Mishkin Gallery – Screening + Talk: William Sabourin O’Reilly’s Lázaro and the Shark: Cuba Under the Surface (2022)
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lázaro and the Shark: Cuba Under the Surface (2022, Cuba)
As Carnival season approaches in Santiago de Cuba, Lázaro, a relatively new Conga leader and young father, orchestrates an elaborate performance working with his community to build a float, sew costumes, and choreograph dances. Will he be able to lead his band to victory over the well-established Conga band led by The Shark? The documentary follows the two men on their pursuit for victory, as Carnival offers a celebratory respite for a community dealing with poverty and political repression.
Filmmaker William Sabourin O’Reilly and Baruch Professor Ted Henken in conversation will be in conversation after the film
Still from William Sabourin O’Reilly’s Lázaro and the Shark (2022)