The Black-E screens six films showing the accomplishments of Cuba in healthcare, education, LGBTQ and women’s rights, as well as looking at the revolution itself.
Mariela Castro’s March: Cuba’s LGBT Revolution (Sat, 13:00)
Mariela Castro, director of the Cuban National Centre for Education in Havana, is at the forefront of LGBTQ activism in Cuba. This documentary assesses how the macho culture the revolution inherited is being confronted.
Maestra (Sat, 14:00)
In 1961, Cuba aimed to eradicate illiteracy within a year, sending 250,000 volunteers across the island to teach reading and writing in rural communities. This documentary film is about the young women teachers who made the 1961 Cuban Literacy Campaign possible.
Cubanas: Mujeres en Revolución (Sat, 14:45)
A 2018 release looking at the role of women in the Cuban guerrilla struggle and in the revolution up until present day.
Cuba: Defending Socialism, Resisting Imperialism (Sat, 16:15)
Featuring Cuban workers, this film explains how the Cuban people have set up their economy, constitution and social provision despite 60 years of imperialist attack, isolation and, since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Special Period. *Introduced by a brigadista from the 2015 RATB brigade*
Che: Part 1 (Sun, 13:00)
Part one of this two-part epic on the life of Che Guevara looks at the Cuban Revolution, from the landing of guerrillas to the successful overturn of Batista’s dictatorship two years later.
!Salud! (Sun, 15:30)
!Salud! looks at some of the 28,000 Cuban health professionals serving in 68 countries, from the shores of Africa to the Americas. It explores the hearts and minds of international medical students in Cuba- now numbering 30,000, including nearly 100 from the USA.
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