In conjunction with the Commodity Frontiers Initiative, the Commodities of Empire project is planning a series of documentary films, telling the stories of the impact that commodity frontiers have had upon local communities around the world.

The first of these films has now been completed: Cuba: Living Between Hurricanes. Receiving its world premiere at the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana, Cuba, on 10 December 2019, it is now available open access (as well as for screenings). For further information, visit the film’s website:

Any enquiries concerning this, or any other aspect of the Commodities of Empire audio-visual programme, should be directed to Dr Jonathan Curry-Machado.