Welcome to cinembargo films

We are a visual arts company producing independent films and documentary photography dedicated to eliminating boundaries and promoting cultural respect. Founded in 1994 by Laurie Ann Schag and Casey Stoll, the current focus of Cinembargo Films is Cuba; specifically projects on Cuban artists including musicians, actors, dancers, writers and contemporary culture.

The award winning documentary film GREAT DAY IN HAVANA premiered in 2001. The current project is a feature documentary on Cuban singer/songwriter Carlos Varela. With an extensive archive of photographs and information about Cuba through the 1990's to the present, this website is designed to give a glimpse of daily life in contemporary Cuba. Visit the photography gallery to explore the large selection of photographs available for purchase.

Carlos Varela Film Project

Great Day in Havana Documentary