Pedro Ruiz, who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Communication, is a photojournalist and a filmmaker. He directed Animal tropical à Montréal (Tropical Animal in Montreal), a portrait of Cuban writer Pedro Juan Gutiérrez. His film La dérive douce d’un enfant de Petit-Goâve (The Sweet Drifting of a Child from Haiti), which immerses us in writer Dany Laferrière’s unbridled imagination, received the Audience Award at the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) in 2009. Three years later, Pedro released Philémon chante Habana, an intimate cinematographic journey which follows singer-songwriter Philémon Cimon through Havana. His latest film is Havana, From on High, a dazzling and poetic documentary peopled with the Cuban capital’s rooftop dwellers.