Wednesday, 31 August 2016

La Lucha (The Struggle) by Justin Henning

In 1962, Fidel Castro banned all professional (for profit) sports in Cuba. For Cuba's top athletes this means a tough choice. Stay in Cuba, their home, or defect and follow their dreams. This is the story of two-time Olympic gold medalist Mario Kindelán Mesa. Directed by: Justin Henning Produced by: SOCIETY ( in association with EL CENTRAL producciones Executive Producer: Harry Calbom & David Holm Producer: Carlos Gómez & Reymel Delgado Rodriguez Cinematographer: Justin Henning Movi Operator: Ryan Haug ( Assistant Director: Jimmy Ochoa Camera Assistant: Matt Louie 2nd AC: Hannol Rodriguez Sound: Elijah Lawson & Ariel Novo Editor: Nick Pezzillo Post Producer: David Guti Rosado Colorist: Eric Rosen ( Compositor: David Viau Titles: Jonny Sikov Music by: Industrial Revelation, Buddy Rich & Solomon Ligthelm Sound Design and Mixing by: John Buroker at Hearby Sound Special thanks: Motion State, Austin Wilson, Harry Calbom, David Holm, Carlos Stevens, Nannette Buroker, Jeff Tillotson, Shane Dillon, Mckenna Turner, Larisa Peters, Rebecca Parenteau, Trust Collective Starring: Mario Kindelán Mesa