A PARADISE (UN PARAISO)

In this haunting documentary about human loss, a Cuban family mourns the suicide of their 12-year-old son. As the family struggles to make peace with what happened, complex questions arise as it becomes clear that this kind of tragedy affects not only them, but also the larger community in harrowing ways.

  • Director
  • Jayisha Patel

    Jayisha Patel is an award-winning filmmaker from London whose films have been shown at festivals such as the Berlinale, New York, and AFI Silverdocs. Her first short film, “Gentle Men,” which she shot while studying at the International Film and TV School, Cuba, went on to be nominated for over 36 international awards and was recognized by the British Council as exemplary British filmmaking. Her current project, set in India, is commissioned by Al Jazeera.