EL MEDICO: THE CUBATON STORY
Communism and capitalism clash in this multifaceted music doc, alternately thoughtful and thumping. Cuban doctor Raynier Casamayor Griñán, who raps as El Medico, and his European music producer Michel Miglis fight over the way to the top of the Cubaton music scene. El Medico, the son of a Cuban revolutionary, views his music as an authentic expression of his culture and history, while Michel sees him as a product ready for export. After a hit single, El Medico must choose between chasing international music stardom or continuing his vital work as a rural medical practitioner. Official Selection, 2012 SXSW Film Festival.
DIR/PROD Daniel Fridell; PROD Thomas Allercrantz, Ingemar Johansson, Adel Kjellström. Cuba/Sweden, 2011, color, 85 min. In English, Spanish and Swedish with English subtitles. Digital presentation. NOT RATED S L
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