Samuel Claxton – Celluloid and Solidarity: Or How a Cuban Star Worked for DEFA
|Gonzales del Valle, David
Samuel Claxton is a popular Cuban actor. In this interview, he remembers the production of the DEFA’s The Light on the Gallows, based on Anna Seghers’ eponymous novel. He shares colorful anecdotes about his trip to East Germany for part of the shooting and how he solved the language barrier. Cultural collaboration between socialist nations furthered the international cause and made the divided world of the Cold War that much more expansive; Claxton was a part of this adventure.
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