The Arts and Cultural Bridge Foundation kicked off 2017 with its third cultural exchange artist, Cuban filmmaker Claudia Rojas.

Claudia first presented her work in the US during the 2013 Cuban Women Filmmakers U.S. Showcase. Later the same year, a Women In Film LA delegation to the International Film Festival in La Habana, Cuba was organized. Claudia and other Cuban filmmakers participated in meetings, studio visits, presentations and gatherings with U.S. filmmakers and shared experiences and insights into the film industry in Cuba.

Claudia documented the foundation’s first cultural exchange filming LA based performance artist Amy Kaps at the 8th Annual Bienal de La Habana at Nelson Dominguez’s studio in La Habana Vieja in May 2015.

I am grateful for the cultural exchange and happy to return to Cuba with several new works. Thank you to the Arts and Cultural Bridge Foundation for introducing me to so many great people and for your work that helps my country rise. - Claudia Rojas