Mari Rodríguez-Ichaso (b. 1943 Havana): After working in journalism, TV production and film for more than 30 years, Rodríguez-Ichaso wrote and directed the documentary Branded by Paradise, about women in Cuba, and Made in Cuba: Children of Paradise. Her films have met with success at international film festivals such as Prague's One World Human Rights Festival, the International Festivals in Karlovy Vary, and festivals in London, Miami, Chicago and New Orleans. She was the associate producer of the feature film Bitter Sugar. (Cintas in art, 2002-03)

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