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Anacaona [electronic resource]: The Amazing Story of Cuba's Forgotten Girl Band

Formed in 1930s Havana, the all-girl orchestra Anacaona achieved world-wide popularity. Cuchito Castro, and eventually her 11 sisters, took on the male-dominated world of "son" music. Son combines the structure and elements of Spanish cancion, Spanish guitar, African rhythms, and percussion instruments of Bantu origin. At the time it was believed women were not capable of playing son. With concerts in 1938 in New York and Paris, along with films in Mexico, Anacaona rose to international fame, but then faded into obscurity after the Cuban Revolution.
Online
2010
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Cuba [electronic resource]: St Lazarus

In "My Americas," Mexican American hosts Roberto Alcaraz and Leticia Vásquez travel into the rich cultural and spiritual life of Latin America in search of their heritage. In this program, Roberto arrives in Havana for the celebration of Saint Lazarus, an event drawing pilgrims to a tiny sanctuary in the nearby town of El Rincón. He discovers how African slaves connected Catholic saints to African deities-Saint Lazarus, for example, with Babalu Aye-to keep their culture alive. He explores African spirituality, sometimes known as Santeria, by meeting with a high priest (or babalao), a performing group specializing in Arará songs and dances, and Afro-Cuban singer, Lazaro Ros. Finally, Roberto takes part in a procession and dances to African drumming, symbolic of the triumph of a people [...]
Online
2015; 2004
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Cuba [electronic resource]: The Next Revolution

In Cuba, Professor Gates finds out how the culture, religion, politics, and music of this island are inextricably linked to the huge amount of slave labor imported to produce its enormously profitable 19th-century sugar industry, and how race and racism have fared since Fidel Castro's Communist revolution in 1959.
Online
2011
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Cuba and Haiti [electronic resource]: Globe Trekker

This Globe Trekker episode follows Ian Wright as he skydives onto a Havana beach and journeys through Cuba and Haiti. In the tobacco province of Pinar del Rio he lends a hand to the guajieros, visits a cigar factory, and stays in the holiday resort built by Fidel Castro's lover. Ian visits the site of the Bay of Pigs invasion and Che Guevara University before swimming with dolphins in Holguin, touring Santiago de Cuba, the country's music capital, taking a trip to Dinosaur Land, a bizarre theme park built by criminals on community service, and climbing the Gran Piedra. He continues to Port au Prince, the capital of Haiti and oldest black republic in the world. After a quick visit to Jacmel to witness a cockfight, Ian gets involved in a peasant festival, is invited to a voodoo ceremon [...]
Online
1998
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Embargo [electronic resource]

Almost half a century of American economic and commercial sanctions have left Cuba impoverished, but far from being crushed, the Cuban people embrace the opportunity to improvise. "You can't just buy things," a woman explains. "You have to invent them." One entrepreneur fashioned a motorbike from parts of a Chinese bicycle and the front of a Soviet rig; and with no cosmetics available, women concoct homemade alternatives using shoe polish and crayons. Capturing the vibrancy of everyday life on the streets of Havana, this film is an inspiring tribute to Cuban creativity necessitated by the American trade embargo.
Online
2004
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Human Rights and Cuba [electronic resource]

Human Rights Watch has accused the Cuban government of systematic human rights abuses, including torture, arbitrary imprisonment, unfair trials, and extrajudicial executions. Cuban law limits freedom of expression, association, assembly, movement, and the press. This episode explores the state of human rights in Cuba. Interviews with U.S. Undersecretary of State Peter Tarnoff, and Edgardo Valdes, a Cuban government official to the UN, highlight the nature of U.S./Cuban relations. Cuban-Americans, Frank Calzon and Sam Farber, debate the continuing U.S. embargo of Cuba. Also featured is a report by filmmaker John Alpert on the relations between Cubans and Cuban-Americans from the vantage point of ordinary Cubans.
Online
1995
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Television Around the World [electronic resource]: Cuba

Cuba's first television shows celebrated the island's carefree casino culture, but as the political regime changed, so too did the country's broadcast messages. This program tracks the evolution of Cuban TV and gives an overview of the programming it now offers. Clips from telenovelas and news, educational, and variety shows illustrate the diversity of Cuban TV, and snippets of sitcoms reveal that despite tight governmental control, pokes at authority are permitted under the guise of comedy. The video also addresses the heavy Chinese presence in Cuban broadcasting since China became the island's main economic support. Includes commentary from noted film critic Rufo Caballero.
Online
2010
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Baseball in Cuba, 1996

Cuba: Kids play baseball in Fangotta, "a very poor riverside slum
Online
1996
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Chernobyl Survivor Play in Cuba, 1996

Cuba: Ukrainian boys playing a spirited game of soccer at a children's medical facility specializing in victims of radiation fallout (children of the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown).
Online
1996
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: City Life in Cuba, 1996

Cuba: Rundown residential district of urban Malecon (essentially a ghetto). Several boys playing basketball in the courtyard of an abandoned building
Online
1996
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Cuban Hospital, 1996

Cuban hospital with outdated, worn-out, and makeshift equipment; in Spanish, doctors discuss need for better medical supplies
Online
1996
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Domestic Life in Cuba, 1996

Domestic life in Cuba in poor living conditions. Woman washes clothes in sink, stirs food in large pot and folds clothes on bed.
Online
1996
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Fishing in Cuba, 1996

Cuba: men & boys fishing in Malecon at sunset (figures and city skyline in glorious silhouette).
Online
1996
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Laying Telephone Cable, ca. 1920

Laying a cable between the US and Cuba "Laying a Talk Highway."
Online
1920
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Military Parade in Cuba, ca. 1937

Cuban military parade overseen by Cuba's dictator; 1962 voiceover reflects Cold War bias, says that even under the dictator "they enjoyed more freedom than they do under the tyrant that rules today
Online
1937
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Municipal Court in Cuba, 1996

Cuba: inside a municipal courtroom, court in session; panel of 3 judges, of defendant giving testimony, stenographer working
Online
1996
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Pediatric Care in Cuba, 1996

Cuba - infant in ICU incubator with a catheter and tubes taped all over her.
Online
1996
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Religion in Cuba, 1996

Cuba: residential Santeria shrine. Varied knickknacks, some religious, some more secular
Online
1996
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Ships Leaving Cuba, 1996

Large ship sails away from Havana, Cuba (scenic)
Online
1996
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Slum Conditions in Cuba, 1996

Cuba - dumpsters full of trash and trash laying around them, a woman walks by
Online
1996