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

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bravo, Estela
Creator: Bravo, Ernesto
Title: Estela and Ernesto Bravo Film and Video Collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1954-2014
Dates [bulk]: bulk
Abstract: Estela Bravo (1933- ) is an American-born documentary filmmaker who has been creating films on Cuba and Latin America with her husband Ernesto Bravo since the 1980s. Estela and Ernesto Bravo moved to Cuba in the early 1960s, and as a result many of Estela’s films focus on political and cultural relations between the United States and Cuba. The collection contains over 1,300 video tapes and film reels recorded by Bravo throughout her career. In addition to full-length features and video footage, the collection contains a small amount of ephemera, correspondence, home movies, and documentation related to the promotion and licensing of Bravo's films. Footage in this collection consists of interviews with political leaders and celebrities; scenes of historical events, marches, demonstrations, and performances; battle footage; clips from Cuba’s State Council archives; speeches by Fidel Castro, Nelson Mandela, and others; and background footage (b-roll) used in finished films. This footage is primarily recorded on U-matic and Betacam video tapes, and produced on film reels, VHS, and DVD for screening and distribution. This collection has been partially digitized, and only the digitized footage is currently accessible to researchers.
Quantity: 76 Linear Feet in 71 record cartons and 13 media boxes
Quantity: 1365 videocassettes on Umatic and Betacam.
Quantity: 56 film reels
Quantity: 68.3 Gigabytes in 82 digital video files and on 16 DVDs
Language: Materials are in Spanish and English
Call Phrase: TAM.616

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Biographical Note

Estela Bravo (1933- ) is an American-born documentary filmmaker who has been creating films on Cuba and Latin America with her husband Ernesto Bravo since the 1980s. The Bravos moved to Cuba in the early 1960s, and as a result many of Estela Bravo’s films focus on political and cultural relations between the United States and Cuba. Bravo's documentaries have aired on television networks including PBS (US), CBC (Canada), Channel 4 (UK) Canal Plus (France), and at international film festivals and retrospectives honoring her work.

Estela Bravo was born Estelle Segall on June 8, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York. The youngest of three daughters, she was raised in a family of working-class European immigrants. Estela worked for the Furriers Union while studying sociology at night at Brooklyn College. In 1953 she helped organize a group called Students for a Peaceful World. She attended the 3rd World Student Congress in Warsaw, Poland as a representative for the Students for a Peaceful World, where she met Ernesto Bravo.

Ernesto Mario Bravo (1929- ) was born in Argentina on April 7, 1929. Bravo studied medicine at the University of Buenos Aires. In 1951, while still a student, he was targeted by the state police for his participation in a student strike and tried on charges of organizing anti-government student activities.

Estela and Ernesto Bravo married in January of 1956. They moved to Cuba in 1963 after Ernesto was offered a position as a Professor of Biochemistry at the Medical School of the University of Havana. In Cuba, Estela Bravo worked at the cultural institution Casa de las Américas where she organized programs promoting folk and protest music. She later began developing television programs and creating short documentaries based on archival footage, which documented notable figures like the Rosenbergs, Malcolm X, and Paul Robeson. Ernesto wrote many of the scripts for these short films. Estela Bravo completed her first full-length documentary in 1980, Those Who Left, which told the story of Cubans who left the island after the 1959 revolution. In addition to his teaching career, Ernesto Bravo has worked collaborator with his wife on her many documentary films, and has written a number of books, including  Modern Medicine in Cuba (1995) and  Development within Underdevelopment: New Trends in Cuban Medicine (1998).

As of 2016, Estela and Ernesto Bravo continue to make films. In 2014, they were honored in South Africa by the Mandela Foundation, they released films about Gabriel García Márquez and Commander Juan Almeida, and they updated their 2007 film, Who am I? The Found Children of Argentina.

Filmography

1980 Those Who Left
1982  Cubans in Peru
1982  A Beautiful Mission
1983  The Marielitos
1984  Silvio and Pablo in Argentina
1984  Maurice Bishop
1984  The National Ballet of Cuba in Argentina
1984  The National Ballet of Cuba in Peru
1985  The Missing Children
1985  Children in Debt
1985  The Hour of the People
1986  Returning to Chile
1987  Who's Running the Show
1987  Holy Father and Gloria
1989  Americans in Cuba
1990  Cuba/South Africa: After the Battle
1990  Flotilla to Cuba
1990  Namibia: The Last Colony
1991  Mandela Visits Jamaica
1991  Mandela in Cuba
1992  Miami-Havana
1992  The Three Rafters
1993  The Cuban Excludables
1998  From Miami to Washington
2000  Fidel: The Untold Story
2000  Camp Kinderland in Havana
2004  Free to Fly
2007  "Who am I?" The Found Children of Argentina
2010  Operation Peter Pan: Flying Back to Cuba
2011  Anecdotes about Fidel
2012  Roberto To Love and Fight for Life
2013  Mandela and Fidel
2014  A Conversation with García Márquez about his Friend Fidel
2014  A Conversation with Commander Juan Almeida
2014  "Who am I?" The Found Children of Argentina (Update)

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Scope and Content Note

The Estella and Ernesto Bravo Film and Video Collection (dates 1959-2014) contains interviews, footage, and full-length films from documentaries created by filmmaker Estela Bravo between the 1980s and early 2000s. The collection contains over 1,300 video tapes and film reels recorded by Bravo throughout her career. In addition to full-length documentaries and video footage, the collection also contains a small amount of ephemera, correspondence, and documentation related to the promotion and licensing of Bravo's films. Footage in this collection consists of interviews with political leaders and celebrities; scenes of important events, marches, demonstrations, and performances; battle footage; historical clips from Cuba’s State Council archives; speeches by Fidel Castro, Nelson Mandela, and others; and background footage (b-roll) used in finished films. This footage was primarily recorded on U-matic and Betacam video tapes, and produced on film reels, VHS, and DVD for screening and distribution.

Many of Bravo's films focus broadly on Cuba after the revolution and its relationship with the United States and other countries. Bravo’s films address other issues related to Latin American politics and culture, exploring topics such as: children abducted during Argentina’s “Dirty War;” Chile under the Pinochet dictatorship; the assassination of Maurice Bishop in Grenada; social and economic problems caused by Latin American debts owed to the United States; struggles to end apartheid in South Africa; and a 1984 concert featuring Cuban musicians Silvio Rodriguez and Pablo Milanes in Buenos Aires.

The most extensive footage comes from Fidel: The Untold Story and its follow-up  Anecdotes about Fidel. There are more than 400 video recordings related to these films. Among the highlights of this material are interviews with notable individuals including: Arthur Schlesinger, Ramsey Clark, George McGovern, Alice Walker, Harry Belafonte, Philip Agee, Ted Turner, Edward Heath, Jorge Risquet, Ricardo Alarcon, Vilma Espin, and Angela Davis. These videos also contain interviews with supporters of the anti-Castro movement including counter-revolutionaries like Orlando Bosch.

Other films featured prominently in this collection address the social consequences of tensions between the United States and Cuba. These films include Americans in Cuba, documenting American who moved to Cuba after the revolution; The Cuban Excludables, which follows Cubans who came to the United States during the Mariel boatlift and the conditions they faced while being detained by US authorities; and  Miami-Havana, a film that explores the consequences of travel and communication restrictions between Cuba and the United States.

Not all of Bravo’s films are represented in the collection. Footage from some films may be more complete than others, while footage from other films does not appear in the collection at all. In other cases video footage is duplicated in multiple series. Bravo frequently reused older footage in follow-up documentaries to provide background and context for a subsequent film. For example, footage from the 1985 film, Missing Children, also appears in the 2007 documentary,  Who Am I?: The Found Children of Argentina.

The collection also contains footage that was not included in any feature film. These recordings may have been shot with a potential film in mind, but were never included in any completed feature. The Bravos also recorded special events or interviews with notable individuals, even though they did not intend to include them in a specific documentary. These recordings include an interview with Mikis Theodrakis, a Greek songwriter/composer and supporter of Fidel Castro, and an interview with Brazilian Communist Party leader Luis Carlos Prestes (1898-1990). There is also some footage which is unidentified or has not yet been associated with a specific feature film.

