Santos–Skin to Skin

Santos–Skin to Skin is a film portrait of community activist and seven-time Grammy nominee John Santos, a “keeper of the Afro-Caribbean flame.” Rich in unforgettable musical performances, Santos links the rhythms of his ancestors to contemporary struggles against urban gentrification, social inequality, and racial injustice. His hands on the skin of the conga peel back the legacy of colonialism while navigating the politics of culture and global migration. One of the world’s foremost exponents of Afro-Latin music, Santos, through his mixed Puerto Rican & Cape Verdean heritage, musical storytelling and legendary percussion classes, strives to unite and expand his kaleidoscopic audience.

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Film Screenings

Mar 13, 9:00am CDT – Mar 15, 9:00am CDT
9:00am10:15am
Availability:United States
Mar 16, 2022
7:30pm8:45pm
Mar 19, 2022
11:45am1:00pm

Credits

Director:

Kathryn Golden

Producer:

Ashley James, Kathryn Golden

Cinematographer:

Ashley James

Editor:

Kathryn Golden

Music:

John Santos, The John Santos Sextet, Omar Sosa, Kenny Endo, Abhijit Banerjee, Rico Pabon

Principal Cast:

John Santos, Aida Salazar, Eddie Palmieri, Raul Rekow, Orestes Vilato, John Calloway, Omar Sosa, Robert Farris Thompson

Additional Credits:

Co-Producer: Roberta Singer, Consulting Producer: Jorge Oliver, Associate Producer: Julian James, Cameraperson: Lenny Levy, Cameraperson: Robert Pacelli, Cameraperson: Martin Bessoni, Drone Photography: Julian James, Studio Sound recordist: Jeremy Goody, Cameraperson: David Flores, Sound Mix: Phillip Perkins

Contact

Distributor:

Bridge Independent
Bill@bridgeindependent.com

Public Film Contact:

Kathryn Golden
Searchlight Films
searchlightfilms@me.com

Publicity Contact:

Flavio Alves/Rakoom
press@rakoom.com
917-328-8259

Sales Agent:

Bill Straus

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Film Badge
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
Interactive Badge
Film Festival Wristband
Year:

2022

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Documentary, Music

Screening Section:

24 Beats Per Second

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

United States Minor Outlying Islands, United States

Language:

English with English Subtitles

Runtime:

75 mins