Cuban Dancer

Synopsis

At 15, Alexis is one of the promising dancers of the National Ballet School of Cuba. When his parents decide to move to Florida, the young prodigy, determined to continue his training, leaves everything behind, including his girlfriend. However, he finds himself confronted with the harshness of American teaching methods and a feeling of uprooting. 

 

Biography

Roberto Salinas is a director, producer, screenwriter and director of photography. His documentary ”The Troublemaker, behind the scenes of the United Nations” was co-produced by Italian GA&A productions and New York-based Sirk Productions and developed with the support of the MEDIA program of the European Union. It premiered at the 36th Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano de La Habana, in Cuba, and was in the official selection of the16th Havana Film Festival New York; the 11th Biografilm Festival in Italy; the 16th International Human Rights film Festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the 32nd Chicago Latino Film Festival, among others. Salinas has worked as a documentary director and D.O.P. on numerous productions including feature documentaries, commercials and TV series in Italy and internationally. His work is mainly focused on social and cultural issues. Roberto lives between Managua, Nicaragua and Rome, Italy.

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