U.S. Embassy Havana Presents the American Film Showcase for the First Time in Decades



Press Release 

U.S. Embassy Havana 

Havana, Cuba 

June 28, 2023 


The U.S. Embassy in Havana organized a series of film screenings through the University of Southern California’s American Film Showcase June 22 to June 25.  The screenings were a collaboration between the U.S. Embassy in Havana and the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry.   

 The American Film Showcase is the U.S. Department of State’s premier film diplomacy program.  Thorough the Showcase, U.S. embassies in over 60 countries organize screenings, workshops, and master classes annually.  It offers global audiences’ insight into American society and culture through film and collaborations with local filmmakers.  The films shown in Havana dealt with an array of social themes relevant to both the United States and Cuba, including racial discrimination, LGBTQIA+ rights, gender issues, and civil rights. 

 This year, the Embassy featured the following films:  

 Black Art: In the Absence of Light by Sam Pollard  

John Lewis: Good Trouble by Dawn Porter 

Changing the Game by Michael Barnett 

The Queen of Basketball by Ben Proudfoot 

Tina by Daniel Lindsay & T.J. Martin 

 For more information about the U.S. Embassy’s Public Diplomacy Programs, please follow the U.S. Embassy’s social media pages at @USEMBCUBA on all major platforms.