Between 2014 and 2015, two additional donations of periodicals, programs, playbills, transcripts, and related items were added to the collection. They may be found in Series XXX: Ephemera and Publications. Transcripts and partial transcripts from this donation relate to the film Fidel: The Untold Story and have been added to Series VIII. Transcripts contain interviews of some individuals for which there is no film footage, including Walter Sisulu and Kalema Moutante. A small set of film reels, donated in 2014, contain personal family footage of Estela and Ernesto Bravo with friends and family members, most of which were filmed in 1958. These reels are arranged in Series XXXI: Estela and Ernesto Bravo Family Films.

Many of the dates in this collection have been estimated based on the content and release date of the film. Specific dates are listed if they appeared on the cassette annotations, while others were inferred from the film's content. The word “Bump” appears in several titles, and was used by Estela Bravo to indicate clips selected from a previous, longer, piece of footage.

Arrangement

This collection is divided into 31 series by documentary film or by record type. The first 28 series are arranged in alphabetical order by film title. Within each series, materials are grouped by genre. Completed documentaries and edited fragments of documentaries are listed at the beginning of each series. They are followed by interview footage, transcripts, and other papers related to coordinating interviews. These materials are listed in alphabetical order by interviewee last name. Interviews are followed by general footage, film clips, and papers. In some cases footage is listed in alphabetical order by title, but many of these clips have not been fully arranged.

Series XXIX: Independent and Unidentified Footage, 1980-1994 contains interviews and footage that is not associated with a specific documentary feature or cannot be identified with a completed film. This footage is not grouped by genre, and is arranged in alphabetical order by title or interviewee last name.

Materials in Series XXX: Collected Ephemera and Publications are arranged alphabetically by title or by general topic. Additional films related to Estela and Ernesto Bravo’s personal lives are arranged in Series XXXI: Estela and Ernesto Bravo Family Films. Several of these films were originally numbered by the donors. Numbered items are listed in sequential order, while films that were not numbered are listed in alphabetical order by title.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Alonso, Alicia, 1921- -- |v Interviews
  • Mandela, Nelson, 1918-2013
  • Núñez Jiménez, Antonio -- |v Interviews
  • Schlesinger, Arthur M. (Arthur Meier), 1917-2007 -- |v Interviews
  • González, Elián, 1993-
  • Bussi de Allende, Hortensia -- |v Interviews
  • Walker, Alice, 1944- -- |v Interviews
  • Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944- -- |v Interviews
  • Almeida, Juan -- |v Interviews
  • García Márquez, Gabriel, 1927-2014 -- |v Interviews
  • Agee, Philip. -- |v Interviews
  • Pollack, Sydney, 1934-2008 -- |v Interviews
  • Frady, Marshall -- |v Interviews
  • Castro, Fidel, 1926-
  • McGovern, George S. (George Stanley), 1922- -- |v Interviews
  • Rabinowitz, Victor -- |v Interviews
  • Castro, Raúl, 1930- -- |v Interviews
  • Bishop, Maurice
  • John Paul II, Pope, 1920-2005

Document Type

  • Documentary films |z Cuba.

Subject Organizations

  • Asociación de Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo
  • Ballet Nacional de Cuba

Subject Topics

  • Food relief, American -- Cuba.
  • Cuban Americans -- Florida -- Miami -x Family relationships.
  • Disappeared persons -- Argentina.
  • Human rights -- Argentina.
  • Detentions of persons -- United States.
  • Mariel Boatlift, 1980.
  • Debts, External -- South America.

Subject Places

  • United States |x Foreign relations |z Cuba.
  • Cuba |x Foreign relations |z United States.
  • Chile.
  • Argentina.
  • Uruguay |x Politics and government |y 1973-1985.
  • Chile |x Politics and Government |y 1973-1988.
  • Jamaica.
  • Angola |x History |x Civil War, 1975-2002 |x Participation, Cuban.
  • Bolivia.
  • Namibia.
  • Angola |x History |x South African Incursions, 1978-1990.
  • Cuba.
  • Cuba |x Social conditions.
  • Grenada |x Politics and government |y 1974
  • Cuba |x History |y 20th century
  • Argentina |x History |x Dirty War, 1976-1983.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Open for research without restrictions. Select videos are available for streaming through the finding aid. Direct links to the videos are included below the item-level description for each tape.

Audiovisual Access Policies and Procedures

Researchers interested in using audiovisual materials in this collection (films, cassette tapes, VHS tapes, et cetera) must use a digitized copy, which we refer to as an access copy. Researchers may view an item’s original container, but the media themselves are not available for playback because of preservation concerns. Materials that have already been digitized are noted in the collection’s finding aid and can be requested in our reading room; materials not yet digitized will need to have access copies made before they can be used. To inquire about an access copy, or if you are unsure if an item has been digitized, please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu with the collection name, collection number, and a description of the item(s). A librarian will respond to you with further information.

Use Restrictions

Copyright to materials in this collection created by Estela and Ernesto Bravo are held by Estela and Ernesto Bravo. Permission to publish or reproduce materials to which they hold copyright must be secured from the copyright holders.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Estela and Ernesto Bravo Film and Video Collection; TAM 616; box number; item number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Separated Materials

Commercial copies of Estela Bravo's documentaries have been transferred to the Avery Fisher Center in Bobst Library. Additionally copies of the following serials were transferred to Tamiment's library collections: Bohemi,  Cine Cubano,  Cuba Magazine,  Cuba Update,  Cuba International,  Education,  Joven Cuba,  OCLAE,  Prisma,  Science Magazine,  The Sciences. Please check the library catalog for holdings.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Estela and Ernesto Bravo sent several donations of their films and videos between 2012 and 2013. The accession numbers associated with these gifts are 2012.044, 2012.061, 2012.062, and 2013.014. Between 2014 and 2015 the Bravos sent additional screening copies of completed documentaries. The accession numbers associated with these films and DVDs are 2015.027, 2015.073, and 2016.025. In May of 2015, Estela Bravo's sister delivered an addition to the collection. The accession number associated with this addition is 2015.031; these materials have been incorporated into Series VIII on the film Fidel or into Series XXIX: Collected Ephemera and Publications. Estela Bravo sent another small donation of ephemera and home movies in 2014. The accession number associated with these materials is 2016.020. Estela Bravo also sent a copy of her documentary  A Conversation with García Márquez about his Friend Fidel in 2015. The accession number associated with this gift is 2016.024.

Processing Information Note

Upon receipt of this collection, Tamiment Library discovered that many of the videos had mold damage or binder hydrolysis. Several tapes have been repaired and digitized, but many have yet to receive treatment. The digitization process remains ongoing.

To facilitate preservation treatment, all tapes were initially inventoried and assigned a persistent identifier, which is listed in the finding aid as the “ref” number. These numbers are not sequential and are not listed in a specific order. Individual tapes have been arranged intellectually by the full-length feature in which they appear. Tapes were originally received in boxes containing packing slips that roughly associated footage with specific films. Much of this contextual information was lost, however, due to the immediate separation of materials for preservation treatment. Information about footage content and associated feature film(s) has been reconstructed to the best of the archivist's ability through analysis of container annotations, research, and consultation with the donors. Footage has been added to the series that best represents the context of its use. Estela Bravo frequently reused footage in multiple documentaries, and consequently some footage may be duplicated in more than one series.

Videos were sent for preservation treatment in multiple installments, which resulted in several non-sequential box numbers. In 2016, box numbers were updated and listed in sequential order.

Titles of digitized videos have been edited or supplied by the archivist based on the content of the recording. Titles of videos that have yet to be digitized have been derived from annotations on the individual film containers and associated notes. The descriptions of video cassettes that have not yet been digitized often contain phrases in quotation marks. These phrases were copied from annotations on the cassette boxes. As digitized versions of the videos become available, descriptions are being updated.

Many of the videos in this collection were undated. The majority of the dates have been estimated by the archivist based on release date of the film or the event documented in the footage.

Two additional donations of ephemera, publications, transcripts, and promotional materials were donated in 2014 and 2015. Documents associated with specific films were incorporated the existing series, while publications and ephemera more generally associated with filmmaking and Estela Bravo’s career were added as Series XXX: Collected Ephemera and Publications. Films reels documenting moments in Estela and Ernesto Bravo’s personal lives were added as Series XXXI: Estela and Ernesto Bravo Family Films.

In 2016 videos stored on a hard drive and flash drive were forensically imaged and analyzed. Dupliate copies of full-length documentaries were deaccessioned and remaining videos were incorporated into series based on the documentaries with which they correspond.

