[act-ma] Fri, 7/27: Cuban Film and Dinner - Con la Memoria en el Futuro
Boston Militant Labor Forum
bostonmlf at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 23 15:52:09 PDT 2007
The Militant Labor Forum Presents:
Con la Memoria en el Futuro
(With Our Memory on the Future)
A Documentary on Women and the Cuban Revolution newly released with English subtitles
Friday, July 27th
Dinner 6:30, Program 7:30pm
Suggested Donation Program $5 - Dinner $5
This film produced by the noted Cuban cinematographer Octavio Cortázar in 2005 on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the founding of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) charts the profound changes in the status of women as a result of the Cuban revolution. At an FMC Congress in 1966 Fidel Castro described the beginning of these changes as the "revolution within the revolution."
This FMC documentary gives the viewer a picture of Cuba today, with women working in a variety of jobs that were almost exclusively male prior to the 1959 revolution. Through the lively interviews, women and men of many generations describe how the revolution, with hundreds of thousands of women working outside the home everyday, has impacted relations in the workplace, sexual relations, divorce, and women and men's role in the household.
You get a frank picture of how deeply entrenched traditional views are on these questions, and the role of the FMC in this on-going battle of ideas.
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