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Havana, from on High: Secret Rooftops of the Cuban Capital

Cubans with homes on the rooftops of Havana reflect on their lives and hopes for their future in the colourful city.

Editor’s note: This film is no longer available to view online.

Nestled above a decaying district of Havana is a secret village hidden from the clamour of the streets below.

Some people have made makeshift homes on the rooftops, where they can enjoy life in the beautiful yet semi-dilapidated Cuban capital, where it can be a struggle to make ends meet.

Like many others, these residents have been forced upwards by a chronic shortage of housing. From their perch above the city, they bear witness to a society in the process of transformation.