Vinales, Pinar del Rio, Cuba, January 2008 /February 2010. Deep in a forest, on certain Sundays, people (mostly men) use to gather for a pretty underground cock fight. It’s an old Cuban tradition that the comunist regime has tried to suppress for years.
In a curious pattern, all the comunist regimes in the world, including the former one in Romania, develop a certain obsession to crush everything that link the people with their past, religion and traditions.
Small tragedies and small victories happen there, in the woods. People bet, shout, eat, drink, smoke, fight, sometimes borrowing the gestures of the fighting cocks.