Sunday, February 28, 2010
Victor goes to Washington
A Cuban-American musician traveled to Washington, D.C., for the screening of a documentary that traces his 2009 return to Cuba after 43 years.
The documentary is called one among thousands. It features Victor Alvarez, a musician who left Cuba as a teen-ager and returns to search for old friends and relatives.
The screening took place Feb. 26 at the Cuban Interests Section in Washington, D.C. Cuban expats laughed, clapped and some of them - including Alvarez - shed a few tears.
After the screening, Cuban diplomats offered roast pork, mojitos and rum to their guests.
Carlos Maier of Roadhouse Vintage Pictures directed the film. I helped produce it.
YouTube video of the Washington trip
one among thousands' official Web site
Blog post about the film's premier in Santa Fe, N.M.