CAMAGÜEY.- Isabel Santos is presented first as an actress, because Cuba has known her in front of the camera, but she also knows how to directa film, as has just confirmed here in her homeland, with the documentary Glory City.

Last night she presented this audiovisual related with the history of a settlement on the north coast of the current municipality of Sierra de Cubitas, told primarily by the writer Enrique Cirules, who was able to talk with William Stokes, the last of the Americans in the Glory City.

Before the screening in the courtyard of the Office of the Historian of the City of Camagüey (OHCC), Isabel Santos referred to the previous night, 5 February, when she made the premier in the village displayed in her work.

"They had to be the first spectators. It was a good projection, with good sound. I was moved like them," emphasized the director who, time after in an exchange with journalists and young directors referred to her bonding with that place, where she lived with her parents.

This co-production of the ICAIC and the OHCC of 40 minutes explores deep in the feeling of the roots, and vindicates the balm of the collective memory that keeps it alive to those Americans who arrived deceived, and with his work founded and fed the splendor of Glory, until the cyclone of 1932 was the outburst.

With Glory City also pay off your debt of gratitude to the director Humberto Solás, who was interested in doing that audiovisual, and was the first person who assured him that in addition to the wooden performance also she had to tell.

Isabel Santos deserved by this documentary, the El Mégano Award of the Federation of Film Clubs of Cuba and the Prize of the Circle of Culture of the Union of Journalists of Cuba, collateral laurels of 39 Film Festival of Havana, 2017.

Translated by Linet Acuña Quilez