Cuban Studies


AMERICAN REBELS IN CUBA
AMERICAN REBELS IN CUBA

2019  American Studies  Cuban Studies  Chicano Studies  Latino Studies  Latin-American Studies  Peace & Conflict  Political Science  World History 

American Rebels in Cuba follows the unusual life of “rebels” Neill and Nancy Macaulay and their involvement with the Cuban Revolution, providing an inside look at one of the most important historical events of the 20th century.



CINEVARDAPHOTO
CINEVARDAPHOTO

Photography  Art History  Cinema Studies  Latin-American Studies  2010  Directed by Women  Cuban Studies 

A triptych of film essays exploring the photographic medium, Cinevardaphoto is a wonderfully potent and incisive work from Agnes Varda, director of The Beaches of Agnes and The Gleaners and I, who began her career as a photographer before turning to film.

ANECDOTES ABOUT FIDEL
ANECDOTES ABOUT FIDEL

Latin-American Studies  Political Science  2010  Directed by Women  Cuban Studies 

When a young Fidel Castro rescued his friend, Father Llorente, from drowning, he said it was a miracle and prayed to the Virgin Mary. Gabriel Garcia Marquez once gave Castro a copy of Stoker's Dracula which kept him up all night. A witty, engaging collection of personal anecdotes offers new insight into the Cuban leader.

CUBA: a lifetime of passion
CUBA: a lifetime of passion

Latino Studies  Latin-American Studies  Political Science  Economics  Cultural Studies  2008  Cuban Studies 

With unprecedented access to Cubans on both sides of the Florida Straits, Cuba: A Lifetime of Passion looks at the extant reality of the Cuban Revolution and its uncertain post-Castro future.

HAVANA: the new art of making ruins
HAVANA: the new art of making ruins

Anthropology  Urban Studies  Latin-American Studies  Art History  Architecture  2007  Cuban Studies 

From Buena Vista Social Club to Hollywood blockbusters, Havana's crumbling architecture has been romanticized in countless movies. But what about the people who must live in these buildings? A unique thought-provoking portrait of Havana's inhabited ruins and their curious blend of magic and decay.

BLOQUEO: looking at the U.S. embargo against Cuba
BLOQUEO: looking at the U.S. embargo against Cuba

Latin-American Studies  Health  Cultural Studies  Political Science  Environmental Studies  Economics  2007  Directed by Women  Cuban Studies 

Since 1962 the United States has imposed an economic, commercial and financial embargo on Cuba. Bloqueo examines its effects, the reasons for its implementation, and why it has endured for so many decades.

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THE UNCOMPROMISING REVOLUTION

Spanish Language  Sociology  Political Science  Latin-American Studies  Cuban Studies 

Profiles the Cuban Revolution and Fidel Castro at political middle age. The Cuban leader reflects on his life and Cuba — past, present and future — and declares his continuing faith in communism.

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CUBA VA!: THE CHALLENGE OF THE NEXT GENERATION

Children & Young Adult  Spanish Language  Sociology  Latin-American Studies  Directed by Women  Cuban Studies 

This controversial documentary looks at Cuba's future from the outspoken and dynamic perspective of Cuban youth. Interviews and spontaneous, street corner debates are interwoven with rarely seen views of Cuban youth culture. The result is an unprecedented view of a critical moment in Cuban history and Cuban/U.S. relations.

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MIAMI-HAVANA

Spanish Language  Sociology  Political Science  Latin-American Studies  Family Relations  Criminal & Law  Directed by Women  Cuban Studies 

Examines the continuing human tragedy of families divided as a result of the thirty year conflict between the U.S. and Cuba.

CUBA AMOR
CUBA AMOR

Spanish Language  Latin-American Studies  Environmental Studies  Cuban Studies 

This beautifully photographed video gives a rare (for Americans) view of Cuba. Apart from its current economic crisis as an embattled socialist government, it is also an undeniably beautiful Caribbean island which current U.S. laws prevent most American tourists from visiting.

THE CUBAN EXCLUDABLES
THE CUBAN EXCLUDABLES

Spanish Language  Latin-American Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women  Cuban Studies 

The Cuban Excludables is about the thousands of Cuban detainees held in prisons throughout the U.S. With no due process or legal redress, some of them spent years behind bars and cannot be sent back to Cuba by INS due to lack of agreements between the US and Cuba. These Cuban 'excludables' are thus in a legal limbo that leaves them imprisoned indefinitely.

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CROSSING BORDERS: A CUBAN RETURNS

Spanish Language  Sociology  Latino Studies  Latin-American Studies  Cultural Studies  Immigration  Cuban Studies 

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.

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CUBA AT A CROSSROADS

Spanish Language  Sociology  Religion & Spirituality  Political Science  Latin-American Studies  Cultural Studies  Cuban Studies 

This four-part series examines changes in Cuban society during the post-Soviet economic crisis between 1994-98.

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AFTER THE BATTLE

African Studies  Latin-American Studies  Sociology  Spanish Language  Directed by Women  Cuban Studies 

In 1975, the first Cuban soldiers went to Angola to help defend that newly independent government from invasion by South African troops. After nearly fourteen years of bitter conflict, the Angolan War ended, Namibia was established as an independent state, and Cuban and South African troops have returned home. Filmed on location in Angola, South Africa and Cuba, this documentary examines the politics of the war from both sides and features remarkable combat footage, archival material and interviews with Cuban and South African soldiers as well as grieving families of those who died in the war.

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CIA CASE OFFICER, THE

African Studies  American Studies  Political Science  Cuban Studies 

This video portrait of John "Bob" Stockwell, the son of Protestant missionaries, a former Marine Corps officer and corporate manager, reveals the planning and shaping of a CIA covert operation by focusing on his efforts to overthrow the newly-installed MPLA government in Angola in 1975.

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EXPORT TV

American Studies  Media Studies  Political Science  Directed by Women  Cuban Studies 

Examines the feasibility, illegality and political implications of TV Marti, a U.S. government broadcast service beamed into Cuba by way of an intricate satellite and weather balloon link-up in clear contravention of international law and broadcast regulations.

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REVIEW OF THE SIXTIES

World History  Cuban Studies 

A fast-paced overview of the events, issues and personalities of the decade, including the assassinations of two Kennedys and Martin Luther King, Jr.; the Beatles; space exploration; a confrontation in Cuba; and U.S. involvement in Vietnam.

THE FABULOUS SIXTIES: 1962
THE FABULOUS SIXTIES: 1962

American Studies  American History  Cuban Studies 

Malcolm X; bomb shelters; Cuban missile crisis and threat of nuclear confrontation; JFK vs. the steel companies; James Meredith goes to school; Thalidomide tragedy; Seattle World's Fair; Marilyn Monroe dies.

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CHILDREN ARE THE HOPE OF THE WORLD

Children & Young Adult  Spanish Language  Latin-American Studies  Education  Cuban Studies 

This video examines the educational system in Cuba, visiting a preschool, elementary school, middle school, a boarding school for special education students, a ballet academy and a sports academy.

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TEENAGE MOTHERS: A GLOBAL CRISIS

Cultural Studies  Education  Family Relations  Health  Human Sexuality  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Women's Studies  Children & Young Adult  Cuban Studies 

Examines the worldwide crisis in teenage pregnancies through four case studies of teenage mothers in Ghana, England, Cuba, and the U.S., thereby providing a cross-cultural survey of the underlying reasons for the increasing rate of adolescent pregnancies and also discussing the hazards to the health and well-being of such young mothers.

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