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Cuba, the People.

A documentary on the life and times of the people of Cuba since Fidel Castro came into power as recorded by four students who visited the Island of Cuba. The students observed first-hand the countryside, towns, cities, government and the people from peasants to professionals. 1976. 60 min. 1. Looking at the other (1:32) -- 2. A Cuban hotel the Cuban way (29:45) -- 3. We are not going to throw in the towel: redimensioning at Hilatex (18:37) -- 4. Bermudas, Canada and Cuba in Alamar: a dismountable factory (19:12) -- 5. Perfectioning of enterprises at Conrado Pina (25:21) -- 6. Among Cuban dolls (19:55) -- 7. Coffee (15:40) -- 8. In Tarara tourism is conjugated with? (16:48)Disc 2 looks at social policies that are preserved or disrupted, the economic conditions of the working class and the underground economy. Features five films of satirical jokes and songs that comment on the Cuban economic situtation. 9. Caring for infants (16:09) -- 10. Idyll at a Havana school (17:04) -- 11. Health: a hospitable visit (18:49) -- 12. Rectification or paying for errors (1:30) -- 13. Camels in Cuba (1:42) -- 14. It ain't easy (1:51) -- 15. Three sharks (2:18) -- 16. Pandas in Cuba (1:58) -- 17. Eliel and the ulterior economy (15:13) -- 18. Jineteando (4:15)Disc 3 looks at new business forms and practices in the formal economy and the challenges confronting the self-employed in Cuba. 19. Self employment: Making bread [Tailor, Carpenter, Restaurant employees, Baker, Pedicab driver] (39:00) -- 20. A mixed hotel: with mergers between Parque Central and the Santiago Carnival (41:00)Disc 4 looks at now forms and practices in the formal and informal economy with visits to a sugar cooperative and small city markets and stores. 21. Sugar in Aremisa (55:13) -- 22. Markets - but which one? (33:07) -- Special features: photomantages by Ines E. Aponte.

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