Filmmaker Dawn Porter visits Havana as part of the American Film Showcase

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Press Release
U.S. Embassy Havana
Havana, Cuba
February 16, 2023

Award-winning American documentary filmmaker Dawn Porter visited Havana for a series of screenings and exchanges with Cuban filmmakers and businesswomen from February 12 to 16, 2023. Her visit was sponsored by the American Film Showcase of the U.S. Department of State and the University of Southern California and will inaugurate the U.S. Embassy in Havana’s 2023 Black History Month celebrations.
Dawn Porter is the founder of Trilogy Films, an independent film production company. Her award-winning work has appeared on HBO, PBS, Discovery, and Netflix. These feature-length documentaries address social issues, such as the role of the U.S. African-American diaspora and women in modern society.
During her stay in Cuba, Porter screened her documentary, John Lewis: Good Trouble, at the Ludwig Foundation, among other locations. John Lewis: Good Trouble is a documentary that explores the late Congressman John Lewis’s pivotal role in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. Film screenings were followed by discussions with filmmakers, artists, educators, and women entrepreneurs from Cuba. During her talks, Dawn Porter discussed the importance of civil rights, diversity, inclusion, and the Afro-diaspora within the hemisphere.