Tribeca 2012: Politics Nation

Lucy Mulloy’s Una Noche: Javier Nuñez Florián, Anailín de la Rúa de la Torre World and national politics played an important role at the Tribeca Film Festival 2012, both on screen and off. Kim Nguyen’s War Witch, about a kidnapped African girl who is forced to become a child soldier, was chosen as the Best Narrative Feature at the festival, while Lucy Mulloy’s Una Noche, in which Cuban teenagers attempt to flee Havana for Miami, won awards for Best Director, Best Cinematography (Trevor Forrest and Shlomo Godder), and a shared award for Best Actor (Dariel Arrechada and Javier Nuñez Florián). Additionally, War Witch’s leading lady, 14-year-old Rachel Mwanza, was Tribeca’s Best Actress. The Congo-born Mwanza had previously won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival. [Full list of Tribeca 2012 winners.] Off screen, Una Noche caused a commotion after it was revealed that two of the film’s leads,
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