Zoraida Barreiro, Miami Filmmakers & 2018 World Cup Analysis

Jun 14, 2018
Originally published on June 14, 2018 7:37 pm

Sundial spoke to Zoraida Barreiro, who is running for the same Miami-Dade District 5 commissioner chair that her husband, Bruno Barreiro, left vacant in March when he announced he was running for Congress. He held the seat for 20 years. Miamians living in downtown, parts of Brickell, parts of Miami Beach and Little Havana will vote for Eileen Higgins or Barreiro in a special runoff election June 19. (Last week Sundial spoke with Higgins, who took the most votes in the May election.) 

Filmmakers Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman head the company Rakontur, meaning one who tells stories with skill. They’re known for the Cocaine Cowboys documentary, exploring Miami’s history during the cocaine trade of the 1980s, and the ESPN 30 for 30 film “The U” about the Miami Hurricanes during that same era. Sundial sat down with the filmmakers to discuss a new project they’re working on - a television series called “A Sunny Place For Shady People.”

And finally, many soccer (fútbol) fans in South Florida don’t care that the U.S. didn’t qualify for the World Cup. Because of the diverse and vibrant soccer scene in this part of the country, most fans have a team playing in Russia. Sundial spoke with the Miami Herald’s sports writer Michelle Kaufman about what to expect for this year’s event and how Miami and South Florida rank in soccer passion.

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