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Exclusive clip: PBS’s “Weekend In Havana With Geoffrey Baer”

Ahead of its premiere on July 18, realscreen presents an exclusive clip from PBS’s Weekend In Havana With Geoffrey Baer. In this new series produced by WTTW, travel host Geoffrey Baer explores the ...
July 17, 2017

Ahead of its premiere on July 18, realscreen presents an exclusive clip from PBS’s Weekend In Havana With Geoffrey Baer.

In this new series produced by WTTW, travel host Geoffrey Baer explores the heart of Cuba’s capital, now open to American tourists after more than 50 years.

Three young locals — architect and restorationist Daniel de la Regata, famed flamenco dancer Irene Rodriguez, and Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Roberto Fonseca — serve as travel guides.

With the help of his new friends, Baer (pictured, left) witnesses the nightly firing of the cannon at the fortress of San Carlos de la Cabana, visits the first city square,  travels through Havana’s architecture, and takes a wild ride in a “coco taxi” — a small yellow vehicle that looks like a coconut.

Baer also dines in one of the city’s various restaurants and schmoozes with the young crowd at La Fabrica — a series of art galleries, bars and performance spaces located in an old factory .

The documentary is part of the ‘PBS Summer of Adventure’ — a showcase of programs designed to take families on adventures around the world. The program is directed by Leo Eaton, co-written by Eaton and Baer and produced by Donn Rogosin, Dan Soles and Hugo Perez.

Weekend in Havana With Geoffrey Baer premieres July 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on PBS.

 

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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