Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Horizons Collection Cuba Tabaco Musica y Ron|
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Documentary
Returned it to the library well before it was due
lynn98109 | Seattle, WA USA | 04/15/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Altho this was not among the first 5 titles released in the series, it might have been the first one done, and the others were improved based on the mistakes.
One of the lesser problems is the entire DVD is just one section, altho you can click on different tracks within the section. Also, when it gets to the end, it automaticly starts over.
The topics covered are sugercane growing; tobacco leaf growing, harvesting, drying, and being rolled into cigars; rum (primarily in mixed drinks, apparently they weren't there at a good time to see how it was distilled); Havana; and how wonderful Fidel Castro is after Spanish and American colonialism.
The cameraman, son of the director (and presumably fairly young and very male), got in a lot of crotch shots and butt shots, especially along the beach. His subjects/victims ranged from elementary school girls to grandmothers. All if it is TOTALLY uncalled for, unnecessary, and distracting. Perhaps the delay in releasing this title was difficulty finding alternative footage that was usable. (It is far worse and more extensive than in the Latinoamerica DVD.)
I was disgusted enough to return it to the library well before it was due, and I do NOT plan to buy it.