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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 January 17, 2017
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

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Series XIV: Mandela in Cuba, 1991

Historical/Biographical Note

In 1991 Nelson Mandela visited Cuba during a tour to Latin American. Then President of the African National Congress, Mandela used the tour to lobby countries like Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela to maintain sanctions against South Africa's white minority government, and support a national unity government in Pretoria. Mandela made a three-day stop in Cuba during the tour to meet with Fidel Castro. Mandela and Castro had never met before the visit, but the two shared admiration for one another stemming from Cuba’s support of Angolan and Namibian independence.

Scope and Content Note

Mandela in Cuba documents Nelson Mandela's three-day visit to Cuba in July of 1991. He attended the celebrations marking the 38th anniversary of the 1953 attack on the Moncada garrison. The series contains a full-length copy of the documentary and footage shot during Mandela's visit. The footage shows speeches and events surrounding the visit, as well as clips of Nelson and Winnie Mandela touring historical sites in Cuba.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 71 Cassette : ref947 (Videos) Mandela in Cuba

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:59:00.

Scope and Content Note

This is a full-length version of the film Mandela in Cuba. This film is in English.

1991
Box: 85 Dvd : ref947 (Access dvd)
Box: 93 Cassette : ref673 (Videos) Mandela in Cuba

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:59:00.

Scope and Content Note

This is a full-length version of the film Mandela in Cuba. This film is in English.

1991
Box: 83 Dvd : ref673 (Access dvd)
Box: 6 Cassette : ref141 (Videos) Mandela, Nelson: Press Conference in Cuba

Scope and Content Note

This footage includes about ten minutes of questions and answers at a press conference. Mandela's responses to questions can be heard clearly, but many of the reporters' questions and translations are difficult to hear. In this recording Estela Bravo asks Mandela a question, which can be heard clearly. Additionally, there are places where imaging is poor and scenes are difficult to view.

1991
Box: 77 Dvd : ref141 (Access dvd)
Box: 7 Cassette : ref157 "Mandela Press Conference in Havana"
1991
Box: 87 Cassette : ref703 (Videos) Fidel and Mandela in Matanzas: Footage at beginning of rally

Scope and Content Note

This footage documents the early parts of a July 1991 rally at Matanzas with Nelson Mandela, honoring the 38th anniversary of the Moncada assault that led to Fidel Castro's seizure of power. The footage begins with the singing of the Cuban anthem and an introduction to the event. During the event there are introductions of notable attendees including Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua. Castro speaks to each of the individuals. The footage also shows other Cuban dignitaries who attended the event including Raul Castro and Juan Almeida. This recording is in Spanish.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime 00:20:00.

1991 July 26
Box: 83 Dvd : ref703 (Access dvd)
Box: 83 Dvd : ref754 (Access dvd) Fidel and Mandela in Matanzas: Speech, Fidel Castro

Scope and Content Note

This footage features a speech by Fidel Castro at Matanzas during Nelson Mandela's 1991 trip to Cuba. The speech is in Spanish.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 01:02:00.

1991 July 26
Box: 42 Cassette : ref754 (Videos)
Box: 77 Dvd : ref242 (Access dvd) Fidel and Mandela: Speech in Matanzas

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:20:00.

1991 July 26
Box: 10 Cassette : ref242 (Videos)
Box: 77 Dvd : ref137 (Access dvd) Footage of Portion of Fidel Speech

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:17:52.

Scope and Content Note

The location and date of this footage is unclear. The original box annotation was "Fidel and Mandela" although Mandela does not appear in the footage. This was possibly filmed at the Matanzas event in 1991 celebrating the anniversary of the Moncada uprising.

1991 July 26
Box: 6 Cassette : ref137 (Videos)
Box: 77 Dvd : ref153 (Access dvd) Mandela (brief speech); Primarily a speech by Manchado Ventura

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:17:00.

1991 July 26
Box: 7 Cassette : ref153 (Videos)
Box: 77 Dvd : ref211 (Access dvd) Mandela and Fidel in Old Havana

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:17:00.

1991
Box: 10 Cassette : ref211 (Videos)
Box: 81 Dvd : ref432 (Access dvd) Mandela touring museum in Havana

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:18:00.

1991
Box: 92 Cassette : ref432 (Videos)
Box: 83 Dvd : ref674 (Access dvd) Meeting with Mandela

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:08:00.

Scope and Content Note

Mandela talks about Cuban assistance in Angola and also about support of the Sandinistas in Nicaragua.

1991
Box: 93 Cassette : ref674 (Videos)
Box: 70 Cassette : ref918 (Videos) Speech footage: Fidel and Mandela in Matanzas

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:21:47.

1991 July 26
Box: 85 Dvd : ref918 (Access dvd)
Box: 77 Dvd : ref142 (Access dvd) Winnie and Nelson Mandela Old Havana

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:16:00.

Scope and Content Note

This clip shows Nelson and Winnie Mandela on a tour of Old Havana, which includes a trip to an African museum. The footage shows them speaking to various people, signing a guest book, and discussing their desire to contribute South African artifacts to the museum. In some places, the sound is lost and images are scrambled, but the footage is easily viewable.

1991
Box: 6 Cassette : ref142 (Videos)

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