Russian Mikail Kalatozov's I Am Cuba (1964) is a forgotten masterpiece. It is a film comprised of four stories: in the first a poor taxi girl takes an American hedonist home in a shantytown where he is exposes the poverty of Cuba, in the second is about a peasant whose farm is sold to a large multinational fruit company so he burns his crops to the ground in protest, the third features a revolutionary student who sparks protests against the government while being shot down by the police in a protest, and the final story is that of a peasant who joins the guerrilla rebels in their attacks against the ruling government. But it is not the stories in this film which standout, rather the inventive and revolutionary filming techniques using cranes, camera on wire and the use of infrared film and wide angle lenses that give the film its distinct Apparently the film was not well-received. The astonishing opening sequence that tracks a party on a hotel rooftop stands out as does the scenes that is pictured in the still above that follows the coffin of the slain student protester through the streets of Havana. In 1992 novelist Guillermo Cabrera Infante introduced the film at the Telluride Film Festival where it gained recognition as the masterpiece that it is and has been championed by the likes of Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola.