The Free Life: Portrait of an Artist (Official Trailer)

“Be careful, you are on the edge. They are watching.” That’s how Cuban-born artist Carlos Luna was warned by a trusted teacher that his art would get him in trouble with Fidel Castro’s authoritarian regime. This warning echoed Carlos’ grandmother, who had already told him at age 13 that he would need to leave his family and home if he wanted to be free to pursue his craft. So began a hero’s journey to create what Carlos calls “The Free Life” from Cuba, to Mexico, to finally, Miami.

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Matt Battaglia

Matt Battaglia is the Executive Producer at Free the People. Matt has been working in creative fields for over a decade. He has worked in politics, advertising, comics, and news media. Some of the films and series he has produced at Free the People are Off the Grid with Thomas Massie, All We Have, How to Love Your Enemy, and The Constitution Line by Line with Senator Mike Lee.

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