The documentary "El sol rojo en el poniente" (The Red Sun in the West), filmed by Marina Ochoa, was premiered at Havana's 23 y 12 movie theater.
This interesting film analyzes the Japanese immigration in Cuba based on representatives of the descendants of those men and women who came to the island looking to improve their lives.
“The Red Sun in the West” reveals the problems Japanese workers had to face, as cheap labor on the sugar plantations, at first, and then in the cities, during a very complex time in Cuban history.
The film was produced by independent firm ARO and the Japan Foundation, in collaboration with the Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC). This new documentary was chosen to participate in the first Movie-Migrant Festival in Argentina.