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In Cuba They're Still Dancing

UK, 1993 (MIFF 1994, Documentary)

Director: Richard Downes

Agnes McLean is a life-long socialist and aficionado of Latin dancing. The film follows her from her modern sequence dance class in Glasgow's Pollok Centre to the famous Tropicana nightclub in Havana, and then into the back-streets of the Cuban capital where she discovers the real roots of the Rumba, one of her favourite Latin dances. In Havana, Agnes discovers that the 'Glasgow Rumba' - to which she has been devoted for so long - is a fabricated Hollywood hybrid! Then she experiences the 'Real Rumba' of Cuba among the people, which is something very different!

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