Rut Karin Zettergren

 
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The new generation

2015
Filmed in Cuba 2009 and 2010
HD video 2 x 15 min
Installation 1 big projection, 1 small screen

The Lost Generation is a two-channel video installation. One of the channels is a documentary dance film recorded in Cuba in 2009 and 2010 by Danis Napoles Cisneros and Rut Karin Zettergren. It follows a group of young Cuban Reggaeton dancer from the generation that grew up in the 90s during the so-called special period that occurred during Cuba's economic crisis that followed the Soviets disbanded after the Cold War. By depicting the culture around it Cubas
Reggaeton culture want filmmakers to give a picture of a young generation relative to the communist system .

The second video channel is an essayistic story based on the filmmaker's notes from her stay in Palma Soriano where the movie was filmed. It is a mix of a study of popular culture from a historical and political perspective, thoughts on visual anthropology, voyeurism and a self- reflective texts about the filmmaker's role, romanticizing of politics and travel.