An amateur photographer, who works as a skycap at Salt Lake City Airport, documents for the last 15 years the disappearing way of life of Cuba’s tobacco farmers, forging friendships and capturing dignity and sacrifice through his surprisingly intimate pictures. Whether it’s Modesto, the 101 year old philosophical tobacco farmer with a wicked twinkle in his eye and handlebar mustache that would give Yosemite Sam a run for his money; Giovanni the sweet and charismatic farmer/salsa dancer and devoted practitioner of Santeria; or Lazara photographed by Carl since she was two, who now enters her young adult life in the valley with a passion for physics. Campesino introduces you to a way of life and captivating cast of characters that you won’t soon forget.
Director/Producer Mia Tate will be at the screening and will speak afterwards about the film.
This film will be screened twice: 4:30pm and 7pm on March 7.