Middle-earth Travelers Club in Krakow. Partik Pandwa – a lesser known face of Cuba

Partik Bandwa Director and journalist. For many years, Discovery has been associated with TVN, author of documentaries, commercials and television formats, including for Chanel Travel. Traveler, diver, passionate about people.

In a lecture on Cuba, he will talk about his encounter with artists whose voices can only be heard through art. He will take us to Matanzas – A little-known industrial city created by Cuban artists. He will show conversations with musicians playing Cuban metal and tell about the extraordinary talents that one God has bestowed on the people of this Caribbean island.


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Art as a weapon – a lesser known face of Cuba

A travel magazine is a movie about what we can’t tell in a particular world, but we can show through art. There will be no Salsa, Havana, or pretty colorful cars in the presentation. There will be religion, art, descendants of slaves, great musicians, filmmakers, sculptors, and cartoonists. Everything is under the common denominator of the Caribbean and Cuban skies – unlike anything – the world.


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Art as a weapon – a lesser known face of Cuba

“Only chance can look like a messenger of fate.” – Happens according to perfection in every Czech word, Milan Kundera. While working with a camera in one of the travel formats, I discovered it in a very perverted way. In any case, Kundera, writing about communist Czechoslovakia under the weight of the Soviet regime and tanks, seems to be an excellent starting point for my lecture on “another” Cuba.


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Art as a weapon – a lesser known face of Cuba

Why are the colorful Havana, the azure sea, and the cars from the movies in the paparazzi photos of Matanzas (an industrial city near the tourist resort of Varadero) in black and white?


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Art as a weapon – a lesser known face of Cuba

Avoiding intuitions like fire and getting to know – thanks to the messenger of fate – people who create, write, play and sculpt, I was able to at least understand a little about black and white film selection in most young boys with cameras documenting their lives in a hot Caribbean island.


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Art as a weapon – a lesser known face of Cuba

Why are there words that can’t be said but can be sung? Working on an Academy Award-winning film, will you leave Los Angeles to document the lives of the descendants of slaves in a city little forgotten by the gods?


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Art as a weapon – a lesser known face of Cuba

‘Even to me, Cuba is surreal’ I was told by a colleague who has never left the island. The more you have to believe it.


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Art as a weapon – a lesser known face of Cuba

Within an hour, in the poorest neighborhood of an industrial city, I met a director with an Oscar-winning, two-Grammy-winning movie, one of the world’s best cartoonists, and people trying to open a soul-carrying portal. ..

“The camera is my weapon, art is our voice.” This is how one of my interviewees ended the interview.

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