CUBA: a lifetime of passion

CUBA: a lifetime of passion

    Price: $310.00

    Code: 2286

    Directed by Glenn Gebhard
    2007, 76 or 60 minute versions available
    Purchase: $310 Classroom Rental: $125

    "Let those who desire a secure homeland conquer it. Let those who do not conquer it live under the whip and in exile, watched over like wild animals, cast from one country to another, concealing the death of their souls with a beggar's smile from the scorn."
    - Jose Marti, 19th Century Cuban patriot

    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.

    Cuba is in the 45th year of a fledgling revolution - a revolution which took place before many Cubans were even born. But what is the legacy of this historic revolution? What will happen to the revolution after Castro? And what effect will this have on the Cuban ‘exile' community in Miami?

    Through a series of revealing interviews with people who fall on all sides of this issue - pro-Castro Communists in Cuba, oppositionists in Cuba, U.S. Department of State personnel, academics, Cubans "stranded in exile" in Miami - along with sequences beautifully shot in 1080i High Definition, this thought-provoking documentary considers Cuba today, yesterday, and tomorrow.

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    Festivals & Awards

    * Winner, Boston International Film Festival, 2007
    * Winner, Beverly Hills Hi-Def Film Festival, 2007
    * Winner, Columbus International Film Festival, 2007
    * Official Selection, Big Muddy Film Festival, 2007
    * Official Selection, San Paulo Film Festival, 2007


    “A balanced, insightful, provocative, and attention-grabbing political and sociological study of one of contemporary history’s most intriguing circumstances. This incredibly thorough program reviews the rise and ultimate success of Fidel Castro and his followers up to today’s question on the island’s future after Fidel is no longer able to lead. Fascinating film footage and still photographs.” - School Library Journal