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Jan 3, 2014 by

Moments with Fidel  (2004)

Sunday January 5,  2pm

Loyola University (downtown campus)
Corboy Law Center, room 422,   25 E. Pearson Street, Chicago
(one block north of Chicago & State Red line L stop)

Since revolutionary Cuban forces toppled the U.S.-backed Batista dictatorship on January 1, 1959, 55 years ago this week, Fidel Castro embodied the Cuban Revolution. This original documentary from the Cuban Film Archive uses rarely seen, archival footage and audio from  the toppling of Batista in 1959 to 2004, to create a collage of pivotal moments in the life Fidel and the revolution. The film includes his redefinition of Cuba’s role facing isolation and scarcity in the 1990s after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Hear Fidel addressing millions in Havana about the Cuban people’s struggles for land reforms and increased sugarcane production, and against the threat of U.S. imperialist intervention. Also contains short clips:  My Brother Fidel,The First Delegate, Condemn Me, It Does Not Matter

Sponsors: Loyola University Department of Sociology, Loyola Latin America Studies Progam, Loyola Film and Digital Media Program, Chicago Committee to Free the Cuban 5

For more information:, Stan Smith 773-322-3168

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