Date: Sat 12 Nov 2022
Access Info: Film (CC) + Q&A (BSL)
Two short interviews with women who took part in the literacy campaign of 1960s Cuba, plus the film – Volunteer Teachers – that inspired filmmakers Magia López Cabrera and Lusmila Lamothe Lafargue to delve more deeply into the lives of the teachers.
Volunteer Teachers / Maestras Voluntarias
Catherine Murphy I US / Cuba 2021 I 18 m I English I Documentary I N/C 12+
In April of 1960, 1,500 young volunteers headed into the rural mountains of Cuba: the first teachers in a pilot program that lay groundwork for the large-scale national literacy campaign that would take place the following year.
————————————————————————————————————————-Interview with Norma de la C. Díaz Rondón – a volunteer teacher in the third contingent who was the young daughter of the last veteran mambí of Manzanillo (10min)
Interview with Edelys Padron – a blind teacher who taught a group of blind, visually impaired and disabled people to read and write using braille (10min)
Followed by Q&A with Magia López Cabrera and Lusmila Lamothe Lafargue