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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

Container List

Series XVIII: Miami-Havana, 1991-1992

Scope and Content Note

The series contains copies of the full-length documentary Miami-Havana (1992) as well as interviews and footage featured in the documentary. This 52-minute film examines the personal impact of families divided as a result of diplomatic conflict between the United States and Cuba. The documentary features a series of interviews and airport scenes that address struggles families face in light of restrictions on travel and communications between the two countries.

Filmed in both Havana and Miami, the documentary also examines the successive waves of Cuban emigration, America's blockade of Cuba, and the US imprisonment and deportation of the Cuban "excludables."

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 73 Dvd : 9 Miami-Havana

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Content of this DVD is born-digital. Advanced notice is required to access these materials.

Scope and Content Note

This is a full-length version of the film Miami-Havana.

1992
Reel: ref2160 Miami-Havana
1992
Reel: ref2171 Miami-Havana
1992
Box: 75 Dvd : ref7 (Access dvd) Miami-Havana

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:52:00.

Scope and Content Note

This is a full-length version of the film Miami-Havana. This film is in Spanish.

1992
Box: 89 Cassette : ref7 (Videos)
Box: 81 Dvd : ref464 (Access dvd) Miami-Havana

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:52:00.

Scope and Content Note

This is a full-length version of the film Miami-Havana. This film is in Spanish.

1992
Box: 88 Cassette : ref464 (Videos)
Box: 87 Cassette : ref565 (Videos) [Fuste, Tomas Garcia]: Interview and other footage

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

Scope and Content Note

The initial portion of video involves pictures of the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity in Miami. The bulk of the footage features a long interview with Tomas Garcia Fuste at the WQBA radio station, which for many years served as the voice of anti-Castro Cubans in Florida.

circa 1991-1992
Box: 82 Dvd : ref565 (Access dvd)
Box: 87 Cassette : ref460 (Videos) Sanchez, Lourdes: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:21:16.

Scope and Content Note

In this footage Estela Bravo interviews Lourdes Sanchez, a government chemist who works on the Isla de la Juventud.

circa 1991-1992
Box: 81 Dvd : ref460 (Access dvd)
Box: 87 Cassette : ref461 (Videos) Sanchez, Lourdes: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:21:32.

circa 1991-1992
Box: 81 Dvd : ref461 (Access dvd)
Box: 88 Cassette : ref466 (Videos) Sanchez, Lourdes (family): Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:53:00.

Scope and Content Note

In this video Estela Bravo interviews the mother of Lourdes Sanchez. A portion of the footage shows the family watching the Bravo interview in Cuba with her daughter, Lourdes.

circa 1991-1992
Box: 81 Dvd : ref466 (Access dvd)
Box: 65 Cassette : ref1198 Villar, Arturo: Interview (with his wife Jorgina)

Historical/Biographical Note

Arturo Villar was a former newspaperman who advised businesses about opportunities in the Cuban economy. He left Cuba after the revolution, but expressed his desire to return.

circa 1991-1992
Box: 66 Cassette : ref1355 Villar, Arturo: Interview
circa 1991-1992
Box: 79 Dvd : ref331 (Access dvd) Footage including Coast Guard, Wayne Smith, "excludables'

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:37:03.

Scope and Content Note

This tape contains footage for Miami-Havana that may have subsequently been used in   The Cuban Excludables. It contains clips of United States and Cuban Coast Guard picking up rafters; interviews with parents of one rafter; and explanation of US immigration rules regarding Cubans. In the middle of the video there is a section of no sound, followed by a high pitched sound. Interviews resume after, and include several clips of Wayne Smith, and of the "excludables". Francisco Aruca is also featured in some of these scenes.

circa 1991-1992
Box: 91 Cassette : ref331 (Videos)
Box: 81 Dvd : ref459 (Access dvd) Footage at Miami Airport

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:22:00.

Scope and Content Note

Estela Bravo interviews a variety of people at the Miami airport. Some appear to be leaving for Cuba and others are just accompanying travelers.

circa 1991-1992
Box: 87 Cassette : ref459 (Videos)
Box: 88 Cassette : ref462 (Videos) Footage: Various, including brief interviews with Orlando Bosch, Jose Cruz, and others

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:55:00.

Historical/Biographical Note

Emilio Cueto is a lawyer, author, pianist and collector of Cuban cultural materials. He lives in Washington D.C.

Jose Cruz is a former Jesuit priest whose Cuban-American Coalition supports family reunification, advocates dialogue with Cuba, and opposes the US embargo.

Scope and Content Note

This video features a wide variety of footage. In the first part Emilio Cueto speaks with Estela Bravo and then sings and plays the piano. Around 00:03:30 there is an interview with Orlando Bosch; later there is footage with the Miami High School cheerleading squad; an additional interview with Lourdes Sanchez and her mother, which features several unidentified individuals; an interview with women in a sewing factory; and at 00:40:00 an interview with Jose Cruz. The interview with Cruz begins in Spanish, but then he speaks at length in English about his organization, The Cuban American Coalition. He also criticizes the Cuban American National Foundation and Jorge Mas Canosa.

circa 1991-1992
Box: 81 Dvd : ref462 (Access dvd)
Box: 88 Cassette : ref468 (Videos) Footage of men from Commandos L

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

Historical/Biographical Note

Comandos L, originally Comandos Libertad, or Liberty Command, is a Miami-based anti-Castro paramilitary group that made a number of attacks on Cuba.

circa 1991-1992
Box: 81 Dvd : ref468 (Access dvd)
Box: 88 Cassette : ref469 (Videos) Footage: "Guard, Thomas Sanchez, Havana Street"

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

circa 1991-1992
Box: 81 Dvd : ref469 (Access dvd)
Box: 81 Dvd : ref470 (Access dvd) Footage: Salvation Army church service

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

Scope and Content Note

Footage of church service at the Salvation Army. The church service is followed by musical performances.

circa 1991-1992
Box: 88 Cassette : ref470 (Videos)
Box: 87 Cassette : ref568 (Videos) Footage: Miami High School cheerleaders and others

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

Scope and Content Note

This video contains footage contains a performance and interviews with Miami High School cheerleaders, who are of Cuban descent, and many interviews with other Cuban Americans. In between, are street scenes, shots of a US flag flying, and footage of the inside of a church (B-roll).

circa 1991-1992
Box: 82 Dvd : ref568 (Access dvd)
Box: 87 Cassette : ref570 (Videos) Footage: Demonstrations against the embargo in Bicentennial Park

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:41:00.

circa 1991-1992
Box: 82 Dvd : ref570 (Access dvd)
Box: 66 Cassette : ref1324 Miami-Havana 2nd Cut English and Spanish
1992
Box: 51 Cassette : ref1175 "#62 Aruca in Studio #63 Aruca in Studio" (Francisco Aruca)
circa 1991-1992
Box: 67 Cassette : ref1378 Aruca, Francisco: Interview in Office
circa 1991-1992
Box: 67 Cassette : ref1377 "Jose Marti Airport interviews; Children, Namibia"

Scope and Content Note

This video appears to contain material from both Miami-Havana and  Namibia: The Last Colony. The box indicates interviews as the Jose Marti Airport in Cuba and also mentions young people from Namibia. They may be young Namibians who were educated in Cuba.

1991 August 20
Box: 67 Cassette : ref1381 Interviews with Women in Sewing Factory (Hialeah, FL)
circa 1991-1992

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