DOKUMENTARFILM von Tareq Daoud (2011)
Camera: Heidi Hassan
Sound: Tareq Daoud
Editor: Luise Hüsler
Production: Tanoa Despland, Zeitgeist
The Ranchería is a small isolated village in the mountains of the province of Guantánamo, Cuba. The peasant community that lives there is descended from the original inhabitants of the island. Five centuries after the genocide perpetrated by the Spanish colonists against their Native American ancestry, In Absentia explores through their specific case the broader question of the survival and transmission of a culture.