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West Coast Premiere

The Fugitives

Directed by Damian Sainz Edwards

Cuba | 12 minutes | 2021

The night spooks Orestes who is in a thick tropical forest holding a machete and furiously looking for Damián, his younger brother. In the shadows, Orestes discovers the young man having sex with another man. Orestes, in shock, wields his machete. Damián faces him with pride. Suddenly, when a greater danger surprises them, it’s Damián who protects Orestes with a gesture that will change their lives forever.
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Damián Sainz is a Cuban filmmaker with studies in the International Film School in San Antonio de Los Baños (EICTV, Cuba) and in the Cinema du Réel Department at HEAD Genève. His works, focused on LGBTQ and Afro culture on the island, have been selected and awarded in several international film festivals like Ficunam, Documentamadrid, Morelia, Xposed, Havana, and Freiburg. Since 2018, he organizes and curates Cineclub CUIR, an independent project of film exhibition in Cuba with a clear queer, feminist, and antiracist vision. He has been invited as a professor by Universities in Cuba, the United States, México, and Spain. Sainz’s most recent work is the short film “The Fugitives,” which explores the characters of his debut film, Fallen.
Film Title in Spanish Los Cimarrones
Type of Film Short
Country of Origin Cuba
Year Film Was Completed 2021
Runtime 12 minutes
Social media Handles @autonautafilms (IG)
Director Damian Sainz Edwards
Written by Laura Conyedo Barral, Damian Sainz Edwards
Producers Viana Gonzalez
Cinematography Denise Guerra Ribas
Edited by Liana Domínguez
Sound Design Marco Salaverría
Art Direction Evelyn Batista
Main Cast Reynier Morales, César Domínguez