Ruben Blades It's Not My Name


Yo No Me Llamo Rubén Blades, Panamá, 2017, 93 min


Rubén Blades, an icon of Latin American music, was at the center of the Salsa revolution of the 70s. His socially themed lyrics and explosive rhythm brought Salsa to an international audience. Blades has been awarded 17 Grammys, performs in Hollywood, received his Law degree from Harvard and ran for the presidency of his native Panama. Blades gives exclusive access to his home to filmmaker Abner Benaim, who is also accompanying him on his concert tour.


Festivals & Awards

Producers: Abner Benaim, Gema Juárez, Cristina Gallego.
Executive Producers: Gema Juárez Allen, Abner Benaim.
Cinematography: Gastón Girod Mauro Colombo.
Direct Sound: Richard Córdoba y Carlos ̈Beto ̈ Urriola.
Editing: Felipe Guerrero.

– Audience Award, South by Southwest Film Festival, 2018
– Official Competition, FICG, 2018
– Official Selection, Ambulante, 2018
– Official Selection, BAFICI, 2018
– Official Selection, IFF Panama, 2018
– Official Selection, DocsBarcelona, 2018

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