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4.2
17 Ratings

Sons of Cuba

Directed by Andrew Lang
United Kingdom, 2009
Documentary, Sport

Synopsis

Hailed by critics, Andrew Lang’s powerful and moving documentary Sons of Cuba is a stunning insight behind the scenes of Castro’s Cuba into the lives of a group of young boys; amateur boxers training to become champions of their sport and heroes of their country.

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Sons of Cuba Directed by Andrew Lang

Awards & Festivals

British Independent Film Awards

2009 | Nominee: Best Documentary

Sheffield International Documentary Festival

2009 | Winner: Sheffield Youth Jury Award

Havana Film Festival

2009 | Winner: Best Foreign Language Film

What are people saying?

  • boughtabride's rating of the film Sons of Cuba

    what could potentially only be about boxing becomes a cultural look into cuba. a look into the lives of afro-latino boys under castro's rule training to be boxers. their lives, their families, communism, everyday, being a true champion and what it means to eat. i cried a lot watching this. it makes me think about how i view things so far apart from my world but also truly close to me through skin and migration.