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Lessons in Process is an experimental documentary about a filmmaking workshop given by Canadian filmmaker/teacher Phil Hoffman at the famed Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television (EICTV) at San Antonio de los Baños in Cuba. The school was founded in 1986 by Argentinian poet and filmmaker Fernando Birri, Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez, and Cuban filmmakers Julio García Espinosa and Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, and was established to give students in Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia an opportunity to participate in the democracy of the image. Lessons in Process is a meditation on generations and legacies that touches on matters of responsibility and participation in the creation and circulation of images. It is at once a celebration of tradition, a self-examination, and an elegy.

Philip Hoffman, born in Kitchener, Ontario, lives and works in Toronto.

Format: HDV
Running time: 30 min

Funded by:

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