Bare Hands and Wooden Limbs won Best Directing for short and medium length documentaries at the 14th International Documentary Festival Santiago Álvarez in Memoriam on March 9th, 2015, in Santiago de Cuba.
The film that took away the most prizes was a documentary about Bolivian women landminers entitled Mujeres de la Mina by Malena Bystrowicz and Loreley Unamuno.
Another great prize-winning film from the festival was LOS ZAFIROS, MUSICA DESDE EL BORDE DEL TIEMPO." Very moving extended version of a doc that previously circulated in a shorter version. Available in English and Spanish.
“Kenichi una historia de amor”, (KENICHI, A LOVE STORY) by Kuo Weng Joa Sierra won three prizes, from El Museo de la Imagen Bernabé Muñiz, la Biblioteca Elvira Cape y Federación Nacional de Cine Club.
The movie is about the first Japanese man who immigrated to Santiago de Cuba in 1913 and raised his family there.
The festival ended with a night of salsa dancing.