Havana, from on high (Sur les toits Havane)

Director: Pedro Ruiz, Producer: Pedro Ruiz and Arantza Maldonado, Production: Faits Divers Média, Language: Spanish, Country: Canada, 80′, 2020, Rights: World (No US, UK)

Nestled above a decaying district of Havana is a secret village, hidden from the clamour of the streets below. These makeshift houses are inhabited by Arturo, Tita, Pedro, Lala, Roberto, José, Reynol, Juan, Alejandro, María and Omar.
Like many other residents in Central Havana, they have been forced upwards by the chronic shortage of housing.
From their perch atop the city, they bear witness to a society in full historical transformation after more than 60 years of a revolutionary government.




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