Hand Rolled: A Film About Cigars is a documentary about the cigar industry made by Jesse Mariut and Steve Gherebean. The film ties together everything from how cigars differ from other tobacco products to the truly personal and unique experience cigars have created for various individuals around the world. This is not a quick little story about cigars—this is a history lesson of the industry and how [Fidel] Castro took over that island [Cuba] and made the rest of the world pay attention to all those other countries
Featuring interviews with heavyweights like Carlos Fuente Jr., Rocky Patel, Hendrik Kelner and Jose Orlando Padron (which would end up being his final interview), the movie is both informational and entertaining. It educates viewers on the history of the cigar product category, from its early origins in Cuba to the Cigar Boom led by Cigar Aficionado in the mid-1990s. The film received a standing ovation from the IPCPR audience.