Three of us were the protagonists of what happened in La Cabaña back then: he who died, he who killed and me, God’s clown, trying to offer what I could not.
The Cabaña was the Fortress of Havana; When: the first five months of 1959, that is, the first steps of the Cuban revolution;
Those executed: soldiers and police officers of the Batista regime;
The executioners: the fighters who had come down from Sierra Maestra;
God's clown, trying to convey his worn-out faith: Javier Arzuaga (Oñate, 1929), a Franciscan friar.
There were many well know characters there, one of them was the Che Guevara, who back then was the commander of La Cabaña.
After having kept all of his troubled life experiences to himself for over forty years, Arzuaga decided to put pen to paper. His book 'At midnight', stems from here as does this documentary presented by Angel Gonzalez Katarain.
Director: Angel Gonzalez KatarainAngel Gonzalez Katarain is a sound engineer, musician and Basque audio-visual producer. He has his own recording studios located in Azkarate (Navarra-Spain). Since 1980 he has been heavily involved in a myriad of projects within the world of image and sound.
In 2010 he became the main promoter of Seeds in time, a historical research project that seeks to audio visually rescue and display the influence of the Basque culture in other parts of the world.
Genres:Social, Derechos humanos, conflictos, History, conflicts, Historia, Biografia, Biography, Latin, Latino, Latinoamericano, Religion
Runtime:1 hour 31 seconds
Completion Date:March 31, 2015
Production Budget:243,000 EUR
Country of Origin:Spain
Country of Filming:Cuba, Spain