Charlie 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
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
Country of origin : United States
Runtime: 13:10 minutes
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.
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