Cuba: Paradox Found
Lucy Woodworth, Flying Spot


In Havana, a sizzling girl rap group cooks up a street performance for Holly and her crew. They tell her that in Cuba, a country that celebrates salsa, rap empowers: “We are like vitamins for little girls.” Hitching across the island country, Holly confers with a Santeria priestess, talks culture and feminism with a TV host and catches an impromptu drag race. She’s entranced by an erotic poet, explores a sunken ship, considers creative challenges with an independent filmmaker and gets revolutionary with a Black Panther in exile. Along the way, she’s haunted by the ghost of Che — and laid low by a few too many Mojitos.

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