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      FREE THE CUBAN 5 MONTH/FILM FESTIVAL!   In 2006, President Ricardo Alarcon of the Cuban parliament, called for the period of time between September 12th
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 2, 2011
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      FREE THE CUBAN 5 MONTH/FILM FESTIVAL!
       
      In 2006, President Ricardo Alarcon of the Cuban parliament, called for the period of time between September 12th through October 6th, to be a time to call attention to the case of the Cuban 5; 5 U.S. held political prisoners incarcerated for 13 years for fighting against terrorism in the United States and Cuba. In New York City, we extend the time frame by 6 days to make it a full month, Sept. 12th-Oct. 12th.
       
      This year, The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5 is organizing a film festival and a series of forums to educate, organize and mobilize for the freedom of these innocent men!
       
      Please Support our efforts! Contact us if you want to host a film showing or a forum! Email us at: freethecuban5@...  or call 718-601-4751
       
       
      Sat. Sept. 10, 2011 @ 6:30 to 9:30 pm
      Free the Cuban 5: 13 Years of Unjust Incarceration! Happy 67th Birthday, Leonard Peltier! Viva Puerto Rico Libre: 12th Anniversary of the Release of the Puerto Rican PPs/POWs!
       
      Judson Memorial Church Assembly Hall
      239 Thompson St., NY, NY (Wheelchair Accessible)
      Nearest subway IND West 4th Street A-B-C-D-E-F-M trains
       
      Ricardo Jiménez, former Puerto Rican POW
      Performance by Coatlicue Theatre Company
      Others to be Announced
       
      LIGHT REFRESHMENTS $5-10 DONATION
      nyclpdoc@... • nycjericho@... • 718-325-4407
      Co-Sponsored by: NYC Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Ctte., NYC Jericho Movement, ProLibertad Freedom Campaign, Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5
       
       
       
      Friday Sept. 16th, 2011 at 7pm-10pm
      Casa de Las Americas 182 E. 111th St.
      (Btwn. Lexington and Third Ave.)
      Take the 6 train to E. 110th St.
      Suggested donation: $5 (No one will be turned away)
       
      Fidel: The untold story:
      Whether dismissed as a relic or revered as a savior, all agree that Fidel Castro, nearing 44 years as the leader of Cuba, is one of the most influential and controversial figures of our time. Rarely are Americans given a chance to see inside the world of this socialist leader. The new documentary film FIDEL by Estela Bravo offers a unique opportunity to view the man through exclusive interviews with Castro himself, historians, public figures and close friends, with rare footage from the Cuban State archives.

      Alice Walker, Harry Belafonte, and Sydney Pollack discuss Fidel as a person, while former and current US government figures including Arthur Schlesinger, Ramsey Clark, Wayne Smith, Congressman Charles Rangel and a former CIA agent offer political and historical perspectives on Castro and the long-standing US embargo against Cuba. Family members and close friends, including Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, offer a window into the rarely seen personal life of Fidel.

      Bravo's camera captures Fidel Castro swimming with bodyguards, visiting his childhood home and school, joking with Nelson Mandela, Ted Turner and Muhammad Ali, meeting Elian Gonzalez, and celebrating his birthday with members of the Buena Vista Social Club. Juxtaposing the personal anecdotal with history of the Cuban revolution and the fight to survive the post-Soviet period, FIDEL tells a previously untold story and presents a new view of this compelling figure.
       
       
       
      Friday Sept. 23rd, 2011 at 7pm
      Pathfinder Books 306 W. 37th St. (Btwn. 8th-9th Ave.)
      Take the A,C,E, S, N, R, Q, 1, 2, 3, or 7 trains to 42nd St. Times Square
       
      La Maestra:
      The Cuban Literacy Campaign of 1961 dramatically changed the nation’s literacy levels within one year by organizing over 100,000 volunteers – over half of who were women – to teach classes in the rural areas of the country. In 2005, this documentary crew began collecting testimonies of women literacy teachers, exploring how this experience influenced their lives & sense of self, as well as the future of their nation.
       
      Sponsored by the Militant Labor Forum!
       
       
       
       
      Friday Sept. 30th, 2011 at 7pm-10pm
      Casa de Las Americas 182 E. 111th St. (Btwn. Lexington and Third Ave.)
      Take the 6 train to E. 110th St.
      Suggested donation: $5 (No one will be turned away)
       
      ¡Salud!:
      A timely examination of human values and the health issues that affect us all, ¡Salud!looks at the curious case of Cuba, a cash-strapped country with what the BBC calls ‘one of the world’s best health systems.’ From the shores of Africa to the Americas, !Salud!hits the road with some of the 28,000 Cuban health professionals serving in 68 countries, and explores the hearts and minds of international medical students in Cuba -- now numbering 30,000, including nearly 100 from the USA. Their stories plus testimony from experts around the world bring home the competing agendas that mark the battle for global health—and the complex realities confronting the movement to make healthcare everyone’s birth right.
       
