Freep Film Festival: Voices of the Sea
From producer and Detroit native Capella Fahoome comes the story of this tiny, remote coastal village in Cuba where poverty reigns. And for all the talk of normalizing U.S. relations, nobody believes anything will ever change. We see the restless longing for a greater opportunity – embodied by young mother of four, Mariela – contrasted against the realism and pride of the film's voice of reason, her much older husband, fisherman Orlando. An escape to pursue the American Dream preoccupies almost everyone, but Orlando espouses a different philosophy, passing on his fishing craft to their eldest son. Michigan premiere. Co-presented by Cinema Lamont.
2018. 1 hour, 38 minutes. Directed by Kim Hopkins. In English and Spanish with English subtitles.
The fifth annual Freep Film Festival arrives April 11-15 at a variety of venues centered in greater downtown Detroit. Full schedule, links to buy tickets and more at freepfilmfestival.com.