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Yoan Manolo Galiana



Biography

Yoan Manolo Galiana is similar to many skateboard cinematographers--creative, diligent, and always keeps the camera rolling. One of his distinguishable traits, one which is inherent in many Cubans, is his amazing resourcefulness and making the most out of the little he had. Before leaving to live with his father in Montreal, Galiana was filming with hi-8 tapes and editing on outdated computers and video software. But that never held him back, and he has filmed, edited, and produced countless skateboarding videos that have garnered widespread attention in Cuba and thousands of views across YouTube and Vimeo. He is a very talented skater, as well, but much prefers skate life behind the lens.
Yoan Manolo Galiana