"En todas las almas, como en todas las casas, además de fachada, hay un interior escondido."

"In every soul, like every house, behind the facade there is a hidden interior."



Raul Brandau


HAVANA, FROM ON HIGH 2018
Documentary
90 min., 4k.
(En production)



Brief Summary

The chronic shortage of housing in overcrowded Central Havana has pushed the city upwards, spilling out onto the rooftops. Resilient and remarkable, these rooftop dwellers are witnesses to a society in the process of major transformation with a privileged point of view: life at the summit.


Synopsis

The canopy tucked away above this decaying district of Havana is a secret village, hidden from the miasma and clamour that pervades the streets below. Makeshift houses, pigeon coops, pig pens, altars of Santería, drying laundry flapping in the breeze and improvised gardens make up the sun-bathed landscape inhabited by Lucía, Julio, Málaga, Pedro, Iona, Vero and Rigoberto. Like many other residents in Central Havana, they have been forced upwards by the chronic shortage of housing. These rooftop dwellers live in a unique world without any apparent common thread uniting them other than their modi vivendi.


Directed by PEDRO RUIZ

Director of Photography PEDRO RUIZ
Sound RENÉ PORTILLO

Producers PEDRO RUIZ | ARANTZA MALDONADO



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