Toppa Top 10: Top Caribbean Culture Documentaries

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April 19, 2011

6.ย  Yank Tanks: Carros Classicos De Cuba (2002)

US director David Schendel’s doc shines a light on the vibrant classic car culture in Cuba, where an astounding number of American vehicles from the ’40s and ’50s are still on the road. Through interviews with owners, admirers and the resourceful mechanics whose ingenuity helps keep the cars running despite a lack of replacement parts, Schendel illustrates how these classic American machiens are some of the last remaining and most important vestiges of life just before the Revolution, and one of few ways to display individuality in a highly regulated Communist state. Watch the whole thing above.