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“Hard Rock Havana“
The loud abrasive music, once forbidden as “music of the enemy,” is now an official part of revolutionary society. An actual Agency of Rock was created by the Castros to control it.
In this film, I follow the lives of Cuba’s most popular metal band as they struggle to play their music within a system that wants to crush them.
It’s an inspiring story about some very loud citizens fighting for their freedom while staying true to their dreams.
Director: Nicholas Brennan
Producer: John Logan Pierson
Exec. Producers: Alex Gibney (The Armstrong Lie, Taxi to the Dark Side), W. Wilder Knight II (The Cove, Mad Hot Ballroom)
Cinematographer: Abel Lopez (*Cuban photographer)
Supervising Editor: Francisco Bello (Our Nixon, War Don Don)
Music Advisor: Dave Lombardo (Cuban-born former drummer of Slayer)
Major funding by the Moving Picture Institute and the Chris Columbus/Richard Vague Film Production Award from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts
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