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Cuba’s president regrets death of filmaker Daniel Diez

Tehran, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel today sent condolences to the relatives and colleagues of the prominent filmmaker Daniel Diez, founder of Serrana television.

Through his account on the social network X, the president conveyed his condolences to Diez’s relatives, whom he described as a “tireless creator of audiovisual works of powerful social and human impact, such as the emblematic Serrana Television, among many other contributions to Cuban Culture”.

Respected and admired among Cuban intellectuals and artists for his merits as a film and television director, sound recorder and musical programmer, teacher and writer, Daniel Diez, died the day before at the age of 77.

In January 1993, in the town of San Pablo de Yao, in the municipality of Buey Arriba, in the eastern province of Granma, he founded Televisión Serrana, a project that made the life of the inhabitants of the Sierra Maestra visible to Cuba and the world.

According to what he told Cubacine, that participatory and community center had as its starting point his participation as a brigade member in the Literacy Campaign in 1961 in the largest mountainous region of Cuba, which showed him how the people of those isolated areas of the country live.