Appraisal

Twelve tapes were damaged beyond repair and removed from the collection. Duplicate recordings of completed documentaries on VHS, betacam and digital foramts were also removed from the collection. Additionally, a small amount of electronic files that not created by Estela or Ernesto Bravo were deemed out of scope and deaccessioned.

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Container List

Series I: Americans in Cuba, Those Who Came, 1988-1989

Scope and Content Note

In the 1989 film Americans in Cuba, Estela Bravo tells the stories of several Americans who stayed in Cuba after the 1959 revolution. Some of the Americans featured in the documentary lived in Cuba prior and decided to remain after the new government was established, while others decided to immigrate to Cuba in the period following the revolution. This series contains footage from the 43-minute film, including interviews with women such as Elfriede Mahler; Marjorie Moore; Lorna Burdsall; Lois Kroehler, a missionary, music teacher and peace advocate who came to Cuba in 1949; Jean McEvoy and Ellen Rosensweig, who is interviewed with her husband and children and comments on the differences between her life in Cuba and her visits to see her family in California. Footage from this film contains one-on-one interviews, performances, discussions in the street or in other venues, and scenes of the various locations where the women live.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 58 Cassette : ref1316 Americans in Cuba

Scope and Content Note

This is most likely a full-length feature of the film Americans in Cuba.

circa 1989
Box: 1 Cassette : ref8 "Americans who stayed in Cuba"
circa 1989
Box: 90 Cassette : ref317 (Videos) Black, Helen: Interview

Scope and Content Note

This interview contains footage from religious summer camp in Placetas, Cuba. It features Helen Black, an American living in Cuba for many years, who works at the camp.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:52:27.

circa 1988
Box: 79 Dvd : ref317 (Access dvd)
Box: 48 Cassette : ref1074 Black, Helen: Interview
1988 August 24
Box: 12 Cassette : ref285 Black, Helen: Interview "V. Clara"
1988 August 25
Box: 14 Cassette : ref309 Black, Helen " V. Clara"
circa 1988
Box: 14 Cassette : ref310 Black, Helen " V. Clara"
circa 1988
Box: 14 Cassette : ref325 Black, Helen " V. Clara"
circa 1988
Box: 14 Cassette : ref327 Black, Helen " V. Clara"
circa 1988
Box: 48 Cassette : ref1083 Black, Helen
1988 August 25
Box: 48 Cassette : ref1082 Burdsall, Lorna : Interview

Historical/Biographical Note

Lorna Burdsall (1928-2010) moved to Cuba in 1955 with her husband, who fought with Fidel Castro in the Cuban revolution. She was a dancer who trained with Martha Graham and studied at the Julliard School. In 1953 she met a young Cuban, Manuel Pineiro, who was studying business administration at Columbia. They married in New York but he left for Cuba to join Castro’s forces shortly after their wedding. She joined him in 1955 and lived in Cuba for the rest of her life. Burdsall taught at the National Dance School and was a founding member of Conjunto Nacional de Danza Moderna, which she eventually directed. Burdsall was with the company for nearly 20 years and created numerous works reflecting the spirit of the Cuban people. In 1977 she became the national director of dance and modern dance advisor to the Minister of Culture.

1988 May 17
Box: 12 Cassette : ref270 Burdsall, Lorna "Lorna Burdsall in the class" #13
1988 May 18
Box: 12 Cassette : ref273 Burdsall, Lorna "Lorna Burdsall in the class" #14
1988 May 18
Box: 91 Cassette : ref324 (Videos) Kroehler, Lois: Interview

Scope and Content Note

The recording contains an interview with Lois Kroehler who, at the time of the filming, was working at an evangelical seminary. An American, she had been in Cuba since 1949.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

1988
Box: 79 Dvd : ref324 (Access dvd)
Box: 48 Cassette : ref1087 Kroehler, Lois "(Matanzas) #27"
1988 May 24
Box: 63 Cassette : ref1088 Kroehler, Lois "(Matanzas) #29"
1988 May 24
Box: 12 Cassette : ref288 Kroehler, Lois "Matanzas"
1988 May 24
Box: 12 Cassette : ref286 Kroehler, Lois
1988 May 24
Box: 12 Cassette : ref276 Kroehler, Lois "Story in Spanish Matanzas"
1988 May 24
Box: 12 Cassette : ref287 Kroehler, Lois "Historia en Espanol"
1988 May 24
Box: 78 Dvd : ref290 (Access dvd) Mahler, Elfriede: Interview (Guantanamo)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:20:01.

Historical/Biographical Note

Elfriede Mahler (1917-1998) was an American dancer who moved to Havana in the summer of 1960. She spent much of her life in Guantanamo, founding the province’s first professional dance company, Danza Libre.

circa 1988
Box: 89 Cassette : ref290 (Videos)
Box: 89 Cassette : ref293 (Videos) Mahler, Elfriede: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

circa 1988
Box: 78 Dvd : ref293 (Access dvd)
Box: 90 Cassette : ref303 (Videos) Mahler, Elfriede: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:22:47.

circa 1988
Box: 78 Dvd : ref303 (Access dvd)
Box: 90 Cassette : ref295 (Videos) Mahler, Elfriede

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:22:02.

circa 1988
Box: 78 Dvd : ref295 (Access dvd)
Box: 79 Dvd : ref307 (Access dvd) Mahler, Elfriede

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:20:09.

circa 1988
Box: 90 Cassette : ref307 (Videos)
Box: 78 Dvd : ref301 (Access dvd) Mahler, Elfriede at art school ("Esceula de Arte")

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:21:18.

circa 1988
Box: 90 Cassette : ref301 (Videos)
Box: 78 Dvd : ref305 (Access dvd) Mahler, Elfriede at art school

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:14:50.

circa 1988
Box: 90 Cassette : ref305 (Videos)
Box: 90 Cassette : ref297 (Videos) Mahler, Elfriede (ballet group)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:18:03.

circa 1988
Box: 78 Dvd : ref297 (Access dvd)
Box: 89 Cassette : ref292 (Videos) Mahler, Elfriede (Cultural Center)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:21:07.

circa 1988
Box: 78 Dvd : ref292 (Access dvd)
Box: 78 Dvd : ref300 (Access dvd) Mahler, Elfriede at Stone Zoo (Zoologico de Piedra) near Guantanamo

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:27:04.

circa 1988
Box: 90 Cassette : ref300 (Videos)
Box: 12 Cassette : ref304 Mahler, Elfriede "Zoologico de Piedra"
circa 1988
Box: 78 Dvd : ref294 (Access dvd) Malher, Elfriede and Jean [McEvoy]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:19:00.

circa 1988
Box: 90 Cassette : ref294 (Videos)
Box: 79 Dvd : ref321 (Access dvd) Mahler, Elfriede and Jean [McEvoy]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

Scope and Content Note

Most of the footage on this tape is devoted to Elfreida Mahler, which also includes performances by children and young dancers. The end of this recording also contains interview with Jean McEvoy and a Catholic minister.

circa 1988
Box: 91 Cassette : ref321 (Videos)
Box: 78 Dvd : ref296 (Access dvd) [McEvoy], Jean: Interview (at her home)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:19:01.

circa 1988
Box: 90 Cassette : ref296 (Videos)
Box: 78 Dvd : ref298 (Access dvd) [McEvoy], Jean: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:22:02.

circa 1988
Box: 90 Cassette : ref298 (Videos)
Box: 90 Cassette : ref299 (Videos) [McEvoy], Jean: Interview ("I am an American" annotation on box)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:20:35.

circa 1988
Box: 78 Dvd : ref299 (Access dvd)
Box: 78 Dvd : ref302 (Access dvd) [McEvoy], Jean at Guantanamo church

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:19:36.

circa 1988
Box: 90 Cassette : ref302 (Videos)
Box: 90 Cassette : ref306 (Videos) [McEvoy], Jean at church ("Iglesia Misa")

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:16:08.

circa 1988
Box: 78 Dvd : ref306 (Access dvd)
Box: 48 Cassette : ref1076 "Menendez, Pablo #5 "
1988 May 16
Box: 48 Cassette : ref1077 "Menendez, Pablo #6"
1988 May 16
Box: 48 Cassette : ref1078 "Menendez, Pablo #7"
1988 May 16
Box: 14 Cassette : ref315 "Menendez, Pablo"
circa 1988
Box: 48 Cassette : ref1079 "Menendez, Pablo and Margaret in the Class "
1988 May 16-17
Box: 63 Cassette : ref1072 Moore, Marjorie: Interview #1

Historical/Biographical Note

Marjorie Moore (1920-2003) was born in the United States and studied at Columbia University. In 1946, she married a Cuban named Luis Rios and they moved to Cuba with their daughter Pamela in 1950. She remained in Cuba for the rest of her life. She was a teacher, headed a brigade of teachers in Cuba’s Literacy Campaign and, in 1962, joined the English Department of what is now the Medical University of Havana. She is most known for her work in English for Medicine, teaching medical students English for the purpose of providing patients with better care.

