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Friday, April 15, 2016

Californians Building Bridges Invites you to Join Award-Winning Filmmaker Ron Chapman to Premiere his Cuban Music Film "The Forbidden Shore"

Californians Building Bridges Invites you to Join Award-Winning Filmmaker Ron Chapman to Premiere his Cuban Music Film "The Forbidden Shore"

You are invited to join Director Ron Chapman at the Washington, D.C. premiere of his new award-winning documentary - a powerful and timely piece that brings to life more than five decades of Cuban history and culture silenced by politics, currently undergoing great change as the U.S. embargo against the Island comes to an end.

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

WHO: Ron Chapman, Award-winning filmmaker - prior to the "The Forbidden
Shore," Chapman produced and directed the award winning film "The
Poet of Havana" on the life and career of Cuban musician Carlos
Varela (currently running on HBO), and one of the decade's best
and most successful music documentaries, seen in over 40
countries, "Who the F**K is Arthur Fogel,", featuring Lady Gaga,
U2, The Police, Madonna, Rush, among others.

WHAT: Join the award-winning film producer and director Ron Chapman for
the Washington premier of "The Forbidden Shore" - an extraordinary
documentary that captures more than five decades of Cuban
cultural, artistic and political stories told through the music.
With more than 40 concerts and interviews, the film, premiering as
part of the DC Film Festival, chronicles the journey that led the
isolated and oppressed nation to create an incredible variety of
music across genres.

WHEN: Wednesday, APRIL 20, 2016


WHERE: Landmark Theatres E Street Cinema

555 11th St NW

Washington, DC 20004


(Also showing on Sat, April 23, 2016 @ 7:00 pm AMC Mazza Gallerie)

"THE FORBIDDEN SHORE" SYNOPSIS: Politics silenced Cuban voices beyond its shores, but within, music is its very heartbeat. For the first time ever, through over 40 concerts and intimate conversations, the full spectrum of Cuban music is brought to life in all its extraordinary diversity. Nowhere else has there been such an inextricable relationship between political realities and the unquenchable desire to express freely through music and voice. Through the music, and filmmaker Ron Chapman's unique access to Cuba's streets, people, musicians' lives and personal stories, a compelling and poignant vision emerges of a people shrouded from the view of nearby shores. The stories told are cultural, artistic, and political; stories of oppression and artistic freedom; of poverty and unique richness of experience; revealing a nation's struggles, triumphs, visions and dreams. Told in voices both young and old guard - all on the verge of change that for so long has only been dreamed of - voices that when the embargo ends will ring out from the isolated island of Cuba clear across the oceans of the world. A stunning journey to the heart and soul of Cuba and its people through Cuba's incredible variety of musical expressions, from classic Son and Salsa to Trova, Nueva Trova, Reggaton, Rock, Jazz, Metal, Rap. DJ, Hip-Hop, Classical, Choral, Pop, Changu, Danzon, Rumba, Yoruba, Bolero, Conga, Timba, Mambo, Jazz Cubano, and more.

To learn more about the film, please visit

SOURCE Californians Building Bridges

Californians Building Bridges

CONTACT: To arrange interviews by phone or in person; to obtain a link to review the film; to RSVP for tickets for the film premiere, please contact: Marisol Lopez,, 510-219-9227

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