The Other Side of LatinX: Cuban Films

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Title -- Return to Cuba: Life in Cuba After Castro (2016) 1hr 19m

Join us for a new film series which aims to give viewers an intimate account of life in Latin American and Caribbean countries to create knowledge and build bridges across geographies, individuals and between communities.

Dr. Lucia Suarez, Director of ISU Latino/a Studies Program, will introduce each of the series’ films setting the stage for a brief journey into contemporary Cuba, the island, its immigrants and its exiles.

After 18 years living in Italy, Barbara Ramos returns to live in Cuba. In the town of Santa Clara and through the projects of family and friends, she discovers what has changed, what hasn't, and what will likely never change in her country. Shot over a period of three years Return to Cuba chronicles her life after Fidel Castro's era, in the wake of Raul Castro's liberal reforms and the reconciliation with the United States of America. A light-hearted yet energetic movie, Return to Cuba: Life in Cuba After Castro demonstrates that finding happiness is possible again in today's Cuba!

Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library, US Latinx Studies Program. Supported by the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation. 

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