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Salud! (To Your Health!) film

Sunday, January 26, 2014, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Bozeman, MT, Bozeman Public Library

El Cine Cubano! Film Series begins the New Year with a free showing of Salud! (Health!), Sunday, January 26, 3 - 5 p.m. in the large community room at the Bozeman Public Library.  Salud! Or what puts Cuba on the map in the quest for global health, is a compelling, upbeat and moving film about the Cuban approach to public health and the role of Cuban doctors abroad.

Former President Jimmy Carter says in the film, "Of all the so-called developing nations, Cuba has by far the best health system.  And, their outreach program to other countries is unequaled anywhere." Salud! is said to be, "A great tool for learning how much there is to learn from Cuba," says Paul Farmer, MD, Partners in Health and Harvard Medical School.  Gallatin Valley members of the 2013 US Women's Research Delegation to Cuba and participants in the International Women's Conference, "Women in the 21st Century," will also briefly share recent experiences from their travels last November in Cuba.

On Sunday, February 23, at the Bozeman Public Library, Cuba Mia:  Portrait of an All-Women's Orchestra, will be screened, the musically and visually stunning story of Cuba's all female orchestra! Cuba Mia takes us behind the scenes as 10 talented young musicians, playing the harmonies of Cuban soul, demonstrate the power of music to cross boundaries of nation, gender and time.

In April, date to be determined, special guest Dr. Norma Vasallo Barrueta, social psychologist, Director of the University of Havana's Department of Women's and Gender Studies and organizer of the International Women's Conferences in Cuba, will be in Bozeman as part of a national Speaking Tour for a series of public events starting with the El Cine Cubano! Film series. 

Join Gallatin Valley Friends of Cuba at the film series, along with other Bozeman area people who have or want to travel to Cuba, and are interested in citizen diplomacy projects, people to people connections, possible Sister City and general education and organizing work.  Fundamentally, Gallatin Valley Friends of Cuba is about building bridges between the people of Montana and Cuba and, promoting free exchange of travel and ideas between both the U.S. and Cuba.

El Cine Cubano! Film Series is organized by Gallatin Valley Friends of Cuba, the US Women and Cuba Collaboration (, MSU Department of Mondern Languages & Jan Strout, CLS Instructor and 2013 - 14 Faculty Fellow in Engaged Leadership.

For further information, contact Jan Strout (206.251-0880) or Lissa Barber (763-4423).


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