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Hard Rock Havana film peers behind curtain of reclusive dictatorship

The celebrities in this scene are the members of ZEUS, the country's oldest heavy metal band. They've performed in Havana since the 1980s, when this American-influenced music was officially banned by the Castro government. The long-haired rockers called "freakies" were thrown in jail and concerts were broken up by state police.


American filmmaker Nicholas Brennan has spent the past four years capturing ZEUS's story and the broader history of heavy metal in Cuba in the feature-length documentary film "Hard Rock Havana".

The film is executive produced by Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney, with Dave Lombardo, Cuban-born former drummer of SLAYER, serving as the music advisor.

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/former-slayer-drummer-dave-lombardo-involved-in-making-of-hard-rock-havana-film/

Kickstarter:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nicholasbrennan/hard-rock-havana