Posted by: ivetteromero | December 6, 2012

Les Arcs 2012: Léa Rinaldi’s “Esto es lo que hay”

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The 3-day long Les Arcs Work-in-Progress event is part of the wider Les Arcs film festival, which runs from December 15-22, 2012. The event showcases 12 works-in-progress projects; each has been selected for European co-production deals—essentially, says Indiewire, a showcase of films that are seeking potential international co-producers, distributors, sales agents, and regional funds. One of the 12 projects selected is French filmmaker Léa Rinaldi’s feature documentary, Esto es lo que hay, which centers on Cuban hip-hop group, Los Aldeanos.

[Rinaldi] describes, “Through Los Aldeanos’ daily life, the most popular and contesting hip-hop group of Cuba, the movie draws up an intimate and modern portrait of the new artistic and cybernetic revolution of the island, at the time of the old Castro regime transition.”

Los Aldeanos, initially an underground hip-hop group based in Havana, Cuba, was formed in 2003, and is made up of El Aldeano and El B. The group is famous (or infamous) for its Rap Cubano urgent style of hip-hop that’s conscious of the social, political, and economical problems that aggravate Cuban society today. They are said to be unabashedly vocal about their anti-status quo stance, and criticism of the Cuban government.

Los Aldeanos are also said to be one of many underground hip-hop bands that oppose the rising popularity of Reggaeton in Cuba, and openly condemn it, calling it “unconscious and negative music that detracts Cuban society from the ailments that continue to afflict society and instead focuses attention on the pleasurable acts of self-indulgence and dance.” [. . .]

For original article, see http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/les-arcs-2012-lea-rinaldis-esto-es-lo-que-hay-on-cubas-controversial-hip-hop-group


Responses

  1. WHERE CAN WE SEE THAT DOCUMENTARY ” ESTO ES LO QUE HAY” BY LEA RINALDI. SOMETHING GOT TO BE DONE TO BRING THAT STYLE OF CUBAN PRODUCED MEDIA WORKS TO THE LATINO POPULATION IN NEW YORK AND TO THE GENERAL LATINO MARKET IN THE UNITED STATES. UNLESS THE FRIENDS OF “FIDEO” IN THE AMERICAN INTEREST OFFICE IN HAVANA ALREADY HAVE A RESTRICTION ON THEM. “EL BLOQUEO” PARECE QUE LO MANTIENEN NO SOLO LOS “GRINGOS” SI NO TAMBIEN LOS VERDE-OLIVOS CUYO INCIERTO FUTURO PARECE SER MAS ASEGURADO MANTENIENDO EL BLOQUEO. (“THE BLOCKADE” SEEMS TO BE A CONSPIRACY BETWEEN BOTH POLITICAL SIDES: THE GRINGOS BECAUSE IN THAT WAY THEY KEEP THE POLITICAL EXTREMISTS IN THE UNITED STATES HAPPY AND THE CUBAN MILITARY BECAUSE THEY DO NOT RISK LOSING THEIR JOBS BY NOT HAVING TO PROVIDE A VIABLE SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEMS OF THE GLORIOUS CUBAN NATION. WHICH THEY DO NOT HAVE!!! THE CUBAN NATION DO NOT NEED ANOTHER REVOLUTION. WHAT THEY NEED IS TO GET PAY FOR THE ONE THAT THEY GREATLY PERFORMED. FIDEL WAS JUST THE LEADER OF THE REVOLUTION AND ITS MOUTHPIECE. THE CUBAN NATION WAS THE ONE WHO TOOK THE DECISION OF ACCEPTING THE PRO-COMMUNIST PROGRAM. LONG LIVE THE GLORIOUS CUBAN NATION AND THEIR REVOLUTION!!!


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