Casting in Jaguey Grande

A film by Thomas Winston

This film was screened as a part of the 2018 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF21)

This short film preceded the feature Jeffrey


Casting in Jaguey Grande


Cuba/USA, Documentary, 2017
15 min, Color
English, Spanish with English subtitles

Just a few clicks north of Bay of Pigs’ pristine mangrove flats lies Jaguey Grande, Cuba. Cuban kids with rods and reels attempt to master the art of the fly cast. Their mentor and father figure, Felipe, guides affluent anglers from around the globe to the region’s coveted sport fisheries nearby. However, gaining the same access for his students proves to be difficult. CASTING IN JAGUEY GRANDE tells the story of the changes facing the next generation of Cubans, far from the glossy scenes of vintage cars and cigars that fill the travel magazines.

Texas Premiere

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