Amigo Skate, Cuba

Feature | Unrated | 85 min

Showings

AMC Fashion Valley 18 Screen 2 Fri, Mar 15 10:05 PM
Digital Gym Cinema Sun, Mar 17 5:40 PM
Film Info
Section:Documania
Release Year:2018
Runtime:72
Genre:Documentary
Production Country:Cuba
Subtitles:English; Spanish w/ English subtitles
Cast/Crew
Director:Vanesa Wilkey-Escobar

Description

In Cuba skateboarding is not a sport. It is illegal and considered distastefully American. The only spot that loosely resembles a skate park in Havana is in a drainage ditch. Cuba’s youth built it, make it work, but dream of smooth concrete, real ramps and government recognition. Join Miami based, Cuban-American Rene Lecour and his grassroots team, Amigo Skate Cuba, as they struggle, and smuggle, to make that dream come true. Conformity meets rebellion while cultures and friendships clash in Vanesa Wilkey-Escobar’s debut film.