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Cuba

Cuban Cinema Classics. Volume 4, Tributes

Contents: A Camilo = For Camilo / Luis F. Bernaza (1981, 7 min.) -- Che: una foto recorre el mundo = Che: a photo travels the world / Pedro Chaskel (1981, 12 min.) Contains two short films from Cuba's national film institute, ICAIC. For Camilo pays homage to revolutionary hero Camilo Cienfuegos. Each year on the anniversary of his death Cubans commemorate him by floating flowers in rivers and the sea. Che: a Photo Travels the World demonstrates the power of Che's iconic image and tells the story of the photographer who captured it on film.

Cuban Cinema Classics. Volume 5, Singers

Contents: Yo soy la cancion que canto = I am the song I sing (homage a Bola de Nieve) / Mayra Vilasis (1985, 27 min.) -- Omara / Fernando Perez (1983, 26 min.). Contains two short films from Cuba's national film institute, ICAIC. I am the song I sing pays tribute to legendary Cuban performer Bola de Nieve. Omara presents the life and career of Omara Portuondo through dramatic sequences interworven with interviews and performance footage.

Cuban Cinema Classics. Volume 6, Jazz

Contents: Buscandido a Chano Pozo = Looking for Chano Pozo / Rebecca Chavez (1987, 27 min.) -- Manos y el angel : tributo a Emiliano Salvador = Hands and the angel : a tribute to Emiliano Salvador / Esteban Insausti (2002, 27 min.) Contains two short films from Cuba's national film institute, ICAIC. Looking for Chano Pozo includes testimony from family, friends, and fellow musicians to piece together the life and premature death of jazz drummer Chano Pozo while highlighting his unique contribution to modern jazz rhythms.

Cuban Cinema Classics. Volume 7, 1900

Contents: Uma mirada amistosa = A Friendly gaze / direccion, Octavio Cortezar ; guion Pablo Armando Fernandez, Octavio Cortazar (28 min.) -- La Gloria City = City of La Gloria / guion y direccion, Sergio Nunez (20 min.). Contains two short films from Cuba's national film institute, ICAIC. A friendly gaze: In 1904, U.S. photographer Sumner Matteson traveled around Cuba on a bicycle. His photos provide a unique glimpse of Cuban people and landscapes more than a century ago.

Cuban Cinema Classics. Volume 8, Cubania II

Contents: Fabrica de tabaco = Making cigars / Sara Gomez (1962) -- Plaza vieja = Old plaza -- Ire a Santiago = I will go to Santiago -- Para construir una casa = To build a house / Nicolas Guillen Landrian. Contains four short films from Cuba's national film institute, ICAIC. Making cigars shows the process of crafting Cuba's internationally renowned cigars. Old plaza: Slices of life in this historic square are combined into a montage of Cuban reality during this early phase of the revolution.

Cuban Cinema Classics. Volume 9, Nicolas Guillen Landrian

Contents: En un barrio viejo = In an old barrio -- Ociel del Toa = Ociel of the Tao River -- Coffea arabiga (1968, 18 min). Contains four short films from Cuba's national film institute, ICAIC. Making cigars shows the process of crafting Cuba's internationally Contains three short films by experimental filmmaker Nicolas Guillen Landrian from Cuba's national film institute, ICAIC. In an old barrio features a glimpse of an old Havana neighborhood proffered through the filmmaker's languid lens and ambient street sounds.

Cuban Cinema Classics: Santiago Alvarez

Contents: Now (Realizacion, Santiago Alvarez; song, Lena Horne; b&w, 1965, 10 min.): Montage of U.S. news films and stills that captures the repressive reaction of some authorities to the civil rights movement accompanied by the song, Now, which was banned on many American radio stations. 79 primaveras (Realizacion, Santiago Alvarez; b&w, 1969, 21 min.): A biography of Ho Chi Minh of Vietnam interweaving still photos, newsreel footage and Ho's poetry.

Cuban Missile Crisis Tapes

From ABC News Nightline, with Ted Koppel, and commentary by Robert McNamara. An analysis of the debates and strategies discussed by Kennedy and his closest advisers during the Cuban tapes from the Kennedy Library. Originally broadcast on the television program Nightline, on October 24, 1996. 1996. 23 min.

De Donde Son los Cantantes?

Examines the importance of popular music in the Cuban culture and the history of Cuban musical groups with particular emphasis on the Trio Matamoros. 199-?. 31 min.

El Arte de Tabaco.

A close-up examination of laborers creating Cuban cigars intercut with artistic advertising labels and postures for those cigars. Silent with musical accompaniment. 199-?. 7 min.

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