Afibola is an afrofeminist and queer Cuban activist, yet her son, Olorun, must unlearn daily most of what he is taught in school. Afibola and her community try to teach Olorun how to grow up to be a free black person, despite the obstacles around them.
Olorun is an eight-year-old black boy living in Havana, Cuba. Camino de Lava accompanies him in two fundamental spaces: in the intimacy and possible safety of a ruined house, where he lives with his mother, Afibola , and the street outside, a new world to discover. Black, queer and feminist, Afibola tries to educate her son about the harsh penalties that the poor, the destitute, the marginalised face throughout life. Her warnings are clear: from school to work, Olorun will have to face discrimination and prejudice from society. But there is also hope for a brighter and fairer future, where Oluron can have a dignified life and be happy. (Jéssica Pestana)