New video

Gary Handman (
Wed, 22 May 1996 09:50:52 -0700 (PDT)

Hi gang...I'm forwarding the following info re an interesting new film
for your consideration.

Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000


Havana Nagila's investigation of the Jewish experience in Cuba is a
unique window on Cuba as an evolving nation and culture. It holds
universal appeal as a reflection on how the integration of immigrants
reflects upon their host, and on the enduring human need for
individuation as well as ties to the past.

Through probing interviews, poignant anecdotes, humor and rigorous
scholarship, Havana Nagila traces the reasons for Jewish immigration to
Cuba, the growth of a thriving Jewish population in the post-War period
despite corrupt and problemmatic governments, the impact of the 1959
Revolution, and the experience of the remaining Jewish Cubans under the
Castro regime, and the phenomenon of the community's current resurgence.
It also looks at the meaning of Jewish identity for contemporary Cuban
Jews, both secular and religious, and some of the international issues
that affect the community's future.

Institutional price: $125.00

For more information or to order, contact:

Schnitzki and Stone Video Journalism
Modesto, CA
phone: 209-571-0646
Faxt: 209-575-1404