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Award-winning feature documentary SONS OF CUBA, supported by World Circuit, will be released at the ICA, London on 18th March and in arthouse cinemas nationwide from 30th March. The project has been a labour of love for young director Andrew Lang who spent a year living in Cuba in order to gain unprecedented access to the legendary Havana Boxing Academy, the state institution that breeds future boxing champions for the island that has dominated Olympic medals in the sport for the last few decades.
SONS OF CUBA follows the stories of three young hopefuls through 8 dramatic months of training and education as they prepare for the biggest event of their lives so far: Cuba’s National Boxing Championship for Under-12s. But during the season, crisis strikes: Fidel Castro is taken ill and all of Cuba’s Olympic boxing champions defect to the USA. As the championship draws closer, the Cuba that the boys have been taught to believe in is at an historic crossroads.
"Affecting & entertaining. It has all the makings of an arthouse hit" Hollywood Reporter
" Gem of a picture" Empire
"Strikingly intimate" Time Out
"A truly top notch documentary" Eye for Film
Best Documentary, Rome International Film Festival
Best Documentary, Los Angeles Latin American Film Festival
Youth Jury Award, Sheffield Doc/Fest
Best Film about Latin America by a non Latin-American, Havana Film Festival
Best Documentary, Foundation for New Latin American Cinema
Audience Award, London Latin American Film Festival
Nominated for Best Documentary at British Independent Film Awards