Nowhere Man (Film | Cuba, 2010)

This documentary short tells the story of Roberto, a Cuban Hustler working the streets of Havana. Roberto doesn’t realize that his moral compass does not align with the expectations of either Cuba or western countries such as the US, where he hopes to emigrate (again).

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Description


While most Cubans share Roberto's gripes and issues regarding life under Castro's dictatorship - such as abject poverty and a complete loss of freedom - it is as shocking for Cubans as it is for a western viewer to learn that Roberto once lived in the US and blew this incredible opportunity by engaging in criminal activities and getting himself deported. As Roberto talks about his life as a hustler and the reasons he was deported from the US, he expresses a sincere desire to try emigrating again whilst justifying his past and present criminal behaviour. Roberto agreed to participate in this documentary with the hope that someone from a western country will see the film and sponsor him. Nowhere Man was produced with a Cuban crew and co-directed by Esther Buckareff, James Girling, and Joanne Babiak. Co-directing was a tribute to early Cuban filmmakers, such as Tomás Gutierrez Alea and Julio García Espinosa, who advocated for collaboration, equality and the open sharing of knowledge between filmmakers.

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