Acerca de un personaje que unos llaman San Lazao y otros llaman Babalú
Octavio Cortázar
1968 - 20 min - 35 mm - Noir & Blanc - Cuba

The celebrations of San Lázaro day (December 17) in the sanctuary at El Rincón allow the filmmaker to confront the different ways that religion can appear amid the Cuban population, in particular concerning this saint who, because of the syncretism that has taken place between Catholic and traditional African religions, is also known under the name of Babalú-Ayé.
Cortázar shows us a certain disagreement between those who consider these beliefs incompatible with the Revolution and others who consider them quite harmless. And he does not hesitate to express his own point of view...

Author-Director : Octavio Cortázar
Photography : José Fraga, Ramon Suarez, José Lopez
Sound : Raúl García, Rodolfo Plaza
Editing : Caíta Villalón
Original Music : Raúl Gómez
Delegate Producer : ICAIC (Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos)


2022 - États généraux du film documentaire, Lussas (France) : Histoire de doc : Révolution à Cuba