They have many ladders. They only need one. Let’s see. A short film by Alex Santiago and the students of Instituto Buena Bista.
In Cuba in 1983 an improbable friendship develops between a homosexual author and the obedient government official who has to ‘babysit’ the former for three days. Subtle drama demonstrates how politics can drive people apart and how essential human contact can obviate that distance.
Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, the dialogue-less film recounts the milestones in the life of a human being.