El Balsero

NARRATIVE SHORT

20 mins, Jose Navas, USA, 2020

After years of living under Fidel Castro’s government, Cuba has fallen into a state of darkness and oppression. Freedom has been stripped from its people and daily life has been punctured by harassment and executions at the hands of Castro’s National Police. After his childhood friend is violently killed in an altercation with a Castro sympathizer, 21-year-old Reinaldo realizes he must find a way out and regain his freedom at any cost.

 

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