Rachel & William Return to Cuba
Organized by: William Martin III
Rachel Zabala and I are returning to Cuba again this fall with the help of a grant to continue working on our documentary! With your support we can follow Ariam as he fishes and sells octopuses to supplement his low-income government job. We hope to highlight the ups and downs of the Mederos-Lores family's life in Central Havana. Help this documentary ripen into a full bodied perspective of Cuban life. Help show outsiders to the island that Cubans are more than just old cars, cigars, and rum. To see the full proposal and photos, follow this link: http://www.williammartinphoto.com You will be mailed an 8x10 photograph of your choosing for a donation over $35, and a 4x6 photograph for donations above $20 (and below $35). Part of the proceeds will be used to provide the family with household essentials: toiletries, clothing, bedding, and kitchen supplies, & electronics. The remaining funding will be used to purchase airfare, room & board, and documentary equipment to produce this documentary and bring to light the challenges of living in Cuba today. Cubans are paid a government salary of $10 a month. Forced to find other ways to support their income, Cubans often look to illegal activities to fill this void. The Mederos-Lores family has been forced to skirt the law in order to put food on their table. Fishing is just one of the many ways the Mederos-Lores family supplements their income. This close look at one Cuban family is representative of most other families living in Cuba.