Afrobeta, an electro-funk duo based in Miami, is exploring their Cuban heritage via a documentary its makers are attempting get bankrolled online.
“Birthright?!” by directors Jayme Gershen and Cristina Garcia, follows Tony Smurphio and Cuci Amador as they visit the island their parents fled from in the 1960s for the first time. They are seeking funding on the crowdfunding platform Seed & Spark as well as competing in “Hometown Heroes,” which could give them an additional $50,000.
Wednesday marks the end for the Seed & Spark campaign, which is only a few hundred dollars short of its $15,000 goal.
“We tried to create a platform for everyone to have a voice, because this story of Cuba — especially in Miami– is such a hot topic,” Gershen in a news release about the project.
Amador, also in the release, described the film as “sweaty, funny, and tropically surreal.”