2022 | Cuba | Documentary

Lazaro and The Shark: Cuba Under the Surface

  • Spanish English 76 mins
  • Director | William Sabourin O'Reilly

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In Santiago de Cuba, rival conga bands scour the sparse marketplace for materials to create show-stopping numbers for the annual Carnival competition. O’Reilly’s film follows young, innovative Lázaro, who is determined to beat “the Shark,” his older and more establishment-favored competitor. Tensions build and tempers flare as the government restrictions and scarcity of present-day Cuba come to bear on one of the world’s poorest Carnivals.