Francisco ‘Paquito’ Hechavarría played piano for some of Cuba’s biggest bands, performed at the famed Fontainebleau Hotel in the 1960s, and authored one of the catchiest hooks in pop music history; Tony López created countless sculpted works, including the Holocaust Memorial on Miami Beach; and Nelson and Ronald Currás’s unique painted-tile mosaics grace private homes and public spaces throughout the Caribbean. All originally from Cuba, they brought their love of craft to the U.S. with them. A film about life’s unexpected turns and the joy of working with your hands.

Broadcast on select PBS affiliates in 2011

Recipient of a 2011 Suncoast Emmy® Award

Named Best Documentary at the 2010 Miami Short Film Festival

Network PBS

Running Time 25:30

Producers Gaspar González | Brett O’Bourke
Director Brett O’Bourke
Writer Gaspar González
Associate Producer Christine Sylvain
Cinematographer Richard Patterson
Editor Christina Burchard
Additional Editing Jorge Rubiera
Colorist Ryan Enn Hughes
Post Sound Honor Roll Music

A WLRN / Common Machine Production