CUBAN FILM FESTIVAL!
June 27, 2010 - 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM
A Cuban Film Festival (A Benefit for Pastors for Peace)
For over 20 years Pastors for Peace has challenged US policy toward Cuba by traveling to Cuba with material aid and promoting people to people contact. These films are not easily available and provide a range of perspectives on Cuba.
2 pm • The Man of Two Havanas (Cuba and Miami) (2008) With a childhood filled with bombings and assassination attempts on her father, the filmmaker explores her relationship with him and the Cuba he left behind. Top Pick, Tribeca Film Festival.
4 pm • Alicia Alonso – profile of a Cuban dance legend. One of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th century has headed the Cuban National Ballet since the Revolution. See her dance in Cuba as well as a profile. Also a 60 Minutes interview.
6 pm • Mission Against Terror – The Cuban Five; they gathered information on violent anti-Cuban groups in Miami and presented it to the FBI, who instead of prosecuting the violent, arrested them!
7 pm • Comandante. Oliver Stone interviewed Fidel Castro for 30 hours, in preparation for this HBO film which has never been shown.
8:45 pm • Pastors for Peace – shorts of past Cuba Caravans.
9:30 pm• Memories of Underdevelopment. A Cuban film classic by the director of “Strawberry and Chocolate.”Come and go as you like. Sliding scale donation: $0-$25 (no one turned away)
Join us again on July 8th,2010 when the Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba comes to Syracuse!
May Memorial UU Society, 3800 East Genesee St.
6:30 PM: dessert, refreshments and conversation.
7:15 PM: Presentation by Pastors for Peace with:
Jim Bowman, a 67-year-old retired Juvenile Probation Officer, developed an interest in the Cuban Revolution as a high school student. A caravanista in 2006, Jim speaks about the philosophy of Pastors for Peace: community organization, non-violent resistance to unjust laws, civil disobedience, the importance of people-to-people relationships, and sharing our time and material goods with those who lead lives of considerable deprivation due to the unjust policies of the US Government vis-a-vis the Cuban people.
Sponsored by the May Memorial Social Justice Committee
For more information, contact Doug: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the Caravan: www.ifconews.org