In 1962 a Cuban ambassador, his wife and three young daughters sought political asylum in Canada. Eleven years in the making, "I AM ARBESU" by filmmaker Christiane Arbesu takes the viewer on an unprecedented journey. In true cinema verite style, we see the reunion of a family through the eyes of the youngest daughter of a former diplomat who defected from the country that appointed him an ambassador. Half a century later, President Obama opened relations with Cuba allowing Christiane to embark on a once forbidden odyssey to discover the family and country she never knew. What she found will break your heart and lift your spirits in equal measure.
UNITED LATINO FILM FESTIVAL 3rd Place Documentary Short 2019
LOLA AWARD Philadelphia Latino Film Festival Honorable Mention 2019
Official Selection La Femme International Film Festival 2019
Official Selection International Women’s Film Festival 2019
Official Selection San Francisco Latino Film Festival 2019
Docs Without Borders Film Festival 2020