Cuba, summer of 1994. In the midst of “período especial”, one of the greatest economic crises in the country’s history, thousands of Cuban rafters try to reach the United States illegally, never sure if they’ll make it out alive. With holidays starting, Carlos plunges into a carefree August, wandering around with his friends and falling in love for the first time. Little does he know about the country’s uncertain future, until one by one, neighbors and friends leave in search of a better life. In this hot summer, the world of Carlos will turn upside down.

Dates: Thursday, August 27 – Thursday, September 3
Time: All hours
Access to the film: Fest Pass or Ticket
Viewing Limited: Vermont residents only

Director: Armando Capó
Writer: Abel Arcos Soto/Armando Capó
Producer: Marcela Esquivel

Genre: Narrative Feature
Length: 85 min
Location: Cuba
Language: Spanish [w/English subtitles]

SPECIAL NOTE OF THANKS: This screening is supported by an anonymous Vermont donor.