“Bright colors and human warmth embrace you as soon as you step in Cuba,” says filmmaker Oliver Astrologo. When he visited the country, he felt he was in a different world, one where time stopped in the 50s and is still free of globalization and mass tourism.

He shot this video to try and show the essence of Cuba, an essence he hopes will never change and be sucked into Westernization. The video was filmed in collaboration with Simone Sampò in Havana, Baracoa, Santiago, Trinidad, Viñales, Camaguey, Holguin, and Santa Clara.

You can follow Oliver Astrologo on Facebook, Vimeo, and Instagram.