A village in the Galician coast. Time seems to stand still. Everybody is paralysed in a reflexive posture while nature and animals move freely. However, we can still hear people talking and moving, as if they were in a parallel dimension. The feeling is like being in a limbo full of spectres. Three women show up, they seem to be able to move between those two dimensions. These women are trying to find Rubio, an experienced diver that has recently disappeared.
Amongst the climate of change in today’s Cuba, three forgotten veterans of the Angolan War are reluctant to abandon the revolutionary spirit which brought them together as comrades. Marching to the top of the mountains, they continue to train, dressed in their old uniforms, just as they did over thirty years ago. Day after day, they take part in this this ritual, as they attempt to return to a time when they felt young, strong and respected. They are The Last Samurai of the Cuban Revolution.
In 1904, Ësáasi Eweera, the last native Bubi leader who opposed the Spanish rule at the current island of Bioko, Equatorial Guinea, was detained by colonial guards and died three days later. By reenacting written texts through voiceovers, taping and studying native oral accounts and identifying historically charged sites, A Storm Was Coming reflects on the gaps, contradictions and falsehoods that colonial history is built upon.