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4048 West Armitage Avenue

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PUERTO RICO Y CUBA SON DE UN PÁJARO...

The Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center and the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago celebrate Puerto Rico and Cuba
with two special screenings. These screenings are part of SRBCC's 2019 Arts and Culture Series: Bello Amanecer

Havana From On High – Genre: DocumentaryCuba/Canada /Venezuela/Spain/2018/80 min.
Directed by Pedro Ruiz
Spanish w/ English Subtitles


ENGLISH
Nestled above a decaying district of Havana is a secret village, hidden from the clamour of thestreets below. Its residents, like many others, have been forced upwards by the chronic shortage of housing. In the elusive quest for happiness, they have developed survival tactics as clever as they are tenuous. These unique characters now bear witness to a society that is in the process of a major historical transformation after 60 years of revolutionary government.

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En las azoteas de un distrito en decadencia de La Habana vive un pueblo escondido del clamor de las calles. Sus residentes, como muchos otros, han sido forzados a vivir aquí por la escasez crónica de viviendas. En la difícil búsqueda de la felicidad, han desarrollado tácticas de supervivencia tan astutas como tenues. Estos personajes forman parte de una sociedad que vive un proceso de transformación histórica importante despué des 60 años de gobierno revolucionario.

Short Film Before Havana from On High:

We’re Going to Paris / Nos vamos pa' París
Puerto Rico / 2018 / 9 min.
Director: David Norris
Comedy

On the verge of losing their home, 80 year-old Rosita and her sheepish husband, Gonzalo, are forced to rob the bank where she worked for 30 years. This film exposes with humor Puerto Rico’s economic crisis and the sad reality of the elderly living on the island.

A punto de perder su casa, Rosita, de 80 años, y su tímido esposo, Gonzalo, se ven obligados a robar el banco donde ella trabajó durante 30 años. Este filme expone con humor la crisis económica de Puerto Rico y la triste realidad de los ancianos que viven en la isla.

Q & A after the film with the directors.
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