Pierre-Elie de PIBRAC
Desmemoria, ou les oubliés du rêve révolutionnaire
Desmemoria is a testimony of the life of the Azucareros — people from sugar— living for the sugar and revolutionary from the first hour. Immersed in the heart of Cuba, I met the inhabitants of the bateyes (villages) of sugar factories still in operation or disused and the sugar workers to witness these sacrified lives and immortalize these emblematic trades, condemned to disappear. Whether ghostly or inhabited, the bateyes are the theaters of the disenchantment of Cuban society. It reigns a heavy atmosphere that highlights the loneliness, precariousness, and isolation that suffers the vast majority of suger Cubans.