Nestled above a decaying district of Havana is a secret village, hidden from the clamor of the streets below. The chronic shortage of housing in Central Havana has pushed the city upwards, where life spills out onto the rooftops. These makeshift houses are inhabited by resilient and remarkable residents. These rooftop dwellers have a privileged point of view on a society in the process of major transformation after more than 60 years of the revolutionary government.


Pedro Ruiz is a Venezuelan filmmaker and photojournalist based in Montreal. He has a bachelor’s degree in Social Communication. Havana, from on High is his fourth feature film, gaining numerous accolades across the globe.