      A feature documentary, ¡Salud! is directed by Academy Award nominee Connie Field and co-produced by Gail Reed. The film spans three continents to look at the philosophy and health professionals placing Cuba on the map in the worldwide movement to make health care a global birthright. Today, Cubans are among the world’s healthiest people, despite the island’s poverty. Cuba’s volunteer corps now posts 28,000 health professionals in 68 countries; and Cuban medical schools will graduate an unprecedented 100,000 new doctors from developing countries over the next decade.
       
       
       
      Friday Oct. 7th, 2011 at 7pm-10pm
      Casa de Las Americas 182 E. 111th St. (Btwn. Lexington and Third Ave.)
      Take the 6 train to E. 110th St.
      Suggested donation: $5 (No one will be turned away)
       
      638 Ways to Kill Castro:
      638 Ways To Kill Castro
      is a political documentary exploring the history of the relationship between the U.S. government and Cuba, told via the countless attempts to kill Fidel Castro. From exploding cigars to femme fatales; a radio station rigged with noxious gas to a poison syringe posing as an innocuous ballpoint pen, those who tried to kill Castro reveal every conceivable method of assassination.

      On the trail of Castro's would-be killers, the filmmakers meet a series of extraordinary characters, including two men accused of being terrorists, but living free in America. Orlando Bosch, who many consider to be the greatest terrorist in the northern hemisphere, is found living peacefully in his Miami home, with his adoring family. Antonio Veciana, the Cuban American who got the closest to killing Castro on three occasions, now runs a marine store in Miami. Both men were supported and funded by the United States, and the CIA even sought the help of the Mafia, hoping they would be able to succeed where Bosch and Veciana had failed.

      A exciting detective thriller, 638 Ways To Kill Castro is a Silver River production for Britain's Channel 4!
       
       
       
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    • FreetheCuban5 LibertadparalosCinco
      FREE THE CUBAN 5 MONTH/FILM FESTIVAL! In 2006, President Ricardo Alarcon of the Cuban parliament, called for the period of time between September 12th through
      Message 2 of 3 , Sep 6, 2011
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        FREE THE CUBAN 5 MONTH/FILM FESTIVAL!
         
        In 2006, President Ricardo Alarcon of the Cuban parliament, called for the period of time between September 12th through October 6th, to be a time to call attention to the case of the Cuban 5; 5 U.S. held political prisoners incarcerated for 13 years for fighting against terrorism in the United States and Cuba. In New York City, we extend the time frame by 6 days to make it a full month, Sept. 12th-Oct. 12th.
         
        This year, The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5 is organizing a film festival and a series of forums to educate, organize and mobilize for the freedom of these innocent men!
         
        Please Support our efforts! Contact us if you want to host a film showing or a forum! Email us at: freethecuban5@...  orcall 718-601-4751
         
         
        Sat. Sept. 10, 2011 @ 6:30 to 9:30 pm
        Free the Cuban 5: 13 Years of Unjust Incarceration! Happy 67th Birthday, Leonard Peltier! Viva Puerto Rico Libre: 12th Anniversary of the Release of the Puerto Rican PPs/POWs!
         
        Judson Memorial Church Assembly Hall
        239 Thompson St., NY, NY (Wheelchair Accessible)
        Nearest subway IND West 4th Street A-B-C-D-E-F-M trains
         
        Ricardo Jiménez, former Puerto Rican POW
        Performance by Coatlicue Theatre Company
        Others to be Announced
         
        LIGHT REFRESHMENTS $5-10 DONATION
        nyclpdoc@... • nycjericho@... • 718-325-4407
        Co-Sponsored by: NYC Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Ctte., NYC Jericho Movement, ProLibertad Freedom Campaign, Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5
         
         
         
        Friday Sept. 16th, 2011 at 7pm-10pm
        Casa de Las Americas 182 E. 111th St.
        (Btwn. Lexington and Third Ave.)
        Take the 6 train to E. 110th St.
        Suggested donation: $5 (No one will be turned away)
         
        Fidel: The untold story:
        Whether dismissed as a relic or revered as a savior, all agree that Fidel Castro, nearing 44 years as the leader of Cuba, is one of the most influential and controversial figures of our time. Rarely are Americans given a chance to see inside the world of this socialist leader. The new documentary film FIDEL by Estela Bravo offers a unique opportunity to view the man through exclusive interviews with Castro himself, historians, public figures and close friends, with rare footage from the Cuban State archives.

