The UNEAC rejects the misrepresentation actions in relation to the San Isidro Movement

The UNEAC rejects the misrepresentation actions in relation to the San Isidro Movement

Jose Marti's expression is absolutely valid: Men go on two sides: those who love and create, and those who hate and destroy. The Cuban writers and artists, whose ethical and civic responsibility no one can doubt, are committed to the work of creation and love that has made us grow and believe in the Revolution.

The Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) denounces the manifestation of the members of the so-called San Isidro Movement, who have tried to unscrupulous people who in recent days have tried to internationally impose a matrix of opinion that distorts the social and the cultural reality of our country.

Official statement of the Cuban artists, published on the official website of the UNEAC:

Since its foundation in 1961, the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) has promoted the intimate link between creation and vocation of service: the arts and letters that address and enrich the human condition and the values ​​of the Homeland. Consequently, we respect and encourage the critical component of art and its ability to reveal both the bright areas and those where conflicts and problems of the individual and society are present.

However, we cannot commune with the blackmail, the simulation and the nonsense of those who belittle and falsify the artistic exercise while also take it as a pretext to denigrate the cultural work that, for so many years, after the triumph of January of 1959, has settle amongst us.

We support the position of the Cuban Ministry of Culture of denouncing the maneuver of those who have shown an alleged interest for a dialogue, in which those who have long attacked the Cuban Revolution and its leaders, in coincidence with the agenda of the US government, would participate.

We reject any philistine manifestation of unscrupulous people who in recent days have tried to internationally impose a matrix of opinion that distorts the social and the cultural reality of our country.

We favor a fruitful dialogue with the creators of all generations and aesthetic trends, consequently stimulated for decades throughout the nation, in the interests of the fullest participation and social projection. This has been a practice of our organization, ratified during the process towards the IX Congress, in the wide and deeply critical exchanges held among the creators and with representatives of the institutions of culture and other spaces of our society.

Jose Marti's expression is absolutely valid: Men go on two sides: those who love and create, and those who hate and destroy. The Cuban writers and artists, whose ethical and civic responsibility no one can doubt, are committed to the work of creation and love that has made us grow and believe in the Revolution.

National Secretariat of the UNEAC, December 4th, 2020.