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Join this discussion with IPS Fellow and Emmy-winning filmmaker Saul Landau about the contemporary dynamics of this revolutionary experiments 90 miles away from the United States.
As a lead up to The Institute’s 50th birthday, on the 4th Wednesday of each month IPS will host a film series featuring eleven of the widely respected film productions of our colleague, Saul. After each screening participants will have the opportunity to discuss the films with distinguished guests.
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July 26th is celebrated in Cuba as the initiation of the movement that led to the island’s true independence. On behalf of IPS fellow Saul Landau, the Institute for Policy Studies, the DC chapter of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, and Witness for Peace will host the screening of two great films about Cuba, out of respect for this important date in Cuban culture.
Saul Landau’s film about this important Latin American political actor will be preserved through a grant by the National Film Preservation Foundation.
The Institute for Policy Studies celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution and the prospects for U.S.-Cuban Relations under the Obama Administration with a screening of IPS Fellow, Cuba expert and film-maker Saul Landau’s film, "Fidel" (shot in 1968). Traveling in a Jeep with Fidel Castro, Landau’s documentary offers a personal profile of El Jefe and snapshots of the Revolution’s first 10 years, including rare footage of the Bay of Pigs invasion and of Fidel and Che Guevera in the Sierra Maestra mountains.
“The great quality of this remarkable film,” wrote Ralph Gleason in the Rolling Stone, “is that it is educational in the best possible sense. It gives you a feeling for what revolution — any revolution — is actually about, what it means in all its implications and how it affects the lives of the people.” Landau’s film remains just as relevant and insightful today as it was 40 years ago, with the advent of progressive governments in Latin America inspired by the Cuban Revolution.
Following the screening of the film, Landau will take Q&A from the audience and special invited guests.
Seating is limited, so please RSVP to Farrah Hassen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 234-9382, ext. 255.
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