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For the First Time

Cuba, 1967 (MIFF 1972)

Director: Octavio Cortázar

A mobile projection unit visits a village in the distant, mountainous regions of Cuba, where no film has ever been screened. During the performance, the camera captures the expressions of adults and children, as they watch Modern Times.

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