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Festival in Puerto Rico

Festival in Puerto Rico

| 27 min
Candid Eye
Candid Eye
1958 14 films

Shot unscripted and unrehearsed, this NFB documentary series for television is a seminal offering in the history of doc filmmaking.


This short documentary features Canadian contralto Maureen Forrester as she sings at the Festival Casals, a musical event founded by the great Spanish cellist and conductor Pablo Casals and sponsored annually by the Puerto Rican government. Part concert film, part tourism film, Festival in Puerto Rico offers viewers candid glimpses of mid-20th century Puerto Rico intercut with performance footage of Forrester and her husband, violinist-conductor Eugene Kash.

  • director
    Wolf Koenig
    Roman Kroitor
  • editing
    Wolf Koenig
    Roman Kroitor
  • producer
    Roman Kroitor
  • executive producer
    Tom Daly
  • script
    Strowan Robertson
  • photography
    Michel Brault


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