East of Havana (Cuba, 2006)

Directed by: Jauretsi Saizarbitoria and Emilia Menocal

Synopsis: East of Havana is a blunt, unflinching close-up on the lives of three young rappers compelled to address their generation’s future from the confines of a Cuban ghetto. Soandry, Magyori, and Mikki are the defacto leaders of Cuba’s rebellious underground hip hop movement. Possessing the undeniable talent and charisma of pop icons, these fearless performers push self-expression to its sharpest, riskiest, and most triumphant point.

Cast: Soandry, Magyori, and Mikki

Festivals: South by Southwest, Los Angeles, Edinburgh

www.eastofhavana.com

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