Esto es lo que hay is a musical and political documentary that goes on the road to intimately follow Los aldeanos, the most contestatory and popular hip-hop band in Cuba, and the international spread of their music.
Censored by the government and prisoners of a dictatorial regime, it has been 10 years that Aldo and Silvito have struggled to be officially recognized in their country. Only the internet, still under governmental control, has allowed them to diffuse their music. Their liberation is the lead of the film.
Independent director and producer, Léa Rinaldi holds an Audiovisual Master’s degree (Sorbonne Paris IV) and a Master’s degree in Literature (University of Havana, Cuba). She started at first as an independent video-reporter and covered current events related to cinema for Canal +, CinéCinéma and MK2. Since 2011 she runs Aléa Films, her own production company. Léa Rinaldi directed two documentaries about Jim Jarmusch: Travelling at night with Jim Jarmusch (2014), Behind Jim Jarmusch (2009).
ORIGINAL TITLE Esto es lo que hay, Chronicle of a Cuban Poetry
RUNNING TIME 100’
DIRECTOR Léa Rinaldi
EDIT Coralie Van Rietschoten
PRODUCTION Aléa Films
WITH THE COLLABORATION OF CNC, LA SCAM
DOC LISBOA – Portugal
HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL, Guadeloupe 2016 Alliance Caraïbes Award
DOK LEIPZIG INTERNATIONAL – Allemagne
IN-EDIT – BRASIL, FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE Y DOCUMENTAL MUSICAL 2016
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DOCS BARCELONA 2016
DOC POINT – HELSINKI DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2016
FIRST LOOK at MOVING IMAGE NEW YORK 2016
IN-EDIT – CHILE, FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE Y DOCUMENTAL MUSICAL 2015
FESTIVAL FILMAR EN AMERICA LATINA, Geneva, Switzerland 2015
FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINEMA, Montreal, 2015
FESTIVAL DE CINE FRANCES, Bogota 2015
PARIS HIP HOP CINEMA 2015
B.A.F.I.C.I – BUENOS AIRES FESTIVAL DE CINE INDEPENDIENTE, Argentina 2015
CINELATINO, Toulouse 2015
F.A.M.E – FILM & MUSIC EXPERIENCE, Paris 2015, Audience Award