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1912: Breaking the Silence

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1912, Breaking the Silence is the title for a project consisting of three chapters dedicated to the history of the Party of the Independents of Color (PIC). An approximation, a tentative sketch necessary for this little known part of Cuba's history. This is documentary material, intended to teach, whose principal resources are the voices of historians and Cuban cultural icons who in some way have taken up this theme as they express their ideas and conclusions.
DVD
2013; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Bay of Pigs

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Online
2000
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The Changing Faces of Communism, Cuba

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Discusses transformation of Cuba under Castro and communism, showing improvements in the educational and medical systems as well as problems with inadequate housing and transportation.
VHS
1990
Ivy (By Request)
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Cuban Dance Examples [electronic resource]: A Glimpse of Cuba Through Dance

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This documentary by Yvonne Daniel includes clips of a variety of different dance styles found in Cuba.
Online
1991
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Cuban Rumba

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This documentary by Yvonne Daniel is about Cuban Rumba dancing.
Online
2001
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Free Havana =: Habana Libre

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Gay Rights is an issue heard around the world, including Cuba. The show paints a vivid picture of what I has been like to be gay in Cuba through the candid stories of six gay and lesbian individuals. From the Batista era to the Revolution to the Mariel Boatlift to present-day Cuba, exposes the evolution of gay life from a time when homosexuality was considered a punishable crime to current efforts to promote a greater acceptance of freedom of sexual preference.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Great Day in Havana

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"A vibrant celebration of artists and musicians in 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"--Container.
DVD
2003; 2001
Clemons (Stacks)
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Havana

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The film tells about the lives and living conditions of the Cuban people years after the revolution. Interviews with authors and poets about their lives in Cuba.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Inside Castro's Cuba [electronic resource]

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The eyes of the world have been on Cuba as thousands of Cubans have risked their lives trying to reach the U.S. Inside Castro's Cuba looks at what drove many to leave and what the reality is for the vast majority of Cubans who stayed behind. With the collapse of the Soviet bloc, Cuba has been presented with its toughest test of strength since the revolution thirty-five years ago. Filming in Cuba for an entire year, the filmmaker gained rare access to Castro himself and to his personal archives. The result is an insightful view of the man and his people. People wonder how long Castro will maintain his leadership. The film discovers huge support for him because he brought Cubans a higher standard of living than that of any other country in the third world. Still vigorous and tenacious [...]
Online
1996
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Looking for a Space [electronic resource]: Lesbians & Gay Men in Cuba = Buscando Un Espacio : Los Homosexuales En Cuba

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One of the ironies of the Cuban Revolution was that, from the beginning, it persecuted many of its loyal supporters because of their sexual orientation. "Looking for a Space" examines the cultural, political and historical reasons behind the persecution of lesbians and gay men during the early years of the Revolution, and takes a fresh look at this issue from the perspectives of Cubans who are living on the island today. We meet a diverse group of people, from a wide range of age groups and occupations, who express differences of opinion. Older people recall the repression of the late sixties when gay people were sent to "UMAP" camps for "re-education." During the Mariel boatlift of 1980, many gay people were seen as "counterrevolutionary" for fleeing the country. Many younger Cubans [...]
Video Other
1995
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Cuban Story : The Truth About Fidel Castro Revolution

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During the time Errol Flynn and Victor Pahlen lived in Havana operating a movie theater the revolution broke out. Sensing the import of history in the making, they grabbed their cameras to capture what they could for posterity. After the revolution, this film was screened at the Moscow Film Festival where it was the first time the Russian people had ever seen the face of Fidel Castro.
DVD
2002; 1959
Clemons (Stacks)
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A New Cuban Crisis [electronic resource]

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On February 24, 1996 three American planes took off from Miami to search for Cuban rafters fleeing the Castro regime. Over Cuban airspace, two planes were shot down and four Americans died. In retaliation, the U.S. extended its 34 year old Cuban embargo and passed the Helms-Burton Act to punish foreign companies who do business with Cuba. This program presents opinions of American legislators, members of the European Union, the international investment community, international law experts, and Cubans both at home and in exile. It goes on to explore conditions in Cuba relating to the embargo and shows the uneasy alliance between capitalist reforms and socialist belief. This timely program provides an important diversity of opinion on U.S. Policy towards Cuba and its effect on America' [...]
Online
1998
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A Night in Havana: Dizzy Gillespie in Cuba

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Presents a celebration of the life and work of jazz pioneer Dizzy Gillespie. Captures notable musical moments from his trip to Cuba, as well as quiet reflections on the importance of Afro-Cuban music to his art and sense of self. Includes performances of Blues, Con alma, Gee baby, Manteca, A night in Tunisia, and Swing low, sweet Cadillac.
DVD
2005; 1988
Clemons (Stacks)
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Nobody Listened

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The brutal methods employed by Castro's government to maintain power over the Cuban population are chronicled in this revelatory documentary. Includes testimony from former Castro comrades, Communist leaders and supporters of fallen dictator Batista.
DVD
2004; 1988
Clemons (Stacks)
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Oggun

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DVD
1991
Clemons (Stacks)
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Pequeñas Mentiras Piadosas =: The Travel Agent

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"From her tiny office overlooking the U.S. Interests Section, 58-year old Lourdes counsels thousands of Cubans seeking a U.S. travel visa. She coaches them on answering tricky questions, fine-tuning their stories so they have a better chance of succeeding. They come from every walk of life and from all over Cuba to unveil their own life stories at the "Oficina del amor" (Office of Love), as she's baptized it. Despite helping others to travel, she has never been able to visit her own mother, son, brothers, grandsons, and nephews in Florida. "[I] quench the thirst of others every day, yet there is not a drop of water for me," she says sadly. After a long wait, Lourdes' time has finally come: her interview is set. Her dream to visit her dying mother, who emigrated during the sixties, ha [...]
DVD
2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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San Juan Hill

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Online
2004
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The Spanish American War

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"As a war, it was small, nasty and suspicious. As news, it was godsend ... revealing look at the power of the press and its often problematic influence in the real world, where reporters can be as effective in spurring events as presenting them." Program looks at the [1898] war as it was "presented to people at that time through the accounts of newspapers nationwide ... [as the] forces, personalities and events of the war that secured America a place on the world stage are relived."--Taken from the program's website.
Online
1998
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They Are We

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They are we is the story of a remarkable reunion that takes place 170 or so years after a family was driven apart by the ravages of the transatlantic slave trade. In Central Cuba, proud members of the Gangá-Longobá, a small Afro-Cuban ethnic group, have kept their unique heritage alive. Incredibly, through decades of brutal enslavement, independence wars, and then the denying of all religions after the revolution, they have retained a collection of distinct songs and dances that one of their ancestors brought from Africa as a slave. Each December 17th they still perform them at the San Lazaro ceremony. After a chance discovery while working in West Africa, director Emma Christopher spent two years showing a film of the Gangá-Longobá songs and dances to several thousand people acros [...]
DVD
2015; 2013
Clemons (Stacks)