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Lazaro and the Shark: Cuba Under the Surface


Lazaro and the Shark: Cuba Under the Surface

Uptown Campus
Woldenberg Art Center
Stone Auditorium

Featuring Tomás Montoya González and Antonia Zennaro

"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 Lazaro, 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. " – Jaie Laplante.

The film screening will be followed by Q and A with the executive producers, Tomás Montoya González, and Antonia Zennaro, 

For more information and to watch the trailer, please visit the film's website.


Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tickets are Not required