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Guide to the Estela and Ernesto Bravo Film and Video Collection TAM.616

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Jan Hilley, with the assistance of Heather Mulliner.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on April 26, 2019
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Heather Mulliner to include item-level description of 225 videos  , December 2018

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Series IX: Flotilla to Cuba, 1993

Scope and Content Note

Released in 1993, Flotilla to Cuba shows a fleet of small vessels setting out from Key West, Florida, to Cuba, carrying food and medicine in a humanitarian gesture sponsored by US citizens. The film shows the flotilla's arrival in Cuba and the distribution of its cargo to hospitals in Havana, but also reveals divisions within the Cuban community in Florida. This series contains a full-length documentary, as well as raw footage of the flotilla.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 55 Cassette : ref1272 (Videos) Flotilla to Cuba

Scope and Content Note

This video contains a complete version of the short film Flotilla to Cuba. Video quality of this tape is intermittently poor.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:12:17.


1993
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1272 (Access dvd [31142063007119])
Box: 66 Cassette : ref1341 Footage: Flotilla to Cuba

Scope and Content Note

This is a full-length version of the film Flotilla to Cuba. This film is in Spanish.

circa 1993
Box: 54 Cassette : ref1258 Key West Flotilla footage #2
1993 April 24
Box: 54 Cassette : ref1237 (Videos) Key West Flotilla footage #3

Scope and Contents

This video begins with an interview with a mother and daughter in Key West, Florida preparing medical supplies to send in a 1993 humanitarian flotilla to Cuba. The mother and daughter discuss their reasons for supporting the flotilla and express their frustration at the people opposing it. They criticize the United States embargo against Cuba, and contend the that flotilla is a matter of human rights not politics. The video then shows footage of people loading a boat with supplies. At minute 14:10, Bravo interviews a group of people opposing the flotilla who argue that the goods will be taken by the Cuban government and sold to tourists. They express their doubt that the Cuban people will receive the goods, and instead express their fear that Castro will use the aid to control the people.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:28:15.

1993 April 24
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1237 (Access dvd [31142063007135])
Box: 54 Cassette : ref1262 Key West Flotilla footage #4
1993 April 24
Box: 54 Cassette : ref1263 (Videos) Flotilla: Footage of Hemingway Marina and Pediatric Hospital "Cassette #6"

Scope and Contents

This video documents the arrival of a flotilla of supplies in Cuba. It begins with an interview with the crew of one of the boats who talk about the rough waters on their journey across the Strait of Florida. The footage then changes to a larger ship of supplies being unloaded onto a Red Cross truck. It features an interview with one of the Red Cross organizers as well as an organizer from the Key West-based group Basta. The end of video features a second interview with the spokesman from Basta at a children's hospital where many of the supplies were delivered. He explains that the purpose of the event at the hospital is to prove that the supplies are being delivered directly to the people.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:31:13.

1993
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1263 (Access dvd [31142063007135])
Box: 63 Cassette : ref1102 "Llegado a la Habana (Marina Hemingway) Flotilla Robles "
1993 April 25
Box: 54 Cassette : ref1259 Flotilla 2 "Javier Diet Foods"
1993
Box: 54 Cassette : ref1261 Flotilla "Anti-Diet Brinkley"
1993
Box: 54 Cassette : ref2157 Flotilla "Javier Features show logos"
1993
Box: 54 Cassette : ref1238 "Flotilla 6 Aireye VHS Dub"
1993
Box: 54 Cassette : ref1260 Flotilla
1993

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