august, 2017

sun6aug11:30 AM- 1:00 PMCharlieQueens Museum Block 1 - Short Documentary11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EST

Event Details


Since hijacking a plane to Cuba in 1971 to avoid charges of killing a police officer, the
Cuban government has provided Charlie Hill refuge, allowing him to live a life beyond
the reach of the FBI. In a letter to his nine-year-old son, the film takes an intimate look
at his account of the events leading up to fleeing the US. All of it plays out against the
backdrop of the opening up of US-Cuba relations, which could result in Cuba allowing
Hill’s extradition.


Country of origin : United States

Runtime: 13:10 minutes


Directed by

Kadri Koop


About the Director

Kadri Koop is an Estonian filmmaker, cinematographer and editor based in the Bay Area.

She has spent all of her independent life studying and working in various parts of Europe

and Asia from Amsterdam to Singapore. Her work experience extends from her native

Tallinn to Beijing, London and Havana. She thrives in foreign production climates and

has producing experience in Estonian, English, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.

Having worked in TV-commercials, narrative film and independently as a documentary

filmmaker, she mixes various modes of storytelling. Kadri is drawn to character-driven

stories depicting the lives of ordinary people with extraordinary paths. Her short films

deal with an array of characters: from a gravestone maker in the Bay Area to a

community of Latin American artists in San Francisco and from a crossing guard in

Silicon Valley to an ex-Black Power militant living as a fugitive in Cuba.

Her films have screened at film festivals from the US to the Middle East, and her work

has been featured in online publications including AJ+ Español, The Atlantic Editor’s Pick

Series and Rompeviento TV.


(Sunday) 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM