New Orleans African Film Festival
October 6 at 1:00 PM

Last year, Michael Moore and the people of Traverse City created a Cuba Film Fund to help revive a stalled project by young Cuban director, Ian Padrón. Within two weeks the local people raised enough money to allow Padrón to finish his first feature film. He returned this year with not only the first Cuban-Traverse City production, but also one of the highlights of the festival. Habanastation was a surprise hit and won the Founder's Best of the Fest Award. Director Ian is the son of the well-loved Cuban director Juan Padrón, who made the popular animated classic, Vampires in Havana. Ian Padrón infused his film with input from members of La Colmenita Children's Theater Company, which numbers over 12,000 young actors across the island.