New York Citizen Cinema film screening

Film workshop at the Hemispheric Institute


Tuesday, June 20, 2023 | 6PM EST | Hemispheric Institute, 20 Cooper Square, 5th FL

The Hemispheric Institute is honored to invite you to the film screening of the New York Citizen Cinema Workshop, directed by Mellon artist-in-residence Juan Carlos Alom.

Workshop participants will present the projects they produced over two months of filming, developing, and editing. The result are eleven short 16 mm films that range from the intimate to the political, and delve into historical and family memory. Working with performance and documentary, some of the films rehearse classic cinematic forms, while others have been created to be part of multimedia artistic projects.


  • Javier Caso
  • Javier Castro
  • Gilliam De la Torre
  • Paola Fiterre
  • Harold García V
  • Juan Camilo Moreno
  • Patrick Mosquera
  • Geandy Pavón
  • Grethell Rasúa
  • Liliet Reyes
  • Leanne Russell

NYU students, faculty, and staff may enter using their NYU ID. All non-NYU attendees must RSVP in advance.

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Juan Carlos Alom

Juan Carlos Alom, born in Cuba in 1964, is a filmmaker and photographer who has exhibited throughout Cuba, the Americas, Europe, and South Africa. Starting his career as a photojournalist in 1990s Cuba, Alom developed an artistic vision that responded to that period of crisis' need for spontaneity. Among the films that Alom has directed are Una Harley recorre la Habana (1998, “A Harley Travels Around Havana”), Habana Solo (2000), Evidencia (2001), Iroko (2004), and Diario (2009). A retrospective of his 16mm films was screened at the 2018 Los Angeles festival “Ism, Ism, Ism: Experimental Cinema in Latin America.” Recent group exhibitions include “Without Masks: Contemporary Afro-Cuban Art,” Audain Gallery, Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver (2014), and “On the Horizon,” Pérez Art Museum, Miami (2017), among many others. Solo exhibitions have taken place at San Francisco Art Institute, Buzz Art Gallery, Miami; University of Connecticut Jorgensen Gallery; and El Apartamento Gallery, Havana. His work is held in permanent collections at Cuba’s Museum of Fine Arts; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Ludwig Forum for International Art, Germany; Fototeca de Pachuca, Mexico; the Pérez Art Museum; the University of Texas’s Blanton Museum of Art; Museo Reina Sofia and Tate Modern. In 2000, Time Magazine selected Alom as one of the photographers of the millennium in Latin America.

Hemispheric Institute
20 Cooper Square, 5th floor
New York, NY 10003

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