January 9, 2013
It seems Havana’s visitors cannot get enough of capturing the classic cars that sprawl across the city and the crumbling walls of Old Havana, and who can blame them? Most of all, however, filmmakers pick up on the unique faces and lives of those that inhabit the city, from the children playing in the harbour to the pianists playing on the streets, as well as the obligatory reference to Club Havana rum of course!
The Old Town of Havana, or “Old Havana” as it’s more usually called, contains the core of the original city founded by the Spanish in 1519. We love the way this video sensitively captures its mood and atmosphere, as well as the people who reside there.
Set to excerpts from the poem, “Two Homelands” by the famous Cuban poet José MartÃn, this short but extremely moving video showcases modern Cuba, set in Havana and Matanzas.
In a sun-kissed and saturated film, Erick Coll and Aram Vidal take us through “fragments” of Havana, each capturing an aspect or mood of the city, some lively and upbeat, while others are more stoical and reflective.
Havana is famous for its Havana Club rum, and this video captures the making of one of our favourite rum drinks – a classic Mojito – by the bartender at the world-famous Bodeguita del Medio. Even though he is somewhat distracted by a pretty woman outside, he still performs the task with the nonchalance of a local!
Set to a lively and infectious beat that matches the city it captures, Adam Zivo shows Havana’s playful and artistic side in this short vignette, from its dancing children, to its musicians and street performers.