Freedom Summer Film Series | Maestra / Noticiero ICAIC Newsreels
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July 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us at The People’s Forum for our Freedom Summer Film Series!
As we begin the reopening of our space, every Friday evening from May through August we will show a film in our screening room.
This is a free, educational program, however, in order to maintain a safe capacity level, we ask that you leave a $6 deposit to reserve your participation. You will be refunded your deposit upon arrival or if you cancel. Please have your confirmation email ready when you arrive.
Freedom Summer Films is a series that aims to explore the humanity and the creativity of the many struggles against imperialism, colonialism, capitalism at home and abroad, and we hope to leave inspired for a future of liberation through community and love. We know that cultural expression is one of the most powerful forms of political education, and we hope you join us for these collective viewings!
FREEDOM SUMMER FILM SERIES | MAESTRA
Cuba, 1961: 250,000 volunteers taught 700,000 people to read and write in one year. 100,000 of the teachers were under 18 years old. Over half were women. MAESTRA explores this story through the personal testimonies of the young women who went out to teach literacy in rural communities across the island – and found themselves deeply transformed in the process.
Year: 2013 | Director: Catherine Murphy | Duration: 32 min
FREEDOM SUMMER FILM SERIES | NOTICIERO ICAIC LATINOAMERICANO
About “Noticiero ICAIC Latinoamericano”
“Noticiero ICAIC Latinoamericano” was a series of cinematic newsreels produced from 1960 to 1990 by the Cuban film Institute ICAIC. The weekly news program, covering major local and global events, would be shown before film screenings in the capital, Havana, and in towns and villages around the island. Cinema newsreels are anachronisms now, but back then, Cubans were covering the news their way. And we haven’t seen anything like what they produced since.
Year: 1960-1990 | Director: Santiago Álvarez, Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos (ICAIC) | Duration: each 5-12 min