Hi all – Monica here from La Primera Generación. It’s a great honor to contribute to Babalu, the site that sparked my interest in Cuba.
I posted the following on La Primera Generacion yesterday. This documentary about Cuba is a great propaganda-free picture of what life really looks like in Cuba. It’s creatively structured around various colors in the images. If you have 15 minutes to watch this, I highly recommend it. While there are many great photographers that have captured similar images, video just gives it a more realistic feel.
I don’t know anything about the filmmaker or her/his stance on Cuba, but to me, the last segment about the dog personifies the plight of the Cuban citizen. They sit there, completely jaded, as the rest of the world flies by and the government steps all over them. Or as raul rapidly ascends the “popularity ladder” while fidel drops back to #19 🙂
(Video below the fold.)