VOICES OF THE SEA

VOCES DEL MAR

By Kim HOPKINS

CAT&DOCS - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2018

A young mother yearns to escape the unending hardships of a remote Cuban fishing village in search of a false and potentially fatal American Dream.

Festivals
& Awards

True False 2018
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM, USA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 98 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Kim HOPKINS
    • Producer(s)
    • Margareta SZABO (Labor of Love Films ), Kim HOPKINS (Labor of Love Films ), Capella FAHOOME (DEFINING ENTERTAIMENT)
    • Synopsis
    • "Voices of the Sea" takes place in a remote fishing village in Cuba. Mariela’s (30’s) first husband drowned trying to flee Cuba on a raft. Mariela’s second husband is aging fisherman Orlando. Together with their four children they subsist, caught in a Cold War time warp of limitation, lacking even the basics, yet they’re deeply in love. Whilst Mariela weighs leaving the family and risking her life escaping, Orlando devotes himself to fishing on the open sea, and passing on his craft to their teenage son; a craft integral to his own identity, his code of behavior and nature’s order. Whereas Mariela represents the younger generation yearning for opportunity, Orlando accepts his mortality and place in the world with grace, wisdom and wit.
      "Voices of the Sea" presents a balanced, empathic and distinctly lyrical portrait of contemporary Cuban realities, hopes and dreams in an age of political uncertainties, vying Chinese, Russian, and U.S. interests, and still constricted freedoms.