El Balsero

Directed by Jose Navas

This film is available from November 27-30, 2020. To watch or vote for this film please click on the orange “TICKETS” button below and purchase a ticket for BLOCK 7.


After years of living under Fidel Castro’s government, Cuba has fallen into a state of darkness and oppression. Freedom has been stripped from its people and daily life has been punctured by harassment and executions at the hands of Castro’s National Police. After his childhood friend is violently killed in an altercation with a Castro sympathizer, 21 year old Reinaldo realizes he must find a way out and regain his freedom at any cost.

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Director Biography – Jose Navas

Jose Navas was born in Nicaragua and raised in sunny Miami, Florida. He holds a degree in film from Miami University of Arts and Design. He heads the production company FlickHouse Studios.HIs feature documentary debut was Miami Our City (2016). The Rafter (2019) is his latest film.

Director Statement

Believe in your voice. Believe in your passion and NEVER stop working.


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