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2017
  • Documentary

Habaneros

Runtime
2h 20m
Countries
  • GB
  • United Kingdom
Languages
  • en
  • es
A brief history of the Cuban capital of Havana, backed by a vibrant soundtrack of son cubano, salsa, jazz, rumba, mambo and hip hop. Drawing on archive footage, animations, movie excerpts and interviews with Havana residents, eyewitnesses and experts, Habaneros runs through key moments in the city’s modern history, from the abolition of slavery at the end of the 19th century to the Spanish–American War, and from the dictatorship of General Batista to the revolution of Fidel Castro. The film concludes by wondering what the future holds. Many Havana locals are encouraged by President Obama’s relaxation of sanctions, but much uncertainty remains.

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  • Status
    Released
  • Release date
    Nov. 17, 2017
  • Original Language
    English
  • Production Companies
    • BBC
    • Essential Arts
    • Nitrate Films
    • Polite Storm