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Cool Educational Links and Movies about Cuba
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CNC: Canadian Network on Cuba
Solidarity portal connecting all Canadians working for friendship with Cuba. Rich in news and info.
GREAT MOVIES ABOUT CUBA
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I AM CUBA: History of Cuba leading up to the Revolution
Director: Mikhail Kalatozov
Year: 1964
Actors: Luz Maria Collazo, Jose Gallardo, Raul Garcia, Mario Gonzalez Broche 
Country: Cuba / Soviet Union

BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB: Great music and sounds of Cuba
Director: Wim Wenders
Year: 1999
Actors: Luis Barzaga, Joachim Cooder, Ry Cooder, Julio Alberto Fernandez, Ibrahim Ferrer, Carlos Gonzalez, Ruben Gonzalez, Salvador Repilado Labrada, Pio Leyva, Manuel 'Puntillita' Licea 
Country: Cuba

STRAWBERRY AND CHOCOLATE (Fresa y Chocolate): A favorite and famous exploration of machismo and gay issues
Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Year: 1994
Actors: Jorge Perugorria, Vladimir Cruz, Mirtha Ibarra, Francisco Gatorno 
Country: Cuba

VAMPIRES IN HAVANA: Wonderful animated comedy
Director: Juan Padron
Year: 1985
Country: Cuba

GUANTANAMERA: Fun and fascinating comedy "road movie"
Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Actors: Carlos Cruz, Mirtha Ibarra, Raul Eguren, Jorge Perugorria, Pedro Fernandez
Year: 1994
Country: Cuba

LUCIA: Gone with the Wind of Cuban cinema! Sweeping, spectacular three-part epic recounts Cuba's century-long struggle for liberation through the stories of three woman, each named Lucia.
Director: Humberto Solas
Actors: not known
Year: 1969
Country: Cuba

DEATH OF A BUREAUCRAT: A dark comic, slyly surreal satirical attack on Cuba's Kafkaesque bureaucracy.
Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Actors: not known
Year: 1966
Country: Cuba

UP TO A CERTAIN POINT: Sexual politics is the theme of this introspective comedy.
Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Actors: not known
Year: 1984
Country: Cuba

THE LAST SUPPER: A powerful slave owner who decides to change his ways and invites 12 of his slaves to a dinner where they are asked to re-enact the Last Supper.
Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Actors: Silvano Rey, Nelson Villagra
Year: 1976
Country: Cuba

PORTRAIT OF TERESA: Problems of Cuban women under the revolution. Compassionate and incisive look at sexism and machismo represents Teresa fighting off and eventually leaving her husband.
Director: Pastor Vega
Actors: Daysi Granados
Year: 1978
Country: Cuba

MEMORIES OF UNDERDEVELOPMENT: An anti-revolutionary intellectual living in Havana expresses contempt for the new regime, until he is forced to confront his own past.
Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Actors: Not known
Year: 1968
Country: Cuba

ONE WAY OR ANOTHER: Intimate and complex portrayal of contemporary social, racial and sexual relations played out in the lives of a factory worker and school teacher.
Director: Sara Gomez
Actors: Not known
Year: 1978
Country: Cuba

LA BELLA DEL ALHAMBRA: Brings to life the atmosphere of Havana theater life in the 1920s and 30s.
Director: Enrique Pineda Barnet
Actors: Beatriz Valdes, Cesar Evora, Omar Valdes, Carlos Cruz, Veronica Lynn
Year: 1989
Country: Cuba

SUPPORTING ROLES: Aging actors, on stage as in life, confront their fears and failures. Best Film Award, Festival Latino, New York, 1990.
Director: Orlando Rojas
Actors: Luisa Perez Nieto, Juan Luis Galiardo, Rosa Fornes, Omar Valdes, Veronica Lynn, Carlos Cruz and Leonor Arocha
Year: 1988
Country: Cuba

TRANSPARENT WOMAN: Fascinating panorama of social prejudice and taboo in the lives of contemporary Cuban women of different ages and social strata.
Director: Mario Crespo, Ana Rodriguez
Actors: Mayra Vilasis, Ana Rodriguez
Year: 1991
Country: Cuba

UNA NOVIA PARA DAVID (A GIRL FRIEND FOR DAVID): The story of students of a high school in Havana in the 60's, where love, politics, and moral contradictions appeared.
Director: Orlando Rojas
Actors: Not known
Year: 1985
Country: Cuba

Films to view critically, their themes are anti-Cuba, lack objectivity and vulgar distortions of truth, facts and events: BITTER SUGAR (Azucar Amarga) and BEFORE NIGHT FALLS

We invite you to explore these internet resources and movies about Cuba. We offer them with notes in the hope of advancing knowledge and understanding of Cuba.

GREAT CUBA LINKS AND MOVIES

Electronic News Links about Cuba

General Information and Resources about Cuba

Solidarity Organizations for Cuba

Movies from and about Cuba (right column)

ELECTRONIC NEWS LINKS ABOUT CUBA

AIN: National News Agency of Cuba News and feature stories on Cuba in English and Spanish, including a good focus section on ecology and history.

Granma International Daily news direct from Cuba in English and Spanish.

Juventud Rebelde Weekly youth news from Cuba in Spanish.

Prensa Latina News Agency Daily world and Latin American news from Havana in English and Spanish.

Radio Habana Cuba Daily local and world news from Cuba in English and Spanish.

