Cuba in Media

A Film as Seductive as Cuba

Leo, a 19-year old campesino-climber in Viñales, sits a stride a stalactite high under the ferocious roof of Wasp Factory (7b+/12c), shows his blistered hands from his day-job, plowing behind a team of oxen, and then throws and sticks the crux hold. That’s the scene I loved from “The Life of Leo”, a candid five-minute video by Renan Ozturk, in the voice and images of Leovany Hernandez. After clipping the anchors, Leo says, “I would like for climbing to be legalized and that more people from around the world would come here to climb in peace.”
Life of Leo