Camagüey City, - As the most public of all private interviews presented reporter Yanetsy León the TV interview Dayana: wings spreaded in the wind, a work about journalism student Dayana Cardona González, released as part of the Tenth Written Press Festival in the territory.
The contagious energy coming from Dayana was always one of the motives considered by senior Journalism student Gianny López Brito to produce this film supported by Las Tunas TV station (Tunas Visión) and journalist Yanetsy León, from Camagüey.
Both created a ten minutes film to show Dayana as the “absolute star” of this testimony, taking absolute care of keeping “images working on their own”.
The audience was touched by the story of this 20 years old young girl who suffers from atrophy in the spinal cord that prevents her from breathing and walking by herself but not from firmly struggling through life.
Those who know her, found in those moving pictures the essence of someone who never stops putting herself to the test, someone who challenges her own intellectual abilities and thinks of the world as better place to be built.
The report was also a way of showing the Cardona-González family, a tiny one, as Dayana likes to refer to. Marlene is a loving, dedicated mother; Frank, the father, is the “gentleman” who works to support the family; his face lights up when he sees his “little princess” back at home, they both share a passion for stamp collecting: Dayana likes birds meanwhile her father prefers soccer.
Diana, the little sister is the “spoiled girl” of the family. Everyone loves her, especially Dayana. They are always together: reading, watching a film, studying or just lying on the lap of each other.
Dayana was very touched when she was able to watch the testimony, “I am never nervous when I am interviewed but this time was different, for me it was more than a dialogue, I thank very much the producers”.
As Yanetsy said, it was a moment of “a lot of contained emotion”. Dayana was sincere and profound always: for her parents, extraordinary human beings, for the rest of the people who were there. Everyone thought how big she is and the country which provided her the necessary strength to keep her going and spreading his wings to the wind.
Translated by Luis Viamontes for Adelante Online.