Cuba Rebellion

General Information

Original Title
Cuba Rebelion!
Cuoma, Alessio, director.
Netherlands : Cold Sun, 2008.
Physical Description
DVD-ROM (53 min.)


Cuba RebelioN! is a documentary about Cuban underground punk-rock and metal musicians who rebel against the Castro-regime. It shows the daily struggle of artists who dare to make a statement with their songs. One of these musicians is Gorki Luis Águila Carrasco, from the punk-rock band Porno Para Ricardo. With anti-communist songs like ‘El Commandante’ and ‘El Cake’ the band became very popular in Cuba. In 2003, when Gorki had just produced an award-winning video and was announced as the third most popular rockstar in Cuba, he was suddenly arrested on charges of drug trafficking. Human Rights organisations say that his arrest is just a way to silence him for political reasons. After two years Gorki was released, but he is still blacklisted. The documentary also follows Porno Para Ricardo, the metalband Escape and the rap/rock band QVA Libre, featuring concert footage and interviews with these musicians. It shows the painful reality of artists who can’t express themselves publicly. Dutch filmmakers and musicians Alessio Cuomo and Sander de Nooij went to Cuba with their camera and their guitars and illegally filmed the rise of a new generation of young artists who want to make a change with their music, even at the risk of imprisonment.


Documentary films

Bibliographic Information

Title Translation
Cuba Rebellion
Verzio Film Festival Submission


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DVD-ROMOSA Film LibraryOSA Film LibraryFL Record 1728---