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

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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 V: Cuba/South Africa: After the Battle, 1990-1998

Historical/Biographical Note

Estela Bravo filmed After the Battle on location in Angola, South Africa, Namibia and Cuba following the 1998 surrender of South African troops in the Angolan war of independence. It was released in 1990, and in 1991 it won a Silver Apple Award for Best Film in War and Peace category at the National Educational Film and Video Festival in Oakland, California.

Scope and Content Note

Cuba/South Africa: After the Battle (  Cuba y Sudáfrica: Después de la Batalla) relates the history of the Angola’s war for independence and Cuba’s contribution to the war efforts. The 58-minute documentary examines the motivations and consequences of the war. In addition to copies of the full-length documentary, this series contains footage shot in Angola and Cuba, which includes interviews with soldiers and families of those who were killed.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 75 Dvd : ref4 (Access dvd) Cuba y Sudáfrica: Después de la Batalla

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:58:00.

Scope and Content Note

This is a full-length feature of the film Cuba y Sudáfrica: Despues de la Batalla. This film is in Spanish.

1991
Box: 89 Cassette : ref4 (Videos)
Box: 73 Dvd : 5, 6, 14 Cuba/South Africa: After the Battle

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

1990
Reel: ref2157_01 Cuba/South Africa: After the Battle
circa 1990
Reel: ref2157_02
Reel: ref2157_03
Reel: ref2157_04
Reel: ref2164_01 Cuba/South Africa: After the Battle
1990
Reel: ref2164_02
Box: 45 Cassette : ref978 "After the Battle , Version Final with Spanish subtitles"
1990 July 31
Box: 34 Cassette : ref688 "After the Battle (English) 1st Cut"
circa 1990
Box: 65 Cassette : ref1310 "After the Battle (2nd Version)"
circa 1990
Box: 61 Cassette : ref1372 "After the Battle 2nd Version R12"
circa 1990
Box: 34 Cassette : ref686 Papenfus, Johan: Interview, Airport
1989 November 29
Box: 34 Cassette : ref687 Papenfus, Johan: Interview "Bump"

Historical/Biographical Note

Johan Papenfus was a South African soldier wounded in the war in Angola on May 4, 1988. He was taken to Cuba where he received medical attention and was held until March of 1989. He was the only Cuban prisoner of war from the Angola/South Africa conflict and was part of an exchange for three Cubans who had been held in South Africa.

circa 1990
Box: 42 Cassette : ref759 "Pappenfus leaving airport"
circa 1990
Box: 86 Dvd : ref1325 (Access cd) Footage: Returning from Angola "Barco, Travelling, Raul-Risquet discussion, Sala Universal"
circa 1990
Box: 66 Cassette : ref1325 (Videos)
Box: 55 Cassette : ref1274 Footage: "Traveling, Poor Houses"
circa 1990
Box: 77 Dvd : ref247 (Access dvd) Footage: "South Africa, parts for the final edition"

Scope and Content Note

This video contains footage from After the Battle including interviews with individuals discussing Namibia and apartheid.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:25:15.

circa 1990
Box: 89 Cassette : ref247 (Videos)
Box: 93 Cassette : ref639 (Videos) Interviews with various individuals (Cubans and South Africans) concerning the war in Angola

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

circa 1990
Box: 82 Dvd : ref639 (Access dvd)
Box: 77 Dvd : ref245 (Access dvd) Interviews with South African soldiers concerning the war in Angola (South Africa)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:50:17.

circa 1990
Box: 89 Cassette : ref245 (Videos)
Box: 60 Cassette : ref1383 "Park Central"

Scope and Content Note

This tape contains footage of Cuban troops in Havana's Central Park as they prepare to leave for Angola.

circa 1990
Box: 60 Cassette : ref1388 "Park Central - Angola"
circa 1990
Box: 41 Cassette : ref828 Reception for Former Prisoners - Angola
circa 1990
Box: 41 Cassette : ref819 Reception for Returning Prisoners - Angola
circa 1990
Box: 10 Cassette : ref236 Images of the War in Angola

Scope and Content Note

The date of this recording and accompanying inventory suggest that the footage was used in Fidel, however, the title indicates that it relates to  Cuba/South Africa: After the Battle.

1998 November 18
Box: 43 Cassette : ref830 "Cuba South Africa - Hospital Signs, Returning in Car to Camp" (B-roll)
circa 1990
Box: 56 Cassette : ref1301 "Cuba-South Africa hospital sign outside" (B-roll)
circa 1990
Box: 60 Cassette : ref1384 "Congelados CACAHUAL"

Scope and Content Note

The donors indicate that the title of this tape relates to a remembrance of Cubans who died in Angola. El Cacahual Mausoleum is a monument and resting place of Cuban military commander Antonio Maceo outside of Havana. It has become a national symbol to honor those who died during military service.

circa 1990

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