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Cuba

El noticiero ICAIC Latinoamericanoa

Contents: Actualidades Cubana e internacionales (11 min.) -- El Companero President [Allende] vista a Cuba (19 min.) -- Actualidades Cubana e internacionales (20 min.) -- El pueblo Chileno aplastara al fascismo (10 min.) -- Ano 32 de la revoluccion (10 min.) -- 1989 ano 31 de la revoluccion (18 min.) -- Nos casamos y ... nos divorciamos (10 min.) -- Ano 32 de las revoluccion (3 min.) -- Reportaje a la vinegreta (6 min.) -- El Centralito Guarapera (9 min.).

El Rojo Para Los Labios: Red for the Lips.

Employing a mixture of video graphics, computer animation, and documentary footage, the director uses the metaphor of a disenchanted and lethargic woman to lament the loss of Cuba's revolutionary ideals and fervor. c1991. 13 min.
Related web sites:Description from Icarus Films catalog

El Viaje Mas Largo (The Longest Journey)

This documentary examines the history of Chinese immigration to Cuba, and the Chinese presence in Cuban everyday life as part of the national "Mestizaje." 1993. 24 min.

Estado del Tiempo (Changing Times).

Interviews with Cubans who are attempting to escape Cuba by raft and with those who have chosen to remain in Cuba despite difficult economic and social circumstances. Writer/director, Luis Felip Bernaza. 199-?. 35 min.

Fidel (Fidel, The Untold Story)

A documentary produced in Cuba celebrating the life and political career of Fidel Castro through archival footage, interviews with Castro and commentary by family, associates, former guerrilla fighters, politicians and historians. Castro is seen swimming with bodyguards in the ocean, visiting his childhood home and school, joking with his friend Nelson Mandela, meeting with Elian Gonzalez, and celebrating his birthday with the Buena Vista Social Club. Director, Estela Bravo. 2003. 91 min. (75 minute version)

Fidel Castro

Fidel Catro is profiled through interviews with relatives, fellow rebel leaders, Bay of Pigs veterans, human rights activists, journalists and enemies in Cuba and abroad. Contents: Boyhood -- Student leader -- Moncada -- Jungle fighters -- Rebel victory -- A man to be reckoned with -- Revolutionary reforms -- The Soviets and Cuba -- Bay of Pigs -- Cuban Missile Crisis -- In love with Castro -- Worldwide revolution/Che -- An economic disaster -- Angola, Nicaragua, Afghanistan -- The Mariel boatlift -- Human rights violations -- Soviet collapse -- Just one man.

Fidel: 48 horas en Buenos Aires

Newsreel footage of a visit by Fidel Castro to Buenos Aires, Argentina in May, 2003, intercut with historical footage of other journeys to the country including meetings with presidente Nestor Kirchner and Che Guevara. In Spanish. PAL format. 2003. 46 min.

Following Fidel (Portrait of the Caribbean; 6)

Life in Cuba under the Communist regime of Fidel Castro offers contrasts in improved education but inadequate housing. However, some of the population prefer the present situation to the former dependence on America. c1992. 45 min. [preservation copy]

Gay Cuba.

A look at homosexuality in Cuba, featuring interviews with lesbians and gays. A project of the Felix Varela Center of Cuba. Directed by Sonja de Vries. Dist.: Frameline. 1995. 57 min.
Full-text review from:Full-text of review in Bright Lights Journal by Gary Morris
Reviews and articles:
Merrett, Jim. "Growing up Gay in Castro's Cuba: Exile Raul Ferrera-Balanquet Discovers Himself in his Videos." Advocate, n579 (June 18, 1991):68 (2 pages).

Great Day in Havana.

A vibrant celebration of artists and musicians in Havana, Cuba's capital. Musicians, painters, sculptors, writers, and filmmakers reveal and reflect on Cuba's precarious political climate, its African heritage, the ironies of tourism, and how to live with dignity in the face of the United States embargo. Directed & produced by Laurie Ann Schag & Casey Stoll. 2003. 73 min.

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