I Am Free
I Am Free

I Am Free

Director Andrea Roggon

Production year 2010

Length 87min.

Country Cuba/Germany


Faces, sounds and voices from Havana. Off-screen and with complete honesty, Cubans tell us about their idea of freedom. "I am free – this lie I have repeated so often, that I have started to believe it:" They are well aware of the restrictions imposed on them as human beings. Public enemy number one is Yoani Sոnchez, a female blogger who exposes the nature of the system in her articles. "Freedom is the freedom to scream in public that you are not free," she says. Many desperate Cubans have braved the hazardous crossing to the United States. But in the words of poet Konstantinos P. Kavafis you will always be walking the streets of Havana wherever you go - you can't shake off the past.


Andrea Roggon
Andrea Roggon



Andrea Roggon, Daniellis Hernոndez,Hagen Schönherr


Andrea Roggon

Director of Photography

Hagen Schönherr,Petra Lisson

Music by

Clangoin, Oliver Frick, Mirella Kern, Niko Lazarakopoulos, Thorsten Puttenat


Eduardo Antonio Cոceres Staackmann


Julia Böhm, Andrea Roggon


Yoani Sanchez

Production company(ies)

Filmakademie Baden-Wurttemberg

Andrea Roggon

Born 1981, Germany. She started with an internship, as a camera-assistant at SWR TV station, Stuttgart in 2002. Studied documentary film directing at the Baden-Wurttemberg Film Academy from 2003 to 2010,, and at the EICTV, Cuba, between 2006 and 2007. Since 2010 she has been working as a freelance director.


I Am the Center of the World (2004), Markus in Highheels (2005), Reflexiones (2007), Enrique y Judita (2008), I am Free/Soy libre (2010)

FILMS 2011