Campesino (2016)Documentary · 30 December 2016
Campesino is a feature length documentary that celebrates the lives of the Cuban tobacco farmer as introduced to us by one American whose passion has been photographing them for over a decade. Carl Oelerich, a skycap at the Salt Lake City International Airport, has returned year after year to photograph the same people. Two hours west of Havana in the rust colored tobacco fields of Vinales, famous for growing some of the best tobacco in the world, Carl introduces us to the Campesino life. It is through his relationships and images that we embark on this journey with a cast of characters whose candid conversations overflow with insight, love, hardship, humor and gratitude. Campesino is a peek into a world of rural Cuba that few have seen.