Great films are coming out of Caribbean coast. Check out this sampling of films.
Camilo Nu is a talented guitarist from Mexico who has dedicated his life to the study of Mexico’s cultural and ancestral music. Propelled to search for the roots of the traditional music of Veracruz know as Son Jarocho, a Mexican music that has been recognized as having Spanish and African influences, Nu traveled through southern Spain and North Africa to collaborate musically with local musicians to discover what similarities still existed. As his journey led him farther from home, he was confronted by his own fragmented African heritage that he inherited from absent father. Nu's journey takes on a new meaning as he travels deep into the African roots of Son Jarocho and, inevitably, his own identity.
Julián finds love and a reason for living in the last place imaginable: the Dominican Republic's Najayo Prison. He 'meets' Yanelly from across the prison yard and manages to learn a kind of sign language to communicate with her and avoiding the prison guards. Using real prison locations and non-actors throughout, WOODPECKERS is based on real events. Premiered at Sundance.
Three young friends, Yasmani, Vito and Anita, gather on a roof in Havana every day in the midst of boredom decide to set up their own business in this heart-warming drama. The cost of this dream, ultimately, will lead them to personal maturity and certain happiness.