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He became known the world over in the late 90s as an original member of legendary Cuban band Buena Vista Social Club, but Eliades Ochoa’s passion for his country’s musical heritage led him to pursue a life dedicated to music much earlier than that: He began by playing his guitar in the streets of Eastern Cuba, then joined a slew of folk groups, until finally the success of Buena Vista Social Club came along.
Cynthia Biestek’s film traces his journey from a humble farmer’s son to an award-winning star, to a contemplative elder.
Cuba, Mexico | 100 minutes | Directed by Cynthia Biestek, Ruben Gomez
Screens with “Cinderella” (short film) | 3m | Directed by Victoria Thompson | Byron Premiere