(USA, Cuba, 2019) Lifestyle / 8 min 21 sec / English & Spanish w Eng Subtitles / Rated: G
Dir: Laurence Frial, Charlene Campbell

Set during 2019’s Cuba in the post-revolution and post-Soviet society of scarce available resources, taxi drivers / mechanics must continue to maintain the classic 1950’s cars inherent to their culture, and more importantly, essential to tourist attraction. Through endless car part repairs, adaptations, and just plain love for these machines, Cubans are constantly finding ways to keep their old cars on the road. Many taxi drivers also give themselves the title of mechanic, as they must make sure their cars are never stranded, and always stylishly cruising to the next destination.

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About the Director

Laurence Frial is a graduate of Drexel University with a Bachelor’s in Film/ Media and is currently working as a videographer in the New Jersey/ New York City metro area. He specializes in the camera department as well as post- production editing. His passions and current working experiences are in short films, commercials, and documentaries.
Charlene Campbell is a first time director/ producer who has always had a passion for storytelling, but more importantly hearing stories told straight from subjects’ hearts to audiences’ ears. Shortly after receiving her Master’s in Television Management from Drexel University, she moved to New York City to pursue this passion but it was not until more than 10 years later that she had the courage to embrace what she really loved. Being in Cuba, witnessing the appreciation and motivation of the Cuban spirit, she had to help share their stories with the rest of the world.