1988 May 15
Box: 63 Cassette : ref1073 Moore, Marjorie: Interview #2
1988 May 15
Box: 63 Cassette : ref1075 Moore, Marjorie: Interview #3
1988 May 15
Box: 79 Dvd : ref320 (Access dvd) Rosensweig, Ellen: Interview; Burdsall, Lorna: Interview

Scope and Content Note

The initial interview is with Ellen Rosensweig, her Cuban husband, and her children. Rosensweig, who is originally from California, discusses her life in Cuba and makes comparisons with the United States. This is followed by an interview with Lorna Burdsall who founded and directed a modern dance school in Cuba.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 01:39:01.

circa 1988
Box: 90 Cassette : ref320 (Videos)
Box: 48 Cassette : ref1090 [Paskalitis], "Barbara"
circa 1988
Box: 48 Cassette : ref1084 "Barbara #15"
1988 May 18
Box: 48 Cassette : ref1085 "Barbara #16"
1988 May 18
Box: 12 Cassette : ref274 "Barbara C. House/Home"
1988 May 22
Box: 12 Cassette : ref289 "Barbara at Work"
1988 May 23
Box: 14 Cassette : ref312 "Barbara at Work- Barbara at Home"
circa 1988
Box: 14 Cassette : ref313 "Barbara P- Howie- Lois K Matanzas"
circa 1988
Box: 12 Cassette : ref278 Luna. Marco A.
1988 May 22
Box: 48 Cassette : ref1080 "Margaret in the Class #9"

Scope and Content Note

"Margaret" is Marjorie Moore.

1988 May 17
Box: 63 Cassette : ref1081 "Margaret in the Class #10"
1988 May 17
Box: 12 Cassette : ref269 "Olita P. Yoda," "Fiesta"
1988 April 10
Box: 14 Cassette : ref311 "Olita P."
circa 1988
Box: 14 Cassette : ref314 "Olita P."
circa 1988
Box: 48 Cassette : ref1086 "Still Photo Olita and Team at Hospital"
1988 May 22
Box: 12 Cassette : ref277 "Olita Exterior house- Hospital - Mazorra"
1988 May 19
Box: 14 Cassette : ref326 "Matanzas"
circa 1988
Box: 48 Cassette : ref1089 "Video Clip," "Pelicula del libro del tanger," and "Archivo de los Mundialgo de Baseball"
circa 1988
Box: 89 Cassette : ref291 (Videos) Footage: Streets in Guantanamo City - Elfrieda Mahler, Jean [McEvoy] and Estela Bravo

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:14:17.

circa 1988
Box: 78 Dvd : ref291 (Access dvd)
Box: 91 Cassette : ref322 (Videos) Footage: Guantanamo

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:11:01.

circa 1988
Box: 79 Dvd : ref322 (Access dvd)

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Series II: Camp Kinderland in Havana, 2000

Scope and Content Note

This 38-minute film documents a trip to Havana associated with Camp Kinderland, a progressive Jewish camp in Tolland, Massachusetts. It features over 100 American citizens between the ages of 16 and 80. In the film camp members tour schools, a cigar factory, synagogues, and Cuba's monument to the Rosenbergs near Revolution Square.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 73 Dvd : 13 Camp Kinderland in 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 Camp Kinderland in Havana.

2000
Box: Electronic Records E-records : TW_TAM_616_ER_1 Camp Kinderland Members at Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Memorial

Camp Kinderland Members at Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Memorial   TW_TAM_616_ER_1

Scope and Contents

Includes several short videos of clips speakers at an event at the Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Memorial in Havana.

2003

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Series III: Children in Debt, 1987

Scope and Content Note

The 29-minute documentary Children in Debt (  Niños Deudores) examines problems caused from the debts owed by Latin American countries to the United States. Released in 1985, the film looks at the ways in which poverty, hunger, and changes to government programs that resulted from these internationals debts affected ordinary citizens, specifically children. In addition to the full-length documentary, the footage in this series includes interviews and visuals from the filming in Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, and Columbia.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 89 Cassette : ref2 (Videos) Niños Deudores

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:29:00.

Scope and Content Note

This is a full-length version of the film Children in Debt. This film is in Spanish and contains subtitles in English.

1987
Box: 75 Dvd : ref2 (Access dvd)
Reel: ref2156_01 Children in Debt
1987
Reel: ref2156_02
Reel: ref2163 Children in Debt
1987
Reel: ref2168 Children in Debt
1987
Box: 44 Cassette : ref951 "Children in Debt, Old Version, Spanish (Master)"
1987
Box: 44 Cassette : ref952 "Children in Debt, Spanish (Master)"
1987
Box: 44 Cassette : ref953 "Children in Debt (Master)"
1987
Box: 44 Cassette : ref954 Children in Debt
1987
Box: 44 Cassette : ref955 "Children in Debt, with English subtitles (Master)"
1987
Box: 44 Cassette : ref956 "Children in Debt, with English subtitles (Master)"
1987
Box: 44 Cassette : ref957 "Children in Debt, with English subtitles"
1988 May 5
Box: 27 Cassette : ref643 "Children in Debt- Peru"
circa 1987
Box: 27 Cassette : ref649 "Children in Debt- Peru"
circa 1987
Box: 26 Cassette : ref597 "8 Plus Interview with Economist"
circa 1987
Box: 26 Cassette : ref602 "Alcade (Mayor) Barrantes Entrevista"
circa 1987
Box: 82 Dvd : ref595 (Access dvd) Argentina - footage of political event followed by scenes at an office of the National Food Program (Programa Alimentario Nacional)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

circa 1987
Box: 87 Cassette : ref595 (Videos)
Box: 52 Cassette : ref1208 "Argentina #2 Street Talking about debt in Argentina"
circa 1987
Box: 52 Carton : ref1209 "Argentina #9 Visuals Neon Signs with Priest outside Church (Father Fascinelli)"
circa 1987
Box: 87 Cassette : ref596 (Videos) Barrantes, Alfonso: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

Historical/Biographical Note

Augusto Alfonso Barrantes Lingan (1927-2000) was a socialist, labor lawyer, and mayor of Lima, Peru, from 1983-1987. He promoted the installation of kitchens in the city's slums and is known for his Vaso de Leche (Glass of Milk) campaign to ensure a daily glass of milk for every child in Lima.

1980s
Box: 82 Dvd : ref596 (Access dvd)
Box: 82 Dvd : ref598 (Access dvd) Barrantes, milk campaign, other footage (Peru)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

circa 1987
Box: 87 Cassette : ref598 (Videos)
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1217 Barrantes, Alfonso, Milk Program
circa 1987
Box: 52 Cassette : ref1207 "Cassette #3 Children in Debt"
circa 1987
Box: 52 Cassette : ref1212 "Colombia in front of Plaza Bolivar, street interview, provivienda"
circa 1987
Box: 52 Cassette : ref1215 "Colombia Monvita street visuals"
circa 1987
Box: 52 Cassette : ref1203 "Garcia, Alan - Playa de Armas"
circa 1987
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1219 "Last Chile," "#1 Debt," and "Argentina"
circa 1987
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1235 "Mexico - Bump Visuals de Terremoto" and "Flower Girl"
circa 1987
Box: 52 Cassette : ref1205 "Muestra de Niños Deudores in escuela cubana" (Piece/sample of Children in Debt in Cuban school)
circa 1987
Box: 52 Cassette : ref1201 "Niños Escuela Mirando"
circa 1987
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1225 "Peru - Market, Street"
circa 1987
Box: 59 Cassette : ref1202 "Provivienda Monjita"
circa 1987
Box: 52 Cassette : ref1213 "Street - Talking about Debt in Argentina"
circa 1987
Box: 52 Cassette : ref1214 Street Interviews (continued), "Beg. Interview with economist"
circa 1987
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1224 End interview with economist. Alan Garcia - Plaza de Armas
circa 1987
Box: 52 Cassette : ref1216 Street Visuals
circa 1987
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1221 Tape contains annotations in Spanish - examples include "Breakfast Survey", "Children who do not Attend School", "Malnutrition" and "Child Worker"
circa 1987
Box: 52 Cassette : ref1204 "With Priest in Poor Neighborhood (Argentina)"
circa 1987
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1220 "With Priest in Poor Neighborhood, Argentina #10"
circa 1987
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1218 "With Priest in Poor Neighborhood, Argentina #11"
circa 1987

