Our ‘Understanding Cuba Through Film’ series paired film and food with great speakers and cultural events one Friday a month. This Fall’s focus on Communist Cuba compared these ‘so close but so far’ neighbors to ourselves.This free culinary and cultural community seriea paired film and food with great speakers and cultural events to illluminate this ‘close but so far’ neighboor in depth. This series was supported in part by The Vermont Humanities Council and The National Endowment of the Humanities. It was also supported by Express Fluency language school, 118 Elliot and Restless Rooster Cafe, all in Downtown Brattleboro, Vermont.
Cuban dinners served by donation starting 6:30pm
Films start at 7:00 pm with discussion/event to follow
118 Elliot, 118 Elliot Street
Downtown Brattleboro, Vermont 05301.
Listen to WWAC’s Lissa Weinmann on “Green Mountain Morning” talking about our Understanding Cuba Through Film,” premiering Sept. 23, 2016: http://wkvtradio.com/gmm/una-mayor-comprension/
Friday, September 23, 2016
The Film: Conducta ( Behavior)
(2014, Ernesto Daranas 100 min, Spanish with English subtitles) Conducta is an award-winning, modern Cuban drama that follows the relationship between a teacher nearing retirement and her troubled but spirited student dealing with a drug-addicted mother. Conducta co-star Cuban actress Idalmis Garcia will discuss how the film reflects Cuban society today as compared to the ideals of the Cuban Revolution including the state of its much-lauded, but now threatened, educational system.
If you would like to read up on the Cuban education system, here are links to some interesting articles: