Mon 28 January 7.30pm: Maestra (Teacher) (2012) dir. Catherine Murphy.
The 1961 Cuban Literacy Campaign dramatically changed Cuba’s literacy levels in one year, with over 100,000 volunteers, over half of who were women, teaching in rural areas of Cuba. We are showing this film as a tribute to the 60thyear of the Revolution, encompassing, as it does, so many aspects of progress.
Monday 25 February, 7.30pm. ‘Amada’ (Beloved) (1984) dir. Nelson Rodriguez/ Humberto Solás.
In 1914, during World War I, Amada, a bourgeois wife, falls in love with her cousin Marcial, a young idealist who is fighting against the US controlled Cuban regime in power.
Monday 25 March, 7.30pm: ‘Noticiero ICAIC: History through Cuban eyes: (1960-1990)’.
This Al Jazeera production revisits the original footage with commentary from some of those involved. The weekly news programme covering major local and global events would be shown in cinemas all over the island.
CineCuba is a monthly film club, generally held on the last Monday of the month & organised by North London Cuba Solidarity Campaign(NLCSC), showing films from or about Cuba. We aim to show films which provide an insight into the Cuban Revolution and the society, politics, history and culture of Cuba. Where possible we invite guest speakers with a special interest in the film topic. We hope that viewers will stay at the end of the film and participate in the relaxed post-film discussion. Entry is free but donations are invited to cover our costs.
Venue: upstairs at The Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Rd, WC1X 8JR.
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