LISANDRO PEREZ-REY (Director)
As an independent producer and director, Lisandro Perez-Rey has completed
several short films and documentaries, many of which deal with Cuban-
Americans in Miami. Lisandro is the 2003 recipient of the prestigious Oscar B.
Cintas Foundation Fellowship for artists of Cuban descent. Más Allá del Mar
(Beyond the Sea) is his first feature-length endeavor and may represent the most
complete work to date on the infamous Mariel Boatlift of 1980. It involved
extensive research at moving picture archives around the world, filming in
Cuba, and months of collecting oral history from subjects around the United
States. His second documentary— LA Fabri K (The Cuban Hip Hop Factory)
follows a group of Cuban rappers from their humble homes in Havana through
their groundbreaking concert tour of the United States.