In 19th century Cuba, runaway African slaves known as 'Cimarrons' who have overpowered their Spanish masters hide in settlements in the eastern mountains. But discord among the Cimarrons is sown by traitors working secretly for the Spanish. Maluala is part of a trilogy of films about Cuba's slave uprisings made by Sergio Giral, the best known Afro-Cuban director.
Historically lucid. --Village Voice, New York
Striking, colorful! An absorbing adventure wrought from historical events. --San Francisco Film Festival