Working on this documentary was a highlight in my career as a Cuban-American Producer. Credited as a Story Producer, I was invited to partake in documenting a historical concert held by Major Lazer in Cuba, just one week before President Obama arrived in Havana. At that time, it had been 80 years since any American President had step foot on Cuban soil. It was a short moment of healing relations between Cuba and US. The free concert was held in Spring 2016 for an unexpected audience of almost half a million people. This feature film concert documentary evolves into an exploration of youth culture in a country on the precipice of change.
Official Synopsis: In March 2016, following the restoration of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, electronic dance music trio Major Lazer made history, becoming one of the first major American acts to play in the communist state. Unsure how their descent on Havana would be received and hoping to reach a few tens of thousands, the epic concert unexpectedly drew in close to half a million fans.
Much more than a garden variety music film, Give Me Future begins as a behind-the-scenes look at the historic concert and evolves into a masterful exploration of Cuba’s inspirational youth movement and its ingenious DIY information culture. Capturing exhilarating performance footage and authentic stories highlighting the country’s state of mind, Give Me Future is a visit and cultural exchange with modern day Cuba.
To purchase or download the documentary, visit Apple Music at: http://majorlazer.fm/GiveMeFuture
To stream the Give Me Future soundtrack, visit: http://majorlazer.fm/GMFST
To stream in Spotify, visit http://majorlazer.fm/GMFSTSP
To download: http://majorlazer.fm/GMFSTDL
APPLE MUSIC – http://majorlazer.fm/GMFSTAM
SOUNDCLOUD – http://majorlazer.fm/GMFSTSC
GOOGLE PLAY – http://majorlazer.fm/GMFSTGP
To stream the feature documentary free, visit MAJOR LAZER’s YOUTUBE page (Full Film embedded below).
Producer: Diplo Executive Producer: Trevor Engeslon, Executive Producer: Garrett English, Executive Producer: Ellen Healy, Executive Producer: Kevin Kasatsu, Executive Producer: Todd Lubin, Executive Producer: Andrew Mcinnes, Executive Producer: Daniel Montalto, Executive Producer: Kristin Patrick, Producer: Jay Peterson, Associate Producer: Fabien Pisani, Executive Producer: Noah Rothman, Story Producer: Jauretsi Saizarbitoria, Producer: Jack Turner.