Directed by Patricia Ramos / Cuba / 75 min / 2017
The screening will be presented by Dr. Beatriz Calvo-Peña, assistant professor of
Spanish at Barry University, and followed by a Q&A session with film director Patricia
This film follows three young habaneros who decide to become entrepreneurs in
contemporary Cuba to change their vacuous routine. But they get a reality check
when they endure the difficulties of getting ahead and creating opportunities under
a panorama of poverty.
Directed by Niccolò Bruna / Cuba, Spain, Italy / 87 min / 2015
The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Corinna Moebius, PhD candidate at Florida International University and author of “A History of Little Havana.”
This movie takes us to the United States Interests Section in Havana, where after 54
years of an embargo, Cubans can finally get a visa to travel legally to the U.S. Using
this as a backdrop, “The Travel Agent” explores faith through one of the most
outstanding aspects of Cuban culture: Santeria and religious syncretism.
Directed by Eileen Hofer / Cuba, Switzerland / 70 min / 2015
The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Dr. Javier González, associate professor of early childhood education at Barry University.
Following the career of two classical dancers, this movie revisits the extraordinary
destiny of Alicia Alonso, the founder of the National Ballet of Cuba. Alonso, who
recently turned 97 years old, is one of the most renowned public figures in Cuba.
The movie weaves her life with that of two young dancers at different stages in their
Directed by Pavel Giroud / Cuba / 104 min / 2016
The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Dr. Laura Finley, associate professor of sociology and criminology at Barry University.
At the end of the 1980s and during the 1990s, the Cuban government confined
HIV patients to sanatoriums under military rule, allowing patients a weekly pass
to visit their families under the supervision of personal wardens called “companions.”
This movie dives into some of the most obscured moments of Cuban history: the
AIDS epidemic, military involvement in Africa, and the pressure the government
exerted over Cuban athletes.
Directed by Sergio Cabrera / Colombia, Cuba / 107 min / 2015
The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Dr. Richard Denis, assistant professor of political science at Barry University.
This film set in the 1970s introduces us to the politics of the Cuban Revolution:
how ideological repression worked on every aspect of daily life up to the point
of suffocation and how it caused Cubans to leave in search of a more luminous