The internet in Cuba is very slow. Movies, television, and information are exchanged through a black market system of media distribution via external hard drives known as “el paquete semanal.”
Armageddon 2 is an experimental narrative short film produced during Black Factory Cinema's Filmmaking in Cuba workshop taught by Werner Herzog in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. The film was selected by Herzog as one of the top ten films from the workshop and received international festival distribution through Black Factory Cinema.
The film premiered at the Locarno Film Festival where it was awarded the Pardi di Domani Special Jury Mention Award. It has been selected and screened at over 10 International film festivals.
Locarno Film Festival
International Film Festival Rotterdam
Valdivia International Film Festival
Havana Film Festival
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur
Uppsala International Film Festival
Pančevo Film Festival
Janela Internacional de Cinema Recife
DOC Buenos Aires
Pardi di Domani Special Jury Mention Locarno Film Festival
Desist Film - Valdivia Film Festival Highlights
Indiewire - Filmmaking in Cuba with Werner Herzog