Segura explores her father’s troubled past and its connection to the Cuban Revolution. Tamara Segura’s NFB feature documentary Seguridad premieres at Miami Film Festival.

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March 5, 2024 – Toronto – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

Tamara Segura’s deeply personal National Film Board of Canada (NFB) feature-length documentary Seguridad will have its world premiere at the Miami Film Festival, which takes place April 5 to 14.

Once named “Cuba’s youngest soldier” in a publicity stunt, the Newfoundland-based filmmaker uncovers a family secret that compels her to explore her father’s troubled past and its connection to the Cuban Revolution in Seguridad.

Segura will be in attendance at the world premiere in Miami, home to the largest Cuban-American community.

More about the film

Seguridad by Tamara Segura
Produced by Annette Clarke and Rohan Fernando
Executive produced by Annette Clarke, John Christou and Rohan Fernando
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In her feature documentary Seguridad, Newfoundland-based filmmaker Tamara Segura—once named “Cuba’s youngest soldier” in a militia publicity stunt—portrays her troubled relationship with her alcoholic father, Jorge, in the context of the Cuban Revolution.

When Segura accepts a scholarship to study film in Canada, the move offers crucial distance from her father—and a political system that turned her birth on December 2, Day of the Cuban Armed Forces, into a publicity stunt, figuratively enlisting her in the reserves.

She returns to Cuba after four years away, camera in hand, hoping to make amends. But Jorge’s sudden death just days after her arrival forces Segura to explore his troubled past and the role Cuba’s highly militarized system played in his downfall.

Through a series of deeply personal on-camera interviews with her immediate family, Segura unearths long-held secrets that ultimately tell a story of resilience and profound love between family members.

Seguridad artfully weaves a lifetime’s worth of still photographs into its intimate narrative, which offers a rare glimpse into the inner lives of Cubans in the post-revolutionary era.

“My relationship with my father did not end with his death,” says Segura, whose surname is the Spanish word for “safe,” a concept Jorge’s erratic behaviour often upended. “Forgiving [my father] is an ongoing process with ups and downs that may last my lifetime.”

About Tamara Segura

Cuban-Canadian filmmaker Tamara Segura graduated from the prestigious International Film School of San Antonio de los Baños (EICTV). Her films have received awards in Spain, Cuba, Canada and Mexico.

Based in Newfoundland since 2012, she has worked with the National Film Board of Canada on a number of films, including Song for Cuba (2014)Becoming Labrador (2018) and now, Seguridad.

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