.10   

2010 Firenze Festival dei Popoli, Italy

International competition 

19.11.10 / 20.11.10

32. Festival Max Ophüls Preis Saarbrücken, Germany

Wettbewerb Dokumentarfilm

19.01.11 / 21.01.11 / 22.01.11

Cine Latino Filmfestival Stuttgart/Tübingen, Germany

16.04.2011 / 17.04.11

Distrital Mexico 

1.06.11 / 3.06.11 / 5.06.11

Festival des deutschen Films, Rhein-Neckar, Germany

16.06.11 / 18.06.11 / 19.06.11

Euganea Film Festival Padua, Italy

1.07.11 - 17.07.11 

Golden Apricot - 8th Yerevan International Film Festival, Armenia

International competition

10.07.11 - 17.07.11

Vancouver Latin American Filmfestival , Canada

Al Jazeera Documentary Award

1.09.11 - 11.09.11

Argentinische Filmtage Leipzig, Germany

Special Screening

29.09.11/ 30.09.11

Document 9 -International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Glasgow, Scotland

Opening film

20.10.11

FLAHERTIANA - XI International Documentary Film Festival, Russia
International competition

tba (11.-17.10.11)

 

13 Festival mundial poesia sin fin, OMNI, Cuba

10.12.11, 21.12.11

 

Cinema

Kommunales Kino im alten Wiehrebahnhof Freiburg, Germany

23.03.11 - 25.03.11

Autorentage am Schauspielhaus Stuttgart, Germany

19.03.11

Kino Cinegreth Überlingen, Germany  

20.04.11 / 4.05.11 / 18.05.11

Cinema Filmtheater Münster, Germany

Lateinamerikanische Filmreihe

06.07.11

Lamm Lichtspiele Erlangen
12.02.12

 

Awards

JURY PRIZE OF THE AL JAZEERA DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION

Vancouver Latin American Filmfestival , Canada

Special Jury Mention for Soy libre

FLAHERTIANA - XI International Documentary Film Festival, Russia

CALIGARI AWARD

Friends of the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Studentship for a one year student residency at the international film school EICTV in Cuba

Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg