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Film Festival Celebrating Cuban National Day Saturday 25 August August 18, 2012

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Culture, The Left.

Progressive Film Club
at the New Theatre, 43 East Essex Street, Dublin presents

Celebrating Cuban National Day
Saturday 25 August, from 12:00 (noon)

A documentary film based on a wide-ranging interview with Fidel Castro by the acclaimed American independent filmmaker Oliver Stone, conducted
over several days in February 2002. It also follows Fidel through the streets, where he mingles freely with Cuban citizens.

– In Spanish, with English subtitles.

– Running time: 99 minutes.

2 p.m.
A poster in Havana declares: “Our people will confront every type of difficulty, and they will overcome them.” This film examines some of
Cuba’s achievements and some of the difficulties that still remain to be overcome.

– Produced by Radharc Films.

– Running time: 40 minutes.

3 p.m.
Considered a masterpiece of world cinema, this film depicts a drama that takes place during a crucial phase in Cuban history, between the
mercenaries’ attack on Playa Girón in 1961 and the “missile crisis” of 1962. The use of newsreel, speeches and film from hidden cameras gives
the film a real sense of the momentous and revolutionary change taking place at that time.

– Featuring Sergio Corrieri, Daisy Granados, and Eslinda Núñez. Written by Edmundo Desnoe (based on his novel Inconsolable Memories). Directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea.

– In Spanish, with English subtitles.

– Running time: 97 minutes.


1. Organized Rage - August 18, 2012

There is a three part documentary which I think was entitled Cuba in Africa, has anyone come across it?


Ciarán - August 19, 2012

It was a two-part documentary broadcast on BBC4 called “Cuba! Africa! Revolution!”, also known as “Cuba, an African Odyssey”. It was a really very good programme following Cuba’s involvement in anti-colonial struggles in Africa from the victory of the Cuban revolution through to the fall of Apartheid South Africa. It can probably still be found somewhere in the recesses of the internet, and I think it was released on DVD as well.


Michael Carley - August 19, 2012

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