We've all heard about Michael Moore's take on Cuba in Sicko. But many
Cuba-related films are hitting the Washington circuit.
SHOOT DOWN -- A blow-by-blow account of Cuba's downing of two Brothers
to the Rescue Cessnas by Cristina Khuly, the niece of one of the victims.
SALUD! -- Academy Award nominee Connie Field takes a benign view of
Cuba's medical health system.
THE MAN OF TWO HAVANAS -- A documentary about Cuban exile Max Lesnik,
whose political views toward Cuba earned him the wrath of many of
Miami's Cuban exile groups. The movie was made by Lesnik's daughter,
Vivien Lesnik Weisman.
VOICES FROM THE ISLAND OF FREEDOM -- A Czech television documentary that
looks at human rights abuses on the island, with a cameo by former Czech
president Vaclav Havel.
- Where Is Cuba Going?
... Right before we landed, the flight attendant made an announcement, in English and Spanish, that although daylight saving time recently went into effect in the States, the island didn’t observe that custom. ... The time in Cuba was different. ... My wife’s 91-year-old Cuban grandmother, who lives with us much of the time, once drew for me on top of a white cake box a map of their hometown. ...
- If Cuba embargo ended, U.S. businesses ready for rush, but not island
... While U.S. companies dream of a post-embargo Cuba, infrastructure woes, a lack of financing and Cuba's legal system may present challenges. ... Cuba's business potential looks as pretty as its postcards: A nearly five-decades-long embargo has made the island just 90 miles from Florida's coast hungry for nearly every good and service a U.S. company might provide. ... But the flip side tells a different story about the most populous country in the Caribbean: that of a cash-strapped state with crumbling infrastructure and an economy in the stranglehold of an authoritarian government. ...
- Death of a Castro heralds the end of an era in Cuba
... HER NOM de guerre was Deborah and she was the most powerful woman in Cuba. ... For almost 50 years she was the Caribbean island's de facto first lady, appearing alongside her brother-in-law, Fidel Castro, at official events and founding the largest womens' organisation in the country. ... But although she was - by marriage - a Castro for almost 50 years, she was known throughout the island until her death last week simply as Vilma Espin. ...
- Changes In Cuba, Ill Believe It When I See It
... Changes In Cuba, I'll Believe It When I See It / Juan Juan Almeida ... It is precisely because of this that today, at a distance of almost three years (since I left the island) and more than 90 miles, I can't accept the different discourses coming from the island that describe an actuality that speaks much and says little. ... Can we attest that the modifications in the travel and immigration law eased the entry to and exit from the country for Cuban citizens? ...
- Re: cuba
... By the way, the "handful of vocal Cuban Americans in Miami" comes to well over 2 million votors that, when motivated, vote as a single block. ... As for whether the flooding of Cuba with American dollars is the best thing for the island, ... Neither wants improved conditions in Cuba while the island is still under the authority of a Castro or, for that matter, any communist government. ...