Havana, From on High


Nestled above a decaying district of Havana is a secret village, hidden from the clamour of the streets below. These make shift-houses are inhabited by Arturo, Tita, Pedro, Lala, Roberto, José, Reynol, Juan, Alejandro, María and Omar. Like many other residents in Central Havana, they have been forced upwards by the chronic shortage of housing.From their perch atop the city,they bear witness to a society in full historical transformation after more than 60 years of revolutionary government.


Pedro Ruíz
Canada | Cuba
80 min

(Spanish with English subtitles)