with Omar Valentin Herrera
Regie: Valerie-Malin Schmid
Kamera: David Aguilera Cogollo, Natalia Medina Leiva, Valerie-Malin Schmid
Montage und Dramaturgie: Rita Schwarze, Valerie-Malin Schmid
Soundmix: Henning Hein, Marek Forreiter
Sounddesign: Janis Ahnert, Matthias Rohde
Filmmusik: Mira Rachel Hanak, Joel Jaffe
Color Grading: Jule Katinka Cramer, Ewald Hentze, Fabiana Cardala
Produktion/Kooperation: Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln, 
Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión
San Antonio de los Baños und Valerie-Malin Schmid
Germany, Cuba / 2019 / 0:21:00



"Onironauta" is a painfully beautiful approach to the Republic of Cuba. The face of the afro-cuban poet Omar reflects on humanity.
As he wanders through Havana, he reminisces about farewells, memory, patriotism, and censorship. His mythical poetry takes us through a dimension in which past, present, and dream interweave into an immersive journey. The poetry of the local, Omar, combined with the observational 16 mm images of Cuban everyday life, create a deep feeling of the complexity of life on an isolated island, the feeling of mortality and the fear of a human of being invisible.


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