The Forbidden Shore

The Forbidden Shore
Ron Chapman | Canada | 2016 | Documentary | 95 min | NY PREMIERE
Director Ron Chapman and Cuban rapper Telmary present for Q&A

Closing Night Film 


Cuba’s people, culture, politics experienced as never before through the incredible diversity of its music. This documentary features over 40 performances/interviews by its top artists, as a musical history emerges; a stunning chronicle of the pulse, rhythm and the very heartbeat of this nation.

La orilla prohibida se acerca a la realidad cubana a través de más de 40 conciertos y conversaciones íntimas. Cuba es la orilla prohibida con más de cinco décadas de historias culturales, artísticas y políticas de la Isla.

Winner Grand Jury Selection Best Documentary Gasparilla International Film Festival
Winner Award of Excellence Accolade Global Film Competition
Winner Audience Choice Award Best Independent Documentary Feature
Winner Award of Merit The IndieFest Film Awards


Ron Chapman, a musician, artist manager, record producer, club owner, concert promoter, advertising agency owner, commercial and film producer and director was born in Toronto, Canada. His 2014 film Who the F**K is Arthur Fogel, (Lady Gaga, U2, The Police, Madonna…) was distributed in over 40 countries, and his 2015 critically- acclaimed award-winning documentary, The Poet of Havana (Carlos Varela, Jackson Browne, Benicio Del Toro…) on HBO. His album “AS WORLDS COLLIDE” released by Current Records, 2016.