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Series IV: A Conversation with García Márquez about his Friend Fidel, 2014

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 73 Dvd : 15 A Conversation with García Márquez about his Friend Fidel

Scope and Content Note

This is a full-length version of the documentary A Conversation with García Márquez about his Friend Fidel. This documentary is in Spanish with subtitles in English, and runs 32 minutes.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

2014
Box: Electronic Records Folder : TW_TAM_616_ER_2 Bravo with Gabriel García Márquez

Bravo with Gabriel García Márquez   TW_TAM_616_ER_2

2003

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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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Series VI: The Cuban Excludables, 1989-1997

Historical/Biographical Note

Estela and Ernesto Bravo filmed The Cuban Excludables after 1984 hearings, which granted the release of Cuban "excludable aliens" that had been indefinitely detained after serving prison sentences. The term "excludable alien" is a legal distinction that refers to immigrants or refugees who were not granted a path to citizenship because of criminal records. Approximately 2,500 of the Cubans who traveled to the United States during the Mariel Boatlift were given the "excludable" distinction and detained in American prisons. Estela and Ernesto Bravo interviewed detainees returning to Cuba and spoke with activists and attorneys involved in legal the battles.

In 1995, The Cuban Excludables won a Special Jury Prize at Cinefest, San Juan, Puerto Rico; and One World Award, Best Overseas Production on British TV, European Community BBC.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains full-length copies of The Cuban Excludables (1994), as well as interviews with a variety of individuals including US District Judge Marvin Shoob; Wayne Smith, former head the United States Interests Section in Havana; and Dennis (Denny) McLain, a former American baseball player who spent time in prison with the Cuban detainees. Other interviewees include lawyers and human rights activists, Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and Coast Guard employees; correctional officers and other prison staff, and the detainees themselves, along with family members. Of particular interest are interviews with Dr. Bolivar Martineau, deputy warden and chief medical officer at the Atlanta Penitentiary where detainees were held. Interviews with Dr. Bolivar Martineau and Denny McLain were arranged and funded by 5th Estate Canadian Broadcasting System who used the footage for a period of time and then turned it over to the Bravos for their film.

In addition to the interviews, footage in this series contains news clips, footage from the prisons, interviews with the American families of some of the detainees, and scenes from Cuba, as the detainees arrived home and were reunited with their Cuban families. Walkiria Fernandez, an employee of the Cuban Ministry of the Interior, appears in many of the clips with the detainees once they arrive in Cuba. Some of the material is duplicative and there is large amount of background footage and shots of leaving and arriving planes.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 73 Dvd : 7, 8 The Cuban Excludables

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

1990
Box: 85 Dvd : ref945 (Access dvd) The Cuban Excludables

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:57:00.

Scope and Content Note

This is a full-length feature of the film The Cuban Excludables.

1997
Box: 67 Cassette : ref945 (Videos)
Box: 61 Cassette : ref1390 The Cuban Excludables (from BFI)
1996 February 8
Box: 61 Cassette : ref1391 The Cuban Excludables (jca tv facilities) (from BFI)
1997
Box: 45 Cassette : ref970 The Cuban Excludables, with Spanish subtitles
1997
Box: 61 Cassette : ref971 The Cuban Excludables, Spanish
1997
Box: 48 Cassette : ref1095 Arayo, Pablo: Interview
circa 1990s
Box: 12 Cassette : ref279 Austin, Duke: Interview

Historical/Biographical Note

Duke Austin was a US Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) officer.

circa 1990s
Box: 64 Cassette : ref1135 Pablo and Guillermo (detainees)
circa 1990s
Box: 49 Cassette : ref1106 Gloria [wife of Pablo] and Jenny: Interview
1992 November 22
Box: 63 Cassette : ref1104 "Interview Pablo's Family-York, PA 11/22/92" and "Fifth Estate 11/29/92 Gloria"
1992 November 22, 1992 November 29
Box: 63 Cassette : ref1118 "Pablo - Final Salvador - Walkeria"
circa 1990s
Box: 49 Cassette : ref1133 "Pablo Cries; Orlando Sierra"
circa 1990s
Box: 64 Cassette : ref1153 Ciello: Interview
1992 September 4
Box: 63 Cassette : ref1115 Ciello: Interview English and Spanish
1992 December 4
Box: 64 Cassette : ref1151 Ciello: Interview Miami
1992 December 4
Box: 63 Cassette : ref1094 Hovington, Doug: Interview (Captain of Guards, Atlanta Prison )
1992 December 1
Box: 64 Cassette : ref1147 Ketchel, Terry: Interview
circa 1990s
Box: 64 Cassette : ref1127 Ketchel, Terry: Interview, Diner Shots
1992 November 27
Box: 49 Cassette : ref1120 Leshaw, Gary: Interview

Historical/Biographical Note

Gary LeShaw was an attorney with the Atlanta Legal Aid Society. He represented a number of the Cuban detainees.

circa 1990s
Box: 18 Cassette : ref397 Leshaw, Gary: Interview
1992 November 28
Box: 63 Cassette : ref1108 Leshaw, Gary: Interview "Riot-Why did it start? Families of the detainees-Corruption"
1992 November 28
Box: 90 Cassette : ref319 (Videos) Martineau, Bolivar: Interview; Additional Footage

Scope and Content Note

This footage appears relate to both The Cuban Excludables and  Miami-Havana. In addition to the Bolivar Martineau interview footage, it also contains shots of the anti-Castro paramilitary organization Alpha 66; right-wing radio station Radio MAMBI; and a Pastors for Peace caravan featuring Reverend Lucius Walker.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:45:55.

circa 1990s
Box: 79 Dvd : ref319 (Access dvd)
Box: 90 Cassette : ref329 (Videos) Martineau, Bolivar: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:08:01.

circa 1990s
Box: 79 Dvd : ref329 (Access dvd)
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1037 Martineau, Bolivar: Interview
circa 1990s
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1038 Martineau, Bolivar: Interview
1992 November 28
Box: 10 Cassette : ref239 Martineau, Bolivar: Interview #1
1992 November 29
Box: 61 Cassette : ref1139 Martineau, Bolivar
1992 November 28
Box: 63 Cassette : ref1093 Martineau, Bolivar: Second Interview #1
1992 December 3
Box: 49 Cassette : ref1110 Martineau, Bolivar: Second Interview #2
1992 December 3
Box: 63 Cassette : ref1113 Martineau, Bolivar: Interview #3
1992 December 3
Box: 50 Cassette : ref1168 Martineau, Denny McLain, Dr. Barrientos "Use for Bump"
circa 1990s
Box: 63 Cassette : ref1112 "Martineau Watching Video"
1992 December 3
Box: 64 Cassette : ref1138 McLain, Denny: Interview #1

Historical/Biographical Note

Dennis Dale "Denny" McLain (1944- ) is an American former professional baseball player. McLain was convicted of embezzlement in 1985 and sentenced to 25 years in prison. While serving his sentence, McLain was housed in the same prison as many of the Cuban detainees.

circa 1990s
Box: 64 Cassette : ref1143 McLain, Denny: Interview #1 (tape 4)
circa 1990s
Box: 64 Cassette : ref1122 McLain, Denny: Interview #2
circa 1990s
Box: 64 Cassette : ref1144 McLain, Denny: Interview #3 (Tape 6)
circa 1990s
Box: 12 Cassette : ref264 "McLain, Denny: Interview 3" and "Aruca 2"
circa 1990s
Box: 64 Cassette : ref1158 McLain, Denny "Unjust Government, Theft, Corruption"
circa 1990s
Box: 18 Cassette : ref420 Sandidge, Sally; Dudeck, Carla; Leshaaw, Gary: Interviews
1993 April 10
Box: 64 Cassette : ref1129 Sandidge, Sally; Dudeck, Carla: Interview #2 "Signs, Due Process, Abuses in Prisons, State Jails, Mental Problems"
circa 1993
Box: 49 Cassette : ref1393 Sandidge, Sally; Dudeck, Carla: Interview
circa 1993
Box: 18 Cassette : ref412 Shoob, Judge Marvin: Interview 1

