OUR BOLDEST ORIGINAL FILM
The story of Cuban youth in their struggle for peace take center stage in a record-breaking concert featuring international stars.
Directed by Janelle Gueits
Produced by Chris Gueits
Winner of the Orson Welles Director's Award (2016)
Official Selection at Film Festivals (2015-2016)
Over 25 Features in the Press
Standing Ovations in The World + City Premieres
inLA, NYC, & MIAMI (2017)
THE BEHIND THE SCENES STORY
While the film earned high praise across the U.S. in festivals and premieres,
it's public release was repeatedly stopped by intense political pressures.
After many years and countless failed attempts, it was put away in the vault.
Today, the latest effort is on it's way and independent platform is being built to
release it (2023). The full story behind the scenes will be shared there.
Wish us luck and sign-up for the announcement.
ORSON WELLES DIRECTOR'S AWARD (2016)
Half a century will change one day
"A rousing, impassioned study...of peace activism in Cuba." - VARIETY
"We witness the forces of culture and politics in changing hearts and minds." - DOC NYC
"It hit me in the soul." - Eduardo Placer.
"A rousing, impassioned study"- Variety
"Best documentary I have ever seen." - Karla Vargas.
"The most powerful movie about Cuba. " - Lucy Adams
"The biggest event for peace in history and precursor to changes in Cuba." - DOC NYC
from the world premiere
Set against the musical backdrop of the historic Peace Without Borders concert in Havana, the 13 Million Voices traces the personal ten-year (2004-2014) journey of its protagonists to tell the stories of Cuba’s forgotten youth. As the path of the biggest international names in Latin music, youth protagonists, and the 1.3 million in attendance intersect, a concert is transformed into the voice of a generation.
“Covering a span of ten years, the film looks at the buildup to and aftermath of the 2009 Peace Without Borders concert in Havana that assembled some of the biggest names in Latin American music. We witness the forces of culture and politics in changing hearts and minds.” - DOC NYC
“[The] film captures the essence of the struggle between modern day Cuba and the outside world. Her film presents the viewer with a unique glimpse of the way the system in Cuba works and how it clashes with anything foreign to their own agenda. The concert features performances by Juanes, Miguel Bosé, Orishas, Olga Tañón, Carlos Varela, X Alfonso, and many others.” - Miami International Film Festival
FESTIVALS + PREMIERES
HARVARD FILM FESTIVAL - SCREENING 2017
SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE + SCREENINGS 2016-2017
LOS ANGELES PREMIERE - SCREENING 2016
ORSON WELLES DIRECtOR'S AWARD - WINNER 2016
TIBURON FILM FESTIVAL - OFFICIAL SELECTION 2015
KEY WEST FILM FESTIVAL - OFFICIAL SELECTION 2015
DOC NYC - OFFICIAL SELECTION 2015
MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL - OFFICIAL SELECTION 201
Original Indiegogo Campaign
A VERY SPECIAL thank you to all Indiegogo Supporters, our private Donors, Crew, and Roots of Hope for their support and patience throughout this process. This Project shows the very best of what grassroots means! May we, together, always press on to achieve the impossible...like helping to create and make a film on the biggest peace event in history!
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