East of Havana is a blunt, unflinching close-up on the lives of three young rappers compelled to address their generation's future from the confines of a Cuban ghetto. Soandry, Magyori, and Mikki are the defacto leaders of Cuba's rebellious underground hip hop movement. Possessing the undeniable talent and charisma of pop icons, these fearless performers push self-expression to its sharpest, riskiest, and most triumphant point. Directed and Written by: Jauretsi Saizarbitoria & Emilia Menoca.
The film premiered in 2006 at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas and was screened as part of the 2007 Raices Evolution Tour at New York University.
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