Radio Progresso Broadcasting from Miami, this station, founded in 1991, is a progressive alternative to the rightwing anti-Cuba media in Florida (en español).

Radio Reloj Current news from the island featuring Cuban and international news in Spanish.

Weather.Com Up to the minute weather reports on Havana and other Cuban cities. Nine day forecasts.

GENERAL INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

AfroCubaWeb Great site featuring AfroCuban news, culture and entertainment.

Castro Speech Database Most speeches, writings and addresses given by Fidel Castro since 1950 with convenient search engines.

Communist Party of Cuba Official website of the Cuban Communist Party in Spanish.

Cuba Government The official website of the Government of the Republic of Cuba in English and Spanish. Good source of history, statistics and general information.

Cuban Cars! Fabulous photos of the vintage automobiles for which the island is famous.

Cuba Photographs "I am the son of my son." 45 beautiful photos of Cuban life.

Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs Content rich in Spanish and English with many subjects related to Cuban foreign affairs including the war against the Afghani people, aniti-terrorism, international conferences, Cuban speeches, declarations and policy papers.

Cuban Poster Art The International Institute of Social History's exhibit: "The Chairman Smiles" (annotated). Thirty-three beautiful posters from the period following the 1959 Cuban Revolution.

Cuban Poster Project Documenting and disseminating the poster art of post-revolutionary Cuba.

CubaWeb A Cuban website in English and Spanish includes current news and web TV from the island.

Embassy of Cuba in Canada Important site covering many aspects of Cuba-Canada relations. Information on travel, immigration visitor's permits. Current Cuba new updated daily. Speeches and writing by Fidel Castro and other Cubans on the terrorist attacks, the war against the Afghani and Iraqi people, and economics.

Havana Club History of Cuba's famous Rum. This gorgeous site covers its origins and manufacture. It also includes recipes, videos and sound clips, and documents the attempt by Bahamas-based Bacardi Company to steal the Havana Club name and trademark and sell a counterfeit product in the U.S.

Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC) Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC) Hosted by the University of Texas, this site provides plethora of current news and links for academic research on Cuba (and other Latin American countries) including material on the arts and culture, business, economy, sports and travel. Their links section also lists rightwing anti-Cuba groups.

Novels Written in English about Cuba/Cubans/Cuban Americans, 1851-2000 British Columbia's Simon Fraser University Library's annotated bibliography of all the fiction in English that could be identified as published over 150 years. Annotations attempt to give some notion of the plot or action of the book. A remarkable resource – kudos SFU!

Ocean Books Site of the Australian publishing house which produces the best books on Cuba. Also includes a Cuban photo gallery and archives on Che Guevara.

Smithsonian National Postal Museum The Pichs Collection exploring Cuba's history through postal stamps. This site is of particular interest to students of Cuban history, artists and postal workers. You can also explore Cuba's aviation history here in a related stamp collection.

U.S. Cuba Right to Travel The American Association for the Advancement of Science Human Rights Program "Right to Travel" website for U.S. residents outlines legal issues and information. Nearly 100,000 U.S. residents travel to Cuba through Canada or México without any problems whatsoever.

SOLIDARITY ORGANIZATIONS

British Cuba Solidarity Campaign An important U.K. organization for the defense of Cuba and its peoples' right to self-determination and national sovereignty.

Canadian Network on Cuba From this solidarity portal, you can connect with other Canadians working to strengthen ties of friendship between our two countries.

Center for Cuban Studies Great site providing information and activities relating to contemporary Cuba and contributing to a normalization of relations between Cuba and the U.S.

Cuba Advocate The Cuba Advocate has a public interest agenda advocating ending the U.S. economic blockade and travel ban against Cuba, restoring full diplomatic relations, and closing the Guantanamo naval base. It also urges an end to the unwelcome, U.S.-sponsored radio and video broadcasts directed at Cuba.

Cubamigo A Cuban and American site by Julián Gutiérrez and Cindy O'Hara providing a unique bilingual perspective on life in Cuba today.

Cuba Organic Support Group U.K. organization in support of Cuba's vast organic agricultural efforts.

CubaSí Very informative Cuban site featuring all aspects of Cuban life. News, horoscopes, music, museums, art, dance, Havana Club rum, cigars, history of Havana, and the life of Che Guevara.

Cuba Solidarity Website of the National Network on Cuba (NNOC), umbrella organization for U.S. groups in solidarity with Cuba. This site includes current news, events, photos and many other resources.

IFCO Pastors for Peace An ecumenical agency whose mission is to help forward the struggles of oppressed people for justice and self-determination. IFCO has led many aid caravans to Cuba in defiance of the U.S. blockade.

La Brigade Québec-Cuba Le projet de la Brigade Québec-Cuba donne la possibilité aux participants de connaître Cuba par eux mêmes, hors des sentiers touristiques traditionnels, en vivant une expérience de solidarité internationale.

Let Cuba Live A Cuba solidarity group based in Maine focused on respect for the sovereignty of Cuba and the independence of the Cuban people. It works for U.S. citizen's right to travel to Cuba freely and ending the U.S. economic blockade against Cuba.

Nova Scotia Cuba Association (NSCUBA) Established in 1989, this organizations hosts the most important and content rich Canadian site on Cuba issues.

Ottawa-Cuba Connection Organized in 1993 to promote closer ties between the peoples of Canada and Cuba. OCC supports the right of sovereignty for Cuba, and acknowledges the gains of the Cuban revolution in health, democracy and education.

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