Catching Up with Cuba–films.

Films on Cuba.

Conducta. 4pm February 24

Ghost Town to Havana 7pm March 4.
See details at
https://cinema.indiana.edu/upcoming-films/screening/2019-spring-program-sunday-february-24-400pm

We invite you to attend a thesesfilms on which we are collaborating with IU Cinema and other partners including:
Hands to Cuba, School of Education, La Casa, CLACS, International Studies, Ruth Lilly Endowment, Documentation Center, Black Film Center, Cultural Studies Program.

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Baseball news flash

Breaking: Major League Baseball and the Cuban Baseball Federation have agreed on historic deal that would allow Cuban players to come to MLB without defecting.

On the subject of baseball we are offering a film series in conjunction with IU Cinema and CLACS. “Catching Up with Cuba” will feature ‘GhostTown to Havana’ by Eugene Corr about youth baseball teams from US and Cuba that compete in Havana (Mar 4)
The second film is Conducta (Behavior) by Cuban filmmaker Daranas. (Feb 24).

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Trip to Cuba May 2018

 

 

 

 

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Las Terrazas, Artist Studio View of Lake

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Restaurant in Havana

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Mateo Fuentes-Rohwer at Plaza de la Revolución, Havana

 

 

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Children at La Colmenita with Director Cremata

 

 

 

 

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Symphonic Music in El Mejunje Theatre

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Portrait of José Martí

 

 

 

 

 

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Revolution Café

 

 

 

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Latin American Working Group toolkit

href=”http://lawg.org/storage/documents/CubaToolkitJuly2018.pdf

Latin America Working Group provides a toolkit to advocate for an end to the U.S. travel ban and trade embargo against Cuba.

One example of the economic outcome of the “blockade”…

Battery maker suspends trade with Canadian cobalt supplier over U.S.-Cuba sanctions concerns.
Panasonic Corp, which produces batteries for Tesla, suspended trade with its Canadian supplier Sherritt International Corp over embargo-related concerns surrounding the amount of Cuban-mined cobalt that may be in the cells, which may end up in the U.S. market, Reuters reports. A spokeswoman for Panasonic told Reuters that the company “has sought guidance from the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regarding its interpretation of the scope of the U.S. ban on Cuban-origin imports.”
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Unrelated but also of interest:
Slow food movement takes hold in Cuba.
https://www.slowfood.com/Finca-slow-food-Cuba/

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Cuba Caravan with Gail Walker

Podcast of interview with Gail Walker on WFHB.

Pastors for Peace Gail
Walker w/ Ned & Heike

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Cuba Caravan

Building Bridges
Tearing Down Walls
The Cuba Caravan is Coming to town

Join Cubamistad and Pastors for Peace
for a Pitch-in Meal and a Movie.
6:00 pm Thursday June 28th
AME BETHEL CHURCH
​302 N. Rogers St. Bloomington, IN.
Hear the inspirational words of Gail Walker
​Director of IFCO-Pastors for Peace
Dare to Dream is a 30 minute movie the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) in Havana, Cuba through the eyes of US students who are recipients of full scholarships in return for their commitment to practice medicine in under-served communities.
Through the stories of ELAM graduates, we learn the history of this medical school that is revolutionizing healthcare on a global level, graduating more than 26,000 doctors from around the world.

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Cuba Caravan event June 28.

Join us as we welcome director of Pastors for Peace, Gail Walker, during her stop in Bloomington June 28.
She is the daughter of IFCO Founder Lucius Walker and has been the director since 2011. She facilitates the process for dozens of US students studying medicine in Cuba courtesy of the Cuban government. Stay tuned for more information as to the time and place of the event.

For further info on the caravan itself local contact is cyndict@riseup.net or look on the national website http://www.ifconewsorg.org

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