Historical/Biographical Note

Judge Marvin Herman Shoob (1923- ) is a US Federal Judge who ruled against indefinite detention of Cuban refugees that were being held in American prisons.

circa 1990s
Box: 49 Cassette : ref1157 Shoob, Judge Marvin: Interview 2
circa 1990s
Box: 18 Cassette : ref413 Shoob, Judge Marvin: Interview 3
circa 1990s
Box: 50 Cassette : ref1160 Shoob, Judge Marvin: Interview - Beginning Shela Van Ness
circa 1990s
Box: 49 Cassette : ref1146 Smith, Wayne: Interview
circa 1990s
Box: 10 Cassette : ref241 Smith, Wayne: Interview
1992 November 24
Box: 50 Cassette : ref1171 "2 Wayne" [Wayne Smith]

Scope and Content Note

This recording may be associated with either The Cuban Excludables or  Miami-Havana (according to original box packing slip).

circa 1990s
Box: 48 Cassette : ref1098 Smith, Wayne; Duke Austin; Penalver- Immigration
circa 1990s
Box: 92 Cassette : ref496 (Videos) Van Ness, Shela; Lawson, Earl, Sandidge, Sally; Dudeck, Carla: Interviews

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

Scope and Content Note

This recording contains three separate interviews. The first interview is with criminology professor Shela Van Ness, who discusses the Talladega riots and her support of the detainees. In the second interview, Bravo speaks with Earl Lawson, a retired prison employee from Atlanta. In the final portion, Bravo interviews Sally Sandidge and Carla Dudeck, activists with the Coalition to Support Cuban Detainees.

circa 1990s
Box: 82 Dvd : ref496 (Access dvd)
Box: 63 Cassette : ref1109 Airport
1992 January 30
Box: 50 Cassette : ref1164 Airport
circa 1990s
Box: 64 Cassette : ref1152 "Airport, Plane, Entering Bus, Pablo and Guillermo"
circa 1990s
Box: 91 Cassette : ref371 (Videos) Airport Scenes and Interview Footage

Scope and Content Note

This video contains footage of detainees boarding flights and arriving at a Cuban facility It features interviews with passengers in Spanish and footage of them boarding a plane. It contains an interview in English with a Department of Justice employee and interviews in Spanish with detainees during their flight.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:20:54.

circa 1990s
Box: 80 Dvd : ref371 (Access dvd)
Box: 64 Cassette : ref1137 "Atlanta Prison Doors, Hospital Interview"
circa 1990s
Box: 82 Dvd : ref495 (Access dvd) "Block I": Airport Footage

Scope and Content Note

The first 13 minutes of this video contain footage of Cuban detainees at an airport. The remainder of the tape contains an unrelated commercial recording.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

circa 1990s
Box: 92 Cassette : ref495 (Videos)
Box: 92 Cassette : ref391 (Videos) "Block II": Interview Footage, Detainees

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

Scope and Content Note

This footage contains interviews in Spanish with the detainees. The interviews discuss the prison experience and include discussions about abuse and Dr. Bolivar Martineau.

circa 1990s
Box: 80 Dvd : ref391 (Access dvd)
Box: 80 Dvd : ref390 (Access dvd) "Block III": Interview Footage with Detainees

Scope and Content Note

This footage features interviews in Spanish with detainees on a bus. In one interview, a detainee discusses the difficulties of being separated from his son.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

circa 1990s
Box: 92 Cassette : ref390 (Videos)
Box: 92 Cassette : ref494 (Videos) "Block IV": B-roll

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:49:00.

Scope and Content Note

This footage contains two sections of what appears to be B-roll of detainees at airport. The remainder contains footage of a speech, which is poor quality and difficult to view.

circa 1990s
Box: 82 Dvd : ref494 (Access dvd)
Box: 81 Dvd : ref491 (Access dvd) "Block V": Footage, Various, Including Walkiria Fernandez and Detainee Interviews

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

Scope and Content Note

In the first clip Walkiria Fernandez speaks to the detainees. The conversations are in Spanish. The screen cuts out between 00:14:44 and 00:16:22. Following the drop-out, there are additional interviews with detainees on bus and at airport. In their interviews they discuss general abuses at the prison and Dr. Martineau. The last ten minutes of the video is damaged and contains content that is difficult to view.

circa 1990s
Box: 92 Cassette : ref491 (Videos)
Box: 63 Cassette : ref1097 Bloque VI Visits with Families and Prisoners in Cuba
circa 1990s
Box: 80 Dvd : ref389 (Access dvd) "Block VII": Interview footage with Focus on Discussion of Dr. Martineau

Scope and Content Note

This video contains interview footage of detainees talking about Dr. Bolivar Martineau. It includes interview with Cuban detainee who was assigned to work with Martineau. Some of this footage is in English.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:48:00.

circa 1990s
Box: 92 Cassette : ref389 (Videos)
Box: 79 Dvd : ref323 (Access dvd) Excludables Homecoming with Walkiria Fernandez

Scope and Content Note

This recording contains footage of detainees being welcomed home by family members. It includes brief interviews with relatives of the detainees. It also features many scenes with Walkiria Fernandez. In the video, she accompanies returning detainees to Cuba and explains what the men experienced to a number of individuals on the street.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:57:18.

circa 1990s
Box: 91 Cassette : ref323 (Videos)
Box: 91 Cassette : ref335 (Videos) Excludables Homecoming, Street Scenes with Walkiria Fernandez

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 01:00:04.

circa 1990s
Box: 80 Dvd : ref335 (Access dvd)
Box: 91 Cassette : ref373 (Videos) Footage with Walkiria Fernandez

Scope and Content Note

The first few minutes (approximately 4 minutes) includes scenes of Walkiria Fernandez and detainees. This is followed by footage unrelated to the documentary.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:17:31.

circa 1990s
Box: 81 Dvd : ref373 (Access dvd)
Box: 82 Dvd : ref497 (Access dvd) Footage: Dr. Martineau

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:10:00.

Scope and Content Note

The footage is composed of either Dr. Martineau speaking or being spoken about. In many parts there is a loud Spanish narration that overpowers the English. In some cases there is Spanish over Spanish.

circa 1990s
Box: 88 Cassette : ref497 (Videos)
Box: 91 Cassette : ref328 (Videos) Footage: Homecoming Scenes

Scope and Content Note

This footage duplicates previous homecoming scenes. This is a fairly poor quality recording and much of the content cannot be viewed.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 01:20:02.

circa 1990s
Box: 79 Dvd : ref328 (Access dvd)
Box: 80 Dvd : ref369 (Access dvd) Footage: Excludables Arrival

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:20:23.

circa 1990s
Box: 91 Cassette : ref369 (Videos)
Box: 80 Dvd : ref372 (Access dvd) Footage - Detainee Arrival in Cuba, Includes Guillermo Herrera

Scope and Content Note

This recording contains footage of a detainee arrival in Cuba. It features various scenes of detainees on a plane and on buses. It also features United States and Cuban officials. The original box was annotated "Guillermo," which most likely refers to Guillermo Herrera, a detainee who was separated from his family, held without charges, and eventually deported to Cuba.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:17:32.

circa 1990s
Box: 91 Cassette : ref372 (Videos)
Box: 92 Cassette : ref374 (Videos) Footage - Various

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

circa 1990s
Box: 80 Dvd : ref374 (Access dvd)
Box: 80 Dvd : ref392 (Access dvd) Footage - Various, detainee interviews, family reunions (mostly Spanish, some English)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

circa 1990s
Box: 92 Cassette : ref392 (Videos)
Box: 79 Dvd : ref318 (Access dvd) Footage - Various, B-roll

Scope and Content Note

This lengthy piece of footage contains clips of the detainees arriving in Cuba and interviews with detainees on a bus. Much of this tape consists of duplicated content and background shots.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

circa 1990s
Box: 90 Cassette : ref318 (Videos)
Box: 91 Cassette : ref332 (Videos) Interview Footage - Atlanta and Talladega

Scope and Content Note

This tape contains footage of various interviews, most of which are in English. Footage includes: a bishop speaking about the injustices faced by the Cuban detainees; a person talking about Dr. Bolivar Martineau's medical experiments and his use of drugs; Estela Bravo touring C-cell house and interviewing the former Chief of Correctional Services [Howington] at the Cuban repatriation unit in Talladega; and a lawyer discussing the legality of indefinite detention of the Mariel refugees and the role of Judge Marvin Shoob.

