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Improper Conduct (1984)

Mauvaise conduite (original title)
An examination of Cuba's "moral purges" that began in 1964 with UMAP camps for those suspected of or found guilty of "improper conduct." Key moments brought outside attention to these ... See full summary »
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An examination of Cuba's "moral purges" that began in 1964 with UMAP camps for those suspected of or found guilty of "improper conduct." Key moments brought outside attention to these policies: the defection of ballet dancers in Paris in 1966, a 48-hour period in 1980 when more than 11,000 Cubans sought asylum in Havana's Peruvian embassy, and the brief detention of writer Virgilio Piñera. Interviews with exiles take up most of the film as they tell their stories and ponder the Castro government's arrest and detention of persons with effeminate mannerisms: what the state calls "extravagant behavior." In essence, the film exposes the Cuban state's homophobic, petit bourgeois nature. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Herberto Padilla: Sartre once said to us: "In Cuba, there are no Jews but there are homosexuals". Those in power always find some element of society that antagonizes them. Furthermore, homosexuals - this is my own unscientific opinion - are people who always question the world they live in. They are by nature active, they're never sad. On the other hand, heterosexuals tend to be melancholic, they get over-attached to things, say, a landscape, an old shoe
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Persecution in Castro's Cuba
3 December 1999 | by (Coral Gables, Fl) – See all my reviews

This memorable documentary by the late Nestor Almendros mostly chronicles the vicious persecution of intellectuals and gays from the beginning of the Cuban "Revolution" until the early '80's. Particularly shocking are the description of concentration camps for gays, and the use of electro shock treatment for "conversion" to heterosexuality. This is one horrifying document of the inhumane treatment prevalent in Fidel Castro's Cuba.


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