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Young Cuban tobacco farmer and cigar maker, Hirochi Robaina, follows in his famous grandfather's footsteps as he fights climate change and torrential rains to bring in the harvest and preserve the 171 year-old family legacy. In his time, Hirochi's grandfather, Alejandro Robaina, grew the largest and most perfect tobacco leaves prized by the legendary cigar brand Cohiba and acclaimed by Fidel himself.
Skipping a generation, Alejandro had anointed Hirochi as his heir before he died. Now without his grandfather at his side, Hirochi has to meet the challenges of a depleted ozone layer and its effect on the crop, as well as battling layers of government bureaucracy. Shot on location in the Cuban tobacco cradle, the verdant province of Pinar del Rio. From the producer of Jiro Dreams of Sushi and Chef's Table.
BIO: Matthew Gelb was born in New York City. He is a producer, director and editor, known for the award-winning documentary short film, Prince of Smoke. Gelb is also an established video and virtual reality editor with over ten years of experience cutting for some of the best names in the industry.
The Woodstock Film Festival is a not-for-profit, 501c3 organization with a mission to present an
annual program and year-round schedule of film, music,
and art-related activities that promote artists, culture,
inspired learning, and diversity. The Hudson Valley Film
Commission promotes sustainable economic development
by attracting and supporting film, video and media production.