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Black and Cuba (2013)

'Black and Cuba' follows street-smart students, who are outcasts at an elite Ivy League university, as they band together and adventure to Cuba to see if revolution is truly possible. While... See full summary »

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'Black and Cuba' follows street-smart students, who are outcasts at an elite Ivy League university, as they band together and adventure to Cuba to see if revolution is truly possible. While filming their poignant encounters with AfroCuban youth, breathtaking sites and moving hip-hop performances, the travelers confront realities behind myths of color-blindness and social mobility. This edgy and artful documentary of their journey uncovers renewed hope for equality and human rights. 'Black and Cuba' is the feature film directorial debut of international human rights advocate and scholar Robin J. Hayes, PhD. Written by Anonymous

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25 July 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Most moving about this compelling documentary was following the Yale students' journey of discovery of Cuba's revolutionary history. It was amazing to watch this journey - to see the students' light bulbs go off on the similarities between the African American and Cuban experience, and the electricity this brings to their telling of their own story. This part alone was a joy to watch.

This movie is a revelation; thought-provoking, colorful, celebratory, revealing, painful, vulnerable and ultimately, turning the mirror back on ourselves, to ask us what role we want to play as revolutionaries in the modern world. Smart, exciting, and an excellent learning tool.


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