The final 10 minutes of the recording consists of Spanish-language TV programming.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

circa 1990s
Box: 79 Dvd : ref332 (Access dvd)
Box: 92 Cassette : ref488 (Videos) Interview Footage - Detainees and Guards (Spanish)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

circa 1990s
Box: 81 Dvd : ref488 (Access dvd)
Box: 81 Dvd : ref490 (Access dvd) Interview Footage - Detainees, Guards (Spanish)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

Scope and Content Note

This tape consists of interviews with prison guards detainees on bus. It appears to contain many different clips in Spanish that focus on Dr. Bolivar Martineau. The quality of the footage is intermittently poor and many scenes are difficult to view.

circa 1990s
Box: 92 Cassette : ref490 (Videos)
Box: 82 Dvd : ref493 (Access dvd) Interview Footage - Detainees and Family Members

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:51:00.

Scope and Content Note

This tape contains footage of family visits and interviews with detainees. It is mostly Spanish, but some in in English. There are moments without sound.

circa 1990s
Box: 92 Cassette : ref493 (Videos)
Box: 79 Dvd : ref333 (Access dvd) Interview Footage - Returning Detainees and Family Members; Dr. Bolivar Martineau and Denny McLain

Historical Note

The interviews with Denny McLain and Dr. Martineau featured on this video were funded by the Canadian Broadcasting System television investigative documentary program The Fifth Estate. CBS used the footage and then returned it to the Bravos for their film.

Scope and Content Note

Most of the footage involves interviews with returned detainees and their families. They largely feature discussions about the Marielitos. At around 54 minutes, there is a brief clip of Dr. Bolivar Martineau, then at 57 minutes, discussion with someone who worked at the prison with Martineau. There is a brief discussion with Denny McLain with Spanish voiceover, and then several additional minutes with Martineau.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 01:30:03.

circa 1990s
Box: 91 Cassette : ref333 (Videos)
Box: 90 Cassette : ref334 (Videos) Interview Footage - Returning Detainees and Family Members

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:56:01.

circa 1990s
Box: 80 Dvd : ref334 (Access dvd)
Box: 49 Cassette : ref1117 "Homeless People under Freeway"
circa 1990s
Box: 49 Cassette : ref1155 "Hospital Psychiatrists"
circa 1990s
Box: 92 Cassette : ref489 (Videos) "Los Excluibles": Spanish voice-over TV program (Fifth Estate)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

Scope and Content Note

The first part is a Spanish voice-over TV program featuring footage from The Excludables. After 27 minutes there is a Spanish language TV program.

circa 1990s
Box: 81 Dvd : ref489 (Access dvd)
Box: 64 Cassette : ref1148 News Stories (Tape 32)
1992 November 28
Box: 64 Cassette : ref1149 News Stories (Tape 33)
1992 November 28
Box: 50 Cassette : ref1173 NBC News Advance
circa 1990s
Box: Electronic Records Folder : TW_TAM_616_ER_3 One World Awards

One World Awards   TW_TAM_616_ER_3

1997
Box: 86 Dvd : ref949 (Access dvd) Rough Footage

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 01:04:59.

1989
Box: 71 Cassette : ref949 (Videos)
Box: 48 Cassette : ref1091 Talladega Deportation #1
circa 1990s
Box: 64 Cassette : ref1124 "Talladega Riot Archive"
circa 1990s
Box: 49 Cassette : ref1150 Talladega #1
circa 1990s
Box: 64 Cassette : ref1130 Talladega #2
circa 1990s
Box: 48 Cassette : ref1099 Terra Haute
circa 1990s
Box: 63 Cassette : ref1119 Terra Haute #1
1993 November 3
Box: 64 Cassette : ref1121 Terra Haute #2
1993 November 3
Box: 50 Cassette : ref1162 Terra Haute "3 Prisoners, Warden, Prison"
circa 1990s
Box: 12 Cassette : ref267 "ABC News - Atlanta, Cuban inmates 6/26/86; Riots 11/2/84; Mariel boats"
circa 1980s
Box: 16 Cassette : ref365 Martineau, Bolivar: [Interview]
circa 1990s
Box: 80 Dvd : ref336 (Access dvd) Plane arriving (B-roll)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:47:00.

circa 1990s
Box: 91 Cassette : ref336 (Videos)
Box: 49 Cassette : ref1140 Cuba, Birmingham Airport (B-roll?)
circa 1990s
Box: 33 Cassette : ref638 "Demo 14 min Excludables"
circa 1990s

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Series VII: Cubans in Peru, 1982

Scope and Content Note

This series contains a small amount of footage related to the documentary Cubans in Peru. The1982 film presents the experiences and views of some of the Cubans who took part in the occupation of the Peruvian Embassy in Havana in 1980. Videos from this documentary include footage of refugees in Tupac Amaru Stadium, interviews with Cuban political refugees, and footage of a Peruvian doctor who saved the life of a Cuban child. The scenes of the doctor and child are featured at the end of the documentary.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 55 Cassette : ref1271 "Cubans in Peru DV#3"

Scope and Content Note

This video is 20 minutes in length, and most likely contains footage rather than the full-length documentary.

1982
Box: 59 Cassette : ref1314 "Tupak Amaru Park" Footage

Historical/Biographical Note

Tupac Amaru Park is a sports complex in East Lima that became a refugee camp for Cubans who were granted asylum in Peru after their 1980 occupation of the Peruvian Embassy in Havana.

circa 1982
Box: 52 Cassette : ref1211 "Corvacho child Dr. Montano Peru"
circa 1982
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1222 "Cuban child Peru"
circa 1982
Box: 36 Cassette : ref711 "Presentation of Ambassador to Cuba, Interview Political refugees, 2nd Part, Cubans in Peru"
circa 1982

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Series VIII: Fidel: The Untold Story and  Anecdotes about Fidel, 1995-2002

Historical/Biographical Note

The 2001 documentary Fidel: The Untold Story combines a history of the Cuban revolution with a more personal story of its leader, Fidel Castro. Because so much of the interview footage for  Fidel: The Untold Story could not be included in the initial feature-length film, Estela and Ernesto Bravo made a follow-up documentary,  Anecdotes about Fidel, in 2010. It includes portions of 24 interviews and expands on the stories about Fidel Castro.

In 2001, Fidel: The Untold Story was selected for the Toronto Film Festival and won an award for "Distinguished Achievement for Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking" at the Urbanworld Film Festival in New York.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains clips, interviews, and background footage from the documentaries Fidel: The Untold Story and  Anecdotes about Fidel. The 2001 documentary  Fidel: The Untold Story combines a history of the Cuban revolution with a more personal story of leader, Fidel Castro. This series contains copies of both films. It includes complete interviews and portions of interviews highlighted in the two films. They feature historians, public figures, close friends, and Castro himself, and provide a glimpse into the life and personality of the Cuban leader. Interviewees include Alice Walker, Gabriel García Márquez, Arthur Schlesinger, Ramsey Clark, Ted Turner, Nelson Mandela, Charles Rangel, George McGovern, Philip Agee, and many others who share personal anecdotes along with political and historical perspectives.

The anecdotes come not only from well-known Americans such as Harry Belafonte, Jesse Jackson, Angela Davis, Hank Aaron, Sydney Pollack and others, but also from many Cubans who are not well known in the United States. Among them are government officials and friends of Fidel such as Juan Almeida, Melba Hernández. Alfredo Guevara, Jorge Risquet, Antonio Núñez Jiménez, Alicia Alonso, Angela Castro, and Aleida Guevara.

This series also contains a number of interviews that are not seen in the films. They include discussions with Hortensia Bussi de Allende, the widow of Salvador Allende, and American lawyer Victor Rabinowitz.

