CROSSING BORDERS: A CUBAN RETURNS

CROSSING BORDERS: A CUBAN RETURNS

    Price: $310.00

    Code: 1713
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Glenn Gebhard
    1998, 50 minutes
    Purchase: $310 Classroom Rental: $125


    This video chronicles the 1998 return to Cuba of an American college professor, Dr. Magaly Lavendenz, forced as a child to leave Cuba in 1962, and who grew up in the U.S., but with a distinct Cuban identity. As she returns to her childhood neighborhood in Havana, reunites with relatives and old acquaintances, sifts through boxes of family photos, visits a cemetery in a genealogical research effort, we see her visit as an attempt to resolve the lifelong crisis of her true cultural identity, a dilemma shared by many hyphenated Americans in an era of cultural diversity.

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    "...will help students understand the cultural conflicts immigrants experience and is a good choice for any library that needs material about contemporary Cuba or the immigrant experience."-School Library Journal

    "...would be useful for college level courses which focus on the immigrant experience, the history of Cuban, Latin American identity, or Latin American history."-MC Journal: The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship