The Eternal Night (La noche eterna)

Actions Panel

The Eternal Night (La noche eterna)

Film Screening and Discussion

By FIU Cuban Research Institute

When and where

Date and time

Sunday, June 11 · 5 - 7pm EDT


FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus Room 140, Graham Center 11200 Southwest 8th Street Miami, FL 33199

About this event

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

The Eternal Night" is the story of three young Cuban men who were condemned for their beliefs and their creations. The film is based on the true story of Cuban writer and former political prisoner Néstor Díaz de Villegas. In 1974, Díaz de Villegas was sentenced to six years in prison for writing a poem. He was eighteen years old. Prior to his imprisonment, he had already been subjected to censure several times for his nonconformist attitudes, which were deemed by the revolutionary government to be “ideologically divergent.”

Directed by Coco Fusco, the film combines a dramatized version of Díaz de Villegas' prison experience with archival footage and print culture from the 1970s, as well as interviews with Díaz de Villegas and his friend, the actor and former political prisoner José Manuel Castiñeyra.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The film is in Spanish with English subtitles. The discussion will be held in Spanish and English. Cosponsored by the Frost Art Museum and the Cuban Diaspora Film Archive.

About the organizer