Todos Se Van (Everybody Leaves),
a Cuban drama about a young girl and her family's strife under the Fidel Castro regime, will screen tonight at 7:30
at the Capitol Theatre in Detroit-Shoreway.
The screening, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Baldwin Wallace Latin American Film Festival. Two additional films
, one on Sunday and one next Tuesday, will also screen at the Capitol.
There will be a community discussion following the screening.
Eight-year-old Nieve is the object of her parents’ custody battle. Her mother, Eva, is an artist who believes in the revolution and disagrees with censorship and authoritarianism. She is re-married to Dan, a Swede working on the construction of a nuclear plant. Nieve’s father Manuel is a playwright who sacrifices his artistic career to write government propaganda in a remote area of the country. Through her diary entries, Nieve reveals intimate details of a turbulent family life while painting an authentic portrait of the social and political unrest in Cuba under the rule of Castro.