        Alice Walker, Harry Belafonte, and Sydney Pollack discuss Fidel as a person, while former and current US government figures including Arthur Schlesinger, Ramsey Clark, Wayne Smith, Congressman Charles Rangel and a former CIA agent offer political and historical perspectives on Castro and the long-standing US embargo against Cuba. Family members and close friends, including Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, offer a window into the rarely seen personal life of Fidel.

        Bravo's camera captures Fidel Castro swimming with bodyguards, visiting his childhood home and school, joking with Nelson Mandela, Ted Turner and Muhammad Ali, meeting Elian Gonzalez, and celebrating his birthday with members of the Buena Vista Social Club. Juxtaposing the personal anecdotal with history of the Cuban revolution and the fight to survive the post-Soviet period, FIDEL tells a previously untold story and presents a new view of this compelling figure.
         
         
         
        Friday Sept. 23rd, 2011 at 7pm
        Pathfinder Books 306 W. 37th St. (Btwn. 8th-9th Ave.)
        Take the A,C,E, S, N, R, Q, 1, 2, 3, or 7 trains to 42nd St. Times Square
         
        La Maestra:
        The Cuban Literacy Campaign of 1961 dramatically changed the nation’s literacy levels within one year by organizing over 100,000 volunteers – over half of who were women – to teach classes in the rural areas of the country. In 2005, this documentary crew began collecting testimonies of women literacy teachers, exploring how this experience influenced their lives & sense of self, as well as the future of their nation.
         
        Sponsored by the Militant Labor Forum!
         
         
         
         
        Friday Sept. 30th, 2011 at 7pm-10pm
        Casa de Las Americas 182 E. 111th St. (Btwn. Lexington and Third Ave.)
        Take the 6 train to E. 110th St.
        Suggested donation: $5 (No one will be turned away)
         
        ¡Salud!:
        A timely examination of human values and the health issues that affect us all, ¡Salud!looks at the curious case of Cuba, a cash-strapped country with what the BBC calls ‘one of the world’s best health systems.’ From the shores of Africa to the Americas, !Salud!hits the road with some of the 28,000 Cuban health professionals serving in 68 countries, and explores the hearts and minds of international medical students in Cuba -- now numbering 30,000, including nearly 100 from the USA. Their stories plus testimony from experts around the world bring home the competing agendas that mark the battle for global health—and the complex realities confronting the movement to make healthcare everyone’s birth right.
         
        A feature documentary, ¡Salud! is directed by Academy Award nominee Connie Field and co-produced by Gail Reed. The film spans three continents to look at the philosophy and health professionals placing Cuba on the map in the worldwide movement to make health care a global birthright. Today, Cubans are among the world’s healthiest people, despite the island’s poverty. Cuba’s volunteer corps now posts 28,000 health professionals in 68 countries; and Cuban medical schools will graduate an unprecedented 100,000 new doctors from developing countries over the next decade.
         
         
         
        Friday Oct. 7th, 2011 at 7pm-10pm
        Casa de Las Americas 182 E. 111th St. (Btwn. Lexington and Third Ave.)
        Take the 6 train to E. 110th St.
        Suggested donation: $5 (No one will be turned away)
         
        638 Ways to Kill Castro:
        638 Ways To Kill Castro
        is a political documentary exploring the history of the relationship between the U.S. government and Cuba, told via the countless attempts to kill Fidel Castro. From exploding cigars to femme fatales; a radio station rigged with noxious gas to a poison syringe posing as an innocuous ballpoint pen, those who tried to kill Castro reveal every conceivable method of assassination.

        On the trail of Castro's would-be killers, the filmmakers meet a series of extraordinary characters, including two men accused of being terrorists, but living free in America. Orlando Bosch, who many consider to be the greatest terrorist in the northern hemisphere, is found living peacefully in his Miami home, with his adoring family. Antonio Veciana, the Cuban American who got the closest to killing Castro on three occasions, now runs a marine store in Miami. Both men were supported and funded by the United States, and the CIA even sought the help of the Mafia, hoping they would be able to succeed where Bosch and Veciana had failed.

        A exciting detective thriller, 638 Ways To Kill Castro is a Silver River production for Britain's Channel 4!
         
         
         
        cuban5.jpg
         


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