Cubanacan: A Revolution of Forms is based on the real people and actual events surrounding the creation of Escuela Nacional de Arte, (now ISA) the Cuban National Art Schools. This story is a political, cultural, and personal drama of classic proportions with an epic arc, passionate characters, and intense conflicts.
Architect Ricardo Porro was commissioned in 1961 by Fidel Castro to build “the finest art schools in all the world” on the site of the Havana Country Club on the outskirts of Havana.
The schools were never fully completed due to shifting economic and political priorities. However, they did open in 1965 are used to this day. Turning out some of the world’s most accomplished artists, musicians, and dancers.