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Lejos de La Isla, (Away from the Island) Documentary Screening

Event is on: Apr 9, 2009
Posted on: Apr 2, 2009 @ 5:39:14 pm

In April, UCF marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Cuban Revolution with an exhibit and several programs. The revolutionary struggle against the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista, led by Fidel Castro and other rebels, led to profound social and economic transformations, the establishment of a communist regime, the exile of hundreds of thousands of Cubans, and five decades of hostile relations between Cuba and the United States.

The documentary film, Lejos de la Isla, traces the waves of emigration from Cuba to the United States. You'll hear personal accounts from the first groups in 1960, the Pedro Pan Project, the Marielitos, and lseros through the present time. Other exiles and historians, including Luis Salas, director and writer of the film, will attend and share their stories.

Main Library, Room 223 6:00- 9:00 p.m. Popcorn and beverages will be served. Free and open to the public---All are welcome!

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