Award-winning documentary ‘Baracoa’ to be shown online for free from May 22-23

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Instituto Cervantes de Manila treats you to a weekend special as the award-winning documentary Baracoa will be shown for free from May 22-23.

The said documentary is a story about the friendship of two boys who lived In their small village in the Cuban countryside named Leonel and Antuán. They have been friends for their entire lives. But Antuán will move to Habana at the end of the summer and these holidays might be the last they ever spend together.

The movie can be viewed for free and with English subtitles by clicking here:

Directed by Pablo Briones, Sean Clark & Jace Freeman, Baracoa has received several awards worldwide –- the Audience Award in the 2019 Malaga Film Festival, and the Youth Jury Award at the 2019 Sheffield International Documentary Festival, among them. 

Portraying the daily life of two children, it is a sensitive film about friendship. With an exceptional touch, formal beauty and humor, it depicts childhood friendship and the formation of the self against an urban backdrop –the outskirts of Havana. This movie expands the form of documentary, deftly treading the line between fiction and non-fiction. 

The film series will close on May 29 & 30 with the online screening of the Mexican documentary Una corriente salvaje (Nuria Ibáñez, 2018).  

Zonazine is a project of Instituto Cervantes de Manila, in collaboration with the Malaga Film Festival. 

The movies, accessible from the Philippines only on the mentioned dates, will be in Spanish. English subtitles will be available. 

For further information on the documentary you may visit this page: