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Jordan Ressler First Feature Award

Director Tamara Segura will be in attendance to participate in a post-screening Q&A.

This screening is a part of the Spotlight on Cuba at Miami Film Festival, made possible with support of ArtesMiami

In her feature documentary Seguridad, Newfoundland-based filmmaker Tamara Segura—once named “Cuba’s youngest soldier” in a militia publicity stunt—portrays her troubled relationship with her father in the context of the Cuban Revolution. When Segura accepts a scholarship to study film in Canada, the move offers crucial distance from her alcoholic father. After four years, she returns to Cuba hoping to make amends. But her father’s sudden death just days after her arrival forces Segura to explore his troubled past and the role Cuba’s highly militarized system played in his downfall. Through a series of deeply personal on-camera interviews with her immediate family, Segura unearths long-held secrets that ultimately tell a story of resilience and profound love between family members.


Tamara Segura is a Cuban Canadian filmmaker who graduated from the International Film School of San Antonio de los Banos, Cuba, an acclaimed institution founded by Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez to help diversify the globe’s cinematic landscape. Segura’s films have been awarded film prizes in Spain, Cuban Canana and Mexico. Recently, Tamara has co-directed Becoming Labrador (2019), a feature-length documentary produced by the National Film Board of Canada that screened at the Closing Night of the Reelworld Festival 2019. Her short film C Sharp and D Suspended (2018), one of the finalists of the CBC Short Film Face Off contest, premiered at the East Coast Reel Gala of the FIN Festival 2018 and is available in CBC Gem.

Sponsored by ArtesMiami, FlixLatino, and Jordan Ressler Foundation.

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April 6
3:00 pm
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