Teaching for the Revolution

Date: Sat 12 Nov 2022
Time: 15:50
Location: CCA

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

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