6.6/10
63
4 user 10 critic

East of Havana (2006)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 14 March 2006 (USA)
East of Havana is a blunt, unflinching close-up on the lives of three young rappers compelled to address their generation's future from the confines of a Cuban ghetto. Soandry, Magyori, and... See full summary »

Directors:

Emilia Menocal (co-director), Jauretsi Saizarbitoria (co-director)

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Prime Video

1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Sleepwalking (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The drama follows a twelve-year-old girl's struggle to come to terms with her mother's abandonment.

Director: Bill Maher
Stars: Charlize Theron, Nick Stahl, AnnaSophia Robb
Hatfields & McCoys (TV Movie 2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The traditional Hatfields versus McCoys family fued with an in depth look at the inner workings of each family. Focusing on the patriarchy and rigid dislike from long term and out dated ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Mayer
Stars: Rebecca De Mornay, Sophia Bush, Virginia Madsen
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A drama with a two-tiered storyline concerning a mother and daughter who try to form a bond after the young woman's difficult childhood.

Director: Guillermo Arriaga
Stars: Charlize Theron, John Corbett, José María Yazpik
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

From the roaring 1920s to the ruinous Spanish Civil War and Adolf Hitler's rise into power, the lives of an Irish schoolteacher, a provocative heiress and her Spanish muse are intricately interlaced, sharing the same destiny and passion.

Director: John Duigan
Stars: Charlize Theron, Stuart Townsend, Penélope Cruz
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Jean-Baptiste Mondino
Stars: Charlize Theron
Horror | Mystery | Thriller

A horror tale centered on the friendship between a young girl and the ghost of her mother's twin.

Director: Scott Derrickson
Edit

Storyline

East of Havana is a blunt, unflinching close-up on the lives of three young rappers compelled to address their generation's future from the confines of a Cuban ghetto. Soandry, Magyori, and Mikki are the defacto leaders of Cuba's rebellious underground hip hop movement. Possessing the undeniable talent and charisma of pop icons, these fearless performers push self-expression to its sharpest, riskiest, and most triumphant point. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

14 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Havana, Cuba

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
El Cartel and The Special Period
9 January 2007 | by leaningtSee all my reviews

The Cuban hip-hop movement came out of 'The Special Period' when Cuba's communist block collapsed and the economy was hanging by a thread. Since then rapper groups, such as "El Cartel" have become cult figures within their local community. In the only way they know how, these men and women voice their generation's anger towards the country's economic blockade through American-influenced music to carry their message. Beneath these acrimonious and emboldened lyrics lies hope, love, and compassion for their fellow Cubans dreaming of a more prosperous life. This delicately crafted documentary speaks volumes as it portrays the impoverished lives of three young and gifted rap artists, with grace and glorious sensitivity.


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed