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Lazaro and the Shark: Cuba under the Surface

William Sabourin O'Reilly |USA/Cuba |2022 |76min
Language: Spanish with English Subtitles


October 12:5:00 pm, 6:45 pm

13th Latin American and Spanish Film Week

A Celebration of the Arts in the Hispanic World

Lazaro and The Shark: Cuba Under the Surface is a feature documentary that brings us to the world of Conga competitions in the Carnival of Santiago de Cuba – one of the poorest Carnivals in the world. Lázaro, the leader of the Conga de Los Hoyos, is determined to win the coveted award granted to the neighborhood that presents the most spectacular Conga. Like leaders of rival congas, Lazaro must join with his neighbors and scour the strictly rationed marketplace to find the necessary materials to create a show-stopping performance. Director William Sabourin O’Reilly, an Afro-Cuban native to Havana, offers a rare window into communist Cuba. Ignore the oversimplified versions created by outsiders, and listen to the revealing words of Cubans, candidly shared with native filmmakers. Stay for a conversation with producer Tomas Montoya Gonzalez after the 6.45pm  show.

No comps or 10 passes will be accepted for these screenings  

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