El Paquete:
Cuba on a flash drive

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In Cuba, access to Internet is limited, connections are slow and censorship generalized. To make up for this low connectivity, several strategies were developed, among which, the phenomenon known as el Paquete Semanal, or “the weekly package”, a collection of films of a Terabyte, made each week and illegally distributed throughout the country on flash drives. The artists Nestor Siré and Julie Weist took interest in what is now called the Cuban Netflix. They imagined an installation mixing archives and mass culture broadcast.

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