Documentary Filmmaker William Sobourin O’Reilly talked with our Gadi Elkon about William’s latest feature, LAZARO AND THE SHARK.
LAZARO AND THE SHARK: Cuba under the surface, is a stunning documentary that brings us behind-the-scenes of the infamous Conga Competitions in Carnival of Santiago de Cuba – the poorest Carnival in the world. Lázaro, the leader of the Conga de Los Hoyos, is determined to win the coveted award bestowed to the neighborhood that presents the most spectacular conga. Like leaders of rival congas, Lazaro must join with his neighbors and scour the strictly rationed marketplace to find the necessary materials to create a showstopping performance. Director William Sabourin O’Reilly, an Afrocuban native to Havana, offers a rare window into communist Cuba, a country that is often romanticized, and almost always portrayed through the eyes of an outsider.
Here is our interview with Filmmaker William Sabourin O’Reilly:
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