It is the first step, a sort of number zero: “Doble Forza” is a pilot already realised with low budget and technical standard.
Alamar, is a new city built in the 1970s in the outskirts of La Habana, mostly with rudimental prefabricated technologies inherited by the soviets; it has been put in place through self-costruction teams of 32 citizens employed in the so called microbrigadas. Today Alamar has a population of about 100,000. The film documents everyday life occurring in public space between repetitive and anonymous tenements, transforming and appropriating the huge empty lots left by an unfinished urbanization, and testimonies advantages and defects of the participative construction process. It mixes the inhabitant’s voices with impressions captured drifting in the urban landscape. Doble Forza is a travelogue about a personal experience of this particular urban experiment, about the everyday life of a socialist urban periphery in Caribbean taste, about the history of a modest utopia and its simple, concrete achievements.