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Laimir Fano Villaescusa

Graduate Student, PhD Program
Critical Media Practice, Performance Studies, Directing, Film Theory and Historiography, Postcolonial Studies, Narrative Theory, Screenwriting, Latin American and Caribbean Cinemas, Film and Memory
Education and Training: 
M.A., Film and Digital Media, University of California, Santa Cruz
M.F.A., Cinematic Arts, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Diploma in Film Directing, International Film and Television School of San Antonio de Los Baños (EICTV), Cuba
Laimir is a Cuban filmmaker and scholar specializing in screen performance. His current research seeks to resituate our understanding of the dynamics between acting, the technologies of cinema, and processes of subjectification. Laimir’s films on the performance of Cuban identity and cultural memory have been showcased at international film festivals and venues such as Tribeca Film Festival (US), Shanghai International Film Festival (China), Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival (Colombia), Huesca Film Festival (Spain), the Institute of International Visual Arts (UK), Anthology Films Archives (US), and Havana Film Festival (Cuba), among others. He holds a diploma in Film Directing from Cuba’s International Film and Television School of San Antonio de Los Baños (EICTV), an M.F.A in Cinematic Arts from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and an M.A in Film and Digital Media from The University of California, Santa Cruz. At present, Laimir is a Ph.D. candidate in Film and Digital Media at UC Santa Cruz.