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Film of the Week: El Medico: The Cubaton Story

In El Medico: The Cubaton Story, a Cuban reggaeton rapper slash family doctor does a balancing act between the demands of tradition and the ever-present ghosts of the Cuban Revolution, and between the business savvy of his predictably sleazy producer.


Daniel Fridell's film will be screened at One World (March 6-15, Prague, CZE) and at SXSW (March 9-17, Austin, TX, USA).


El Medico: The Cubaton Story

Director: Fridell Daniel
Production company: Film Tower Kuubis, Röde Orm Film, Elfvik Film

Cubaton , Estonia, Sweden, 2011, 104 min, DCP, Arts and Culture, Creative, Music, Portrait

Can a capitalist music producer and a communist doctor and artist work together? In Cuba they can! Michel Miglis is a Swedish music producer, known for his provocative ideas and El Medico is a doctor and a singer, born and raised in the midst of the Cuban Revolution, whose values are in total contrast to the cynical, Western music industry.

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