Lucy Walker (Waste Land, 2010) invites you to the streets of Havana to discover the exuberant and spontaneous dances that embody Cuba’s rich cultural heritage. Organic, spontaneous, sexy dances progress chronologically through Afro-Cuban Santería rumba, mambo, cha-cha-chá, salsa, breakdancing, and reggaeton. Palpable and transporting, this live-action virtual reality documentary was lmed on location in Cuba and features Ballet de la Televisión Cubana, the National Afro Cuban Ballet and Danza Abierta.
Lucy Walker is a British film director who has twice been nominated for an Academy Award. Her films include feature documentaries The Crash Reel (2013, screened at 2014 ZagrebDox), Waste Land (2010, winner of Audience Award at 2011 ZagrebDox), Countdown to Zero (2010, screened at 2011 ZagrebDox), Blindsight (2006), Devil's Playground (2002) and short films notably The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom (2011, screened at 2013 ZagrebDox) and The Lion's Mouth Opens (2014, in this year's ZagrebDox program). Her films have also been nominated for seven Emmys, an Independent Spirit Award, a DGA Award and a Gotham Award and have won over eighty other film awards.
A History of Cuban Dance
Lucy Walker, Juan Carlos Zaldívar, Lucas Gath, Julian Cautherley
John Carner, Luis Lopez, Dan Oberle
Patrick Milling Smith, Samantha Storr, Julian Cautherley
Broad Green Pictures, Tree Tree Tree, VRSE.works
Festivals & Awards:
Sundance Film Festival 2016; Tribeca Film Festival 2016; Hot Docs 2016; San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2016; Sydney Film Festival 2016; Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2016; Free Zone Belgrade 2016; Havana Film Festival New York 2016; Havana Glasgow Film Festival 2016; Ivy Film Festival 2016; Margaret Mead Film Festival 2016; Cuban Culture Festival New York 2016
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