Firstly let me say that my comments refer solely to the first La Epoca film. The above comments don't stand up to any sort of scrutiny. You promised to document a group of people who were largely ignored at the time. Even though in the end you didn't actually document them you did give them a modicum of exposure, so of course they are going to want to expand on that. Add the fact that your father was a well respected musician in the mambo era, and of course these people are unlikely to criticise you. Incidentally, Celia Cruz died in 2003 and TP died in 2000, so I doubt either of them endorsed your films, seeing as La Epoca 1 came out in 2008. (Or have you been in touch with them via a medium?) You're totally missing the point. To summarise my criticisms of La Epoca: 1. It's unbelievably badly made. In fact it's so shoddy that when watching it I kept thinking the whole thing was a spoof. Bear in mind my background is as a fan of low budget exploitation movies, many of which were made in the 70s with tiny budgets, yet even then there is at least a tiny amount of care put into the final product. In your first movie it appears you didn't even bother to watch it before releasing it, the final product is so shoddy. (The fact it's taken you over 8 years to even bother to see what people are saying about you online says it all really.) 2. This film is marketed as being a documentary about the mambo era, particularly focusing on the Palladium. It is nothing of the sort - it's just an opportunity for you and your salsa scene cronies to try to associate yourselves with the old school mambo dancers. You don't ask the old school dancers any meaningful questions to find out their stories and you don't show any clips of old school mambo dancing (then or now), aside from a few clips from Mambo Madness (mistakenly referred to as being filmed at the Palladium). Yet you have extensive film of today's salsa scene dancers - the very people the old school dancers criticise - dancing. What an insult. 3. Even the tiny amount of factual information offered is dubious. The only musician you mention, over and over, is Arsenio. I thought it would be impossible to overstate his importance, but by ignoring the big 3 and various others that's what you have done. If you want to talk about the mambo era then Machito more than anyone is the one figure who had the most significance, but he is largely ignored. By failing to ask these wonderful people any meaningful questions to elicit any real information from them, nor editing their comments so any negativity is balanced by positivity, you do these people a massive disservice. The fact that 5 years later you reedited the film so it is (I assume) not quite so bad really isn't much of an excuse. In closing I will say I bought that DVD as someone desperate to find out more about the mambo era. I discovered and saw almost nothing of interest. There are occasional moments that I liked it's true, but then I also had to suffer an R&B song and film of today's salsa stars doing multi-spins - how the hell could you possibly think those are appropriate in a documentary that is supposedly about the 50s and 60s? Add to that the fact that the old school mambo stars are made to look very bad, e.g. Cuban Pete claiming to have invented the Suzy Q - why the hell would you include that when a moment with a search engine will show that move predates mambo by decades and originated in jazz dance? Have I seen any of your other movies? - funnily enough no. I saw a trailer for one though, and it was so unbelievably badly made that once again I kept thinking it was a spoof. I'd stick to the piano playing if I were you - it's a great skill to have and you do it very well as I recall.