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Documentary "Black and Cuba" (Robin J. Hayes)



"Black and Cuba" is an award-winning documentary, in which film director, international human rights advocate and scholar Robin J. Hayes follows a group of African-American students from a US elite Ivy League university on their journey to Cuba. While filming their poignant encounters with Afro-Cuban youth and neighborhood block parties, the travelers confront realities behind myths of color-blindness and social mobility. Featuring Fidel Castro, Fred Hampton, Che Guevara, Malcolm X and Assata Shakur in rarely seen footage, this edgy and artful diary of their journey uncovers renewed hope for equality and human rights. The documentary was produced by the non-profit organization Progressive Pupil - Black Studies for everybody.

Black and Cuba