Ricardo Figueredo Oliva graduated from the International School of Film and Television in San Antonio de los Baños. He has produced over 20 short films, as well as working as a producer for musical theater and the celebrated Danza Abierta group directed by Marielena Boan. In 2010 He founded Cooperativa Producciones, a lab for documentary production. Through that cooperative, he has directed Sexo, Historias y Cintas de Video (Sex, Stories and Videotapes), about prostitution in Cuba; Despertar (To Awaken), a polemical documentary that was censured at the 11th Festival of Young Directors in Havana in 2011, and a “mokumentary” entitled Operación Alfa (Operation Alfa, 2012).