Old Havana and the Great Pimp of San Isidro
2013, 9 min.
|Art Director||Frank Varela|
|Alberto Yarini||Vincent Van Hinte|
|Paco Rios||Darius Frye|
|Bertha Dubois||Xochitl Duran|
Set in Havana at the turn of the 20th Century, Old Havana and the Great Pimp of San Isidro is inspired by the true story of Alberto Yarini and Ponce de León, a famous Cuban souterner (pimp) whose untimely death elevated him to mythic status. His story takes us into a unique world filled with extraordinary beauty, mystique and tragedy. It is an opportunity to experience Afrocuban culture, particularly music, which is crucial to the definition of Cuba and the result of the majority African culture and that of the dominant European minority.