The Other Side of LatinX: Cuban Films

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Title -- Black and Cuba: Students Explore Race and Society in Cuba (2015) 1hr 22m

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.

Feeling outcast from their Ivy League university, a group of street-smart students travel to Cuba to see if revolution is truly possible. With enthralling scenes of hip-hop performances and spontaneous encounter with AfroCuban youth, this edgy and artful documentary follows the travelers as they discover connections between Cuban and American perspectives on Human rights, race and equality.

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

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