Screening: “Havana Skate Days”

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Havana Skate Days follows Yojany Pérez, a talented skateboarder trying to grow extreme sports in Havana, as he struggles to carve a space for himself in a changing Cuba. [See previous post Skateboard Subculture Thrives in Havana.] Join O Cinema Wynwood for an opening reception with the filmmakers on March 1 (one night only) from 7:00–8:00pm (located at 90 NW 29th Street in Miami, Florida). A post-film Q&A will follow the screening with co-directors Kristofer Ríos and Julian Moura-Busquets and subjects from the film.

Description: Havana Skate Days is an intimate portrait of Cuba and its current struggles told through the story of Havana’s nascent skate scene. The film follows Yojany Perez, a young, talented skateboarder trying to grow extreme sports in Cuba, and his tight knit crew of skateboarders. The generational rift between Cuba’s millennials and older generations is exposed as the skaters struggle to carve a space for themselves in Cuba’s future and cope with the loss of their friends to the temptations of the outside world.

For more information, see https://www.o-cinema.org/event/havana-skate-days/

Also see http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6048606/

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