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El Cine Cubano Film Series

Sunday, September 22, 2013, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Bozeman, MT, Bozeman Public Library, Large Community Room

Join Gallatin Valley Friends of Cuba for a free monthly film series exploring Cuba's culture, music, ecology, history, people and global relationships. The series begins with the screening of Cuba: The Accidental Eden, followed by a discussion led by MSU Faculty and community members.

This 60-minute documentary examines how, for decades, Cuba's wild landscapes lay untouched while its Caribbean neighbors poisoned or paved over their ecological richness. Now, with the growth of tourism and some opening to travel, Cuba's priceless treasures are about to face an onslaught if the US trade embargo ends. What will happen to Cuba's stunning biodiversity? Are there sustainable forms of tourist development in Cuba's future? And what can Montanans learn and exchange with our neighbor nation to the South?

The El Cine Cubano Film Series will continue at the Bozeman Public Library Community Room on Sunday, Oct. 20, with the screening of The Buena Vista Social Club. A  beloved musical and cultural story of the re-discovery of Cuba's classic son and folkloric musical traditions, Buena Vista Social Club also features Grammy award-winning musicians and is produced by Ry Cooder.

Join recent travelers to Cuba who will discuss their experiences and share ways to see Cuba's myths and realities for yourself. Gallatin Valley Friends of Cuba is bringing together Bozeman area people who have or want to travel to Cuba as well as those who are interested in citizen diplomacy projects, people to people connections, possible Sister City and general education and organizing work.

El Cine Cubano Film Series programs are free and the public is welcome. Co-organized by  Jan Strout, CLS Instructor and 2013-14 Faculty Fellow in Engaged Leadership, sponsored by the Gallatin Valley Friends of Cuba and the US Women and Cuba Collaboration. More information:

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