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July 17, 2011

Sons of Cuba

Sons of Cuba STILL

Director: Andrew Lang
2009, Cuba / UK
Spanish, with English subtitles
Documentary feature 88 minutes

 

The story of three students at the world-renowned Havana Boxing Academy, as they prepare for Cuba’s national championships. More than athletes, these young men are symbols of pride—the standard bearers of the Revolution, according to Fidel Castro. As they train, however, crisis strikes: Castro falls seriously ill, and a number of the country’s Olympic boxing heroes defect to the USA. As Cuba finds itself at a crossroads, the boys contemplate a changing world.

About the director

 

Andrew Lang, who is British, began his filmmaking career with short courses at the Universidad Católica in Chile, and then the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión (EICTV) in Cuba. Sons of Cuba is his first film.

 

 

Thur 22 Sept 12.00pm + Thur 29 Sept 4.30pm, MovieTowne






 
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