On March 22, 2017 Smock attended a documentary film screening for ‘Patria O Muerte’ (Country or Death) by filmmaker Olatz López Garmendia.
“A raw, unvarnished look at contemporary Cuba through the lens of its people” – HBO
Danilo Maldonado Machado ‘El Sexto’, who was part of the film was present during the Q&A, along with Olatz López Garmendia. El Sexto has recently been released from a high security prison after pressure from activists and groups such as Human Rights Foundation (HRF) who lobbied for his release. He was imprisoned after publicly celebrating the death of dictator Fidel Castro, where he was beaten and starved for 2-months.
You can watch it here on HBO: