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it's show time for Cuba's independent filmmakers the communist government this week legalize the country's independent film industry in a move that should facilitate production until now Cuba's independent filmmakers have scrambled to produce movies due to the lack of legal recognition often struggling to obtain permits to film and public spaces import equipment or raise funds by Cuba's movie industry welcomes the long awaited news many are skeptical as the ideological department of the Communist Party we'll continue to vet the phones shown in Cuban theaters much of famous there are many issues that independent filmmakers touch upon but the official filmmakers do not tackle them or treat them in a soft away all these generates the feeling that in Cuba for years now you can produce films really you can make your film your documentary your animation your short film but you have no way to show it because there is independent film production with notes independent cinema there is no independent exhibition circuit because all the holes belong to the state so with this new law that remains the same and is going to turn into a problem that still needs to be solved , after the leftist revolution the government in nineteen fifty nine established the Cuban film institute which has been responsible for producing and financing movies , but a majority of Cuba's filmmakers now work outside of state institutions double seven opinion that I personally consider the independent production in Cuba to be more relevant than the official one I can say that in Cuba at the moment there are around fifty independent producers are going to be probably legally registered now , this is on Saturday which means Cuba could produce more indie flicks like the two thousand and sixteen drama sunshine Andreas which earned international awards but was suppressed at home in Havana