Habana-Guáimaro

Video, 10h and 7 min.

La Habana,

Is a video that shows a Cuban young man in a station of Havana, in a static shot, waiting for a bus which will take him to his destination: Guáimaro. The waiting and the shoot will last 10 hours and 7 minutes, which is exactly the duration of the journey between Havana and Guáimaro.

The video was shot at La Coubre “waiting list” station. The “waiting list” stations in Cuba gather people that haven’t bought their ticket in advance. They take their number and wait until the number is called by the loudspeaker. Waiting time, however, is usually endless. The reality of the context presented by the video stresses the importance of waiting in Cuban people’s lives and the way they face it.

Fragment of 4 min from the video of 10 hours and 7 min