[act-ma] 5/02 "Maestra" Film about the Cuban Literacy Program Screening and Discussion -- 6pm

July 26th Coalition info at july26.org
Thu Apr 25 08:29:22 PDT 2013


*Film Screening and Discussion with Director Catherine Murphy*

*Date: * Thursday, May 2, 6pm
*Location:* 1730 Cambridge Street, Tsai Auditorium

*Moderator:*
Kirsten Weld
Department of History
Harvard University

*Commentator:*
Rainer Schultz
Department of History
Harvard University

During the event, the film will be shown, followed by remarks that 
contextualize and historicize the campaign, before opening up for a 
discussion on the film and its subject in the presence of the director.

Reception to follow.

/About the film:/
Cuba, 1961: 250,000 volunteers taught 700,000 people to read and write 
in one year. 100,000 of the teachers were under 18 years old. Over half 
were women. MAESTRA explores this story through the personal testimonies 
of the young women who went out to teach literacy in rural communities 
across the island - and found themselves deeply transformed in the 
process. More info at:
www.maestrathefilm.org

/About the director:/
Catherine Murphy is a San Francisco-based filmmaker who has spent much 
of the last 10 years working in Latin America. She is founder & director 
of The Literacy Project, a multi-media documentary project on adult 
literacy in the Americas. Murphy served as senior staff producer at the 
TeleSur TV Washington bureau in 2006 and has produced content for PBS, 
TeleSur, Avila TV, Pacifica Radio National, WBAI and KPFA. /Maestra/ is 
her directing debut. She holds a Masters Degree from the Facultad 
Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) at the University of 
Havana and is currently teaching for the Center of Global Affairs at New 
York University.


    */Maestra/*

Cuban Studies Program | David Rockefeller Center for Latin American

Co-sponsored by ARTS at DRCLAS.

Please contact Linda Rodríguez (lmrodrig at fas.harvard.edu) for more 
information.

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