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El Cine Cubano! continues with Gender, Race, Secuality & the Cuban Revolution on April 6

Sunday, April 6, 2014, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Bozeman, MT, Bozeman Public Library, Community Room

El Cine Cubano! will screen 2 films that explore gender, race and the politics of sexuality before and following the Cuban Revolution with the premiere of From Maids to Companeras and Lucia (Part 3) on Sunday, April 6, from 3 - 5 PM, in the Bozeman Public Library's large Community Room.  From Maids to Companeras is the story of the transformation of the lives of three Afro-Cuban women who were domestic workers before the Cuban revolution, and after the revolution through education, health and community development, gained successful professional careers to become a judge, a poet and a cook.  It was produced by Jean Weisman and directed by Belkis Vega.  The interviews are especially enlightening about life for many women before and after the Cuban Revolution.  Paired with Lucia, award-winning Cuban filmmaker Humberto Sola's compelling narrative told by three Lucias illuminating Cuba's social and political tranformations during the 20th Century.  The third and most contemporary Lucia exemplifies the powerful changes undergoing Cuban society as she fights for the right to an education in this examination of gender and sexual politics during Cuba's 1961 Literacy Campaign.  For those who loved the documentary Maestra/Teacher (premiered here two years ago), this is a must see!

Tuesday evening, April 22 at Montana State University will feature Dr. Norma Vasallo Baruetta, Directorof the University of Havana's Department of Women's and Gender Studies, internationally-recognized feminist scholar and director, Women in the 21st Century International Conferences, as part of a national Speaking Tour.  At this free event co-sponsored by numerous campus and community groups,       Dr. Vasallo will be speaking about Cuba's Changing Economy: Impacts on Cuban Women and Families   at 7PM in SUB Ballroom A, with a Reception to follow. 

El Cine Cubano! film events are free and open to the public, a part of an on-going series sponsored by the Gallatin Valley Friends of Cuba, a group of local travelers and persons interested in Cuba. 

omenandcuba.orgContact Jan Strout at 206/251.0880 or Lissa Barber at 406/763.4423.  Other co-sponsors include the MSU Department of Modern Languages and Literature and the US Women and Cuba Collaboration

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