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.
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).
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.”
Unrelated but also of interest:
Slow food movement takes hold in Cuba. https://www.slowfood.com/Finca-slow-food-Cuba/
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.
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.