A Cuban Legend (2002)

A Cuban Legend
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 19mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords bio
Status Released
US Release Date
  
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Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Salvador Gonzalez Escalona Actor Himself--Muralist 1 1000001
Tata Guines Actor Himself--Musician 1 1000002
Enrique Molina Actor Himself 1 1000003
Bette Wanderman Director n/a 2 2000001
Bette Wanderman Producer n/a 3 3000001
Lech Kowalski Producer n/a 3 3000002
Alan Boss Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Bette Wanderman Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Lech Kowalski Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000002
Bette Wanderman Editor n/a 172 7000001
Sasa Jokic Editor n/a 172 7000002
Synopsis
Cuban priest, sculptor and world-renowned muralist Salvador Gonzalez Escalona is perhaps best known for transforming a Havana alleyway from a garbage-riddled path into a vibrant cultural and spiritual vortex. The Callejon de Hamel, located in the Cayo Hueso neighborhood of the Cuban capital, explodes with radiant murals, impressionistic art and Sunday-morning rumbas. By strengthening the ties that bind art, religion, music and dance, Escalona has drawn attention to the pre-Christian roots of the Afro-Cubans and renewed a sense of pride in the neighborhood's collective cultural past. Escalona's work breaches boundaries. He has even cut through the political tension between the U.S. and Cuba, creating art for American urban communities in an effort to foster cooperation and understanding among the people of these two nations.