Havana, from on high

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 revolutionary government.

Original title

Havana, from on high

Direction

Pedro Ruiz

Produced by

Pedro Ruiz and Arantza Maldonado

Language

Spanish

Duration

80

Year

2019

Country

Canada

Genre

Documentary, Historical, Human Rights, Political, and Social Issues

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