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After you watch the film, join us for a Q&A with the film's producer, Marcela Esquivel Jiménez and a recorded message from Director Armando Capo (who lives in Cuba and does not have access to internet during the evening due to the country's curfew) on Monday, May 10, at 7:30 PM, moderated by Xiomara Hipólita Feliberty-Casiano, a Spanish language instructor at Harvard from the Caribbean, who teaches a language course about Latin American cinema and literature. Ticket holders will receive the Zoom link at around 6:30 PM that day.

A Cuban teenager, the primary caretaker for his beloved grandmother, develops his first crush during the summer of 1994, when the collapse of the Soviet Union and the ensuing shortage of food, supplies, and electricity compel people to make the perilous journey to the US by boat. Set in the director's rural hometown of Gibara and loosely based on his experiences, the film is not only a coming-of-age story, but also a memory of a time in the not-so-distant past that is still quite relevant today.

Co-presented by the Boston Latino International Film Festival & Harvard's Cuba Studies Program at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies

  • Year
  • Runtime
    85 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    Cuba, Costa Rica, France
  • Premiere
    New England
  • Director
    Armando Capó