Footage in this series also consists of clips from the Cuban State Council Archives and various news sources. Videos containing State Council footage often represent a wide date range. Some of the footage is dated 1998 which reflects the date the material was obtained, not the actual date of the events. The original dates of the footage were not recorded. Additional footage depicts Fidel Castro at a number of public events giving speeches or speaking with world leaders. Other materials in this series include documents related to the promotion and distribution of Fidel, including contact lists, posters, correspondence related to distribution rights.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Reel: ref1903_01 Fidel: The Untold Story

Scope and Content Note

This is a full-length version of the film Fidel: The Untold Story. The complete documentary is contained on 6 positive film reels, 6 film negative reels, and 6 sound track reels.

2000
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Box: 47 Cassette : ref1049 "Fidel Trailer"
circa 2000
Box: 73 Dvd : 16 An Evening with Estela Bravo: Filmmaker of "Fidel: The Untold Story" and "Anecdotes about Fidel" at the Paley Center for Media, New York City

Scope and Content Note

A film of the event honoring Estela Bravo, focusing on the release of Anecdotes about Fidel at the Paley Center for Media. Bravo speaks with Pat Mitchell about her life and career, and responds to questions from the audience. Clips are shown from  Anecdotes about Fidel; There are also clips from other films that have dealt with Cuban-American relations, such as  Miami-Havana,  The Cuban Excludables, and  Operation Peter Pan: Flying Back to Cuba.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

2012 May 9
Box: 68 Cassette : ref846 (Videos) Aaron, Hank: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:12:42.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 83 Dvd : ref846 (Access dvd)
Box: 45 Cassette : ref983 Aaron, Hank: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Cassette : ref15 (Videos) Agee, Philip: Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Recording is divided into 4 access DVDs. Runtimes: Part 1 - 00:29:22; Part 2 - 00:08:00; Part 3 - 00:00:09; Part 4 - 00:01:25.

Scope and Content Note

In this interview Philip Agee begins by talking about his work for the CIA and the fallout after the publication of his book Inside the Company. He discusses his opinions about Fidel Castro and interest in Cuban life and culture. For the bulk of the interview he talks about United States policy toward Cuba and CIA efforts to overthrow Fidel Castro. He also touches on controversy surrounding the Kennedy assassination and discusses Americans' views about the Cuban revolution.


1997 March 8
Box: 75 Dvd : ref15 (Access dvd)
Box: 72 Folder : 13 Agee, Philip: Interview Transcript
undated
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1047 Alarcon, Ricardo: Interview

Historical/Biographical Note

Ricardo Alarcon de Quesada (1937 - ) is a Cuban statesman who served as Cuba's Permanent Representative to the United Nations for nearly 30 years. He was Cuba's Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1992-1993 and President of the National Assembly of People's Power from 1993-2013. During his time at the UN, Alarcon held several leading offices, such as Vice President of the General Assembly.

1998 November 21
Box: 10 Cassette : ref207 Alarcon, Ricardo: Interview
1998
Box: 10 Cassette : ref215 Alarcon, Ricardo: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1048 Alarcon, Ricardo and Juanita Vera Garcia
circa 1995-2000
Box: 77 Dvd : ref244 (Access dvd) de Allende, Hortensia Bussi: Interview


circa 1996
Box: 10 Cassette : ref244 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 85 Dvd : ref893 (Access dvd) Almeida, Juan: Interview -1 Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:28:53.

Biographical Note

Juan Almeida Bosque (1927-2009) was an important figure in the Cuban Revolution and later a Cuban official. He was the only Afro-Cuban to participate in the attack on the Moncada Barracks in 1953, and was also among the revolutionaries who participated in the 1956 Granma Yacht landing. He was later appointed the commander of the Third Front. During the US-sponsored Bay of Pigs operation in April 1961, Almeida commanded the Cuban military’s Central Army. Later a prominent figure in the Communist Party of Cuba, Almeida was, at the time of his death, Vice-President of the Cuban Council of State and its third ranking member.

Scope and Content Note

This interview is in Spanish. Juan Almeida, who met Fidel Castro in 1952, shares personal stories about his relationship with Castro and talks about his earliest memories of the political situation in Cuba leading up to the revolution.


1997 June 5
Box: 69 Cassette : ref893 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 85 Dvd : ref894 (Access dvd) Almeida, Juan: Interview -2 Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:11:45.

Scope and Content Note

In this part of the interview, Almeida discusses the Cuban revolution, including his memories of the Moncada attack and the Granma landing.


1997 June 5
Box: 69 Cassette : ref894 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 85 Dvd : ref895 (Access dvd) Almeida, Juan: Interview -3 Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:33:22.

Scope and Content Note

In this portion of the interview Juan Almeida shares stories about Fidel's relationships with such figures as Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos. He also provides other anecdotes and concludes with a discussion about his personal relationship with Fidel Castro.


1997 June 5
Box: 69 Cassette : ref895 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 85 Dvd : ref896 (Access dvd) Almeida, Juan: Interview -4 Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:04:56.

Scope and Content Note

In this portion Juan Almeida talks about Fidel Castro as a symbol of the revolution, briefly discussing the significance of Castro's beard. He also talks about Castro's views of justice, his support of Angolan independence, and the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. He later discusses his feelings surrounding Castro's failing health.


1997 June 5
Box: 69 Cassette : ref896 (Videos)
Box: 85 Dvd : ref913 (Access dvd) Alonso, Alicia: Interview (Cassette 1 1st Part)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:28:36.

Historical/Biographical Note

Born Alicia Ernestina de la Caridad Martinez Hoya, Alicia Alonso (1921 - ) is a Cuban prima ballerina and choreographer. She and her husband lived in New York City for a time where she trained at the School of American Ballet. In 1959 they returned to Cuba. Fidel Castro invited her to head a new dance school (Ballet Nacional de Cuba).

1996 June 27
Box: 70 Cassette : ref913 (Videos)
Box: 85 Dvd : ref914 (Access dvd) Alonso, Alicia: Interview (Cassette 1 2nd Part)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:03:09.

1996 June 27
Box: 70 Cassette : ref914 (Videos)
Box: 85 Dvd : ref915 (Access dvd) Alonso, Alicia: Interview (Cassette 2 1st Part) with Ramon Castro

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:24:30.

1996 June 27
Box: 70 Cassette : ref915 (Videos)
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1043 Andreas, Duane: Interview

Historical/Biographical Note

Duane O. Andreas is a US business executive and former chairman and CEO of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM).

1996 October 9
Box: 77 Dvd : ref218 (Access dvd) Aruca, Francisco: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:21:46.

Scope and Content Note

In this interview Francisco Aruca discusses people's polarized views of Fidel Castro. He discusses his own feelings about Castro, and spends some time talking about Castro's curiosity for politics. In the interview Estela Bravo asks Aruca about the slogan "No Castro, No Problem." Aruca talks about what he believes are problems with the sentiments behind the slogan, and suggests that in the present political climate, Cuba would be destabilized without Castro.

Historical/Biographical Note

Francisco Gonzales Aruca (1941-2013) was a Cuban-American economist. He was a student at a Jesuit school in Havana at the time of the Cuban Revolution. He joined the counterrevolution and was arrested in 1961 by the Castro government. His political ideology later shifted in favor of the Cuban government, and he started the company Marazul Charters in New York with a goal of uniting fractured Cuban families.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 10 Cassette : ref218 (Videos)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref885 (Videos) Aruca, Francisco: Interview

Scope and Content Note

The initial 14 are footage of Aruca at work on the radio program "Ayer en Miami." The remainder of the video is an interview of Aruca by Estela Bravo.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:29:00.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 85 Dvd : ref885 (Access dvd)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref70 Aruca, Francisco: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 70 Cassette : ref883 (Videos) Aruca, Francisco: Footage at radio station
1996 October 1
Box: 84 Dvd : ref883 (Access dvd)
Box: 70 Cassette : ref884 (Videos) Aruca, Francisco: Footage, making telephone calls at radio station
1996
Box: 84 Dvd : ref884 (Access dvd)
Box: Electronic Records Folder : TW_TAM_616_ER_4 Aruca, Francisco: Opinions about Canal 51 Report on Estela Bravo

Aruca, Francisco: Opinions about Canal 51 Report on Estela Bravo   TW_TAM_616_ER_4

circa 2000
Box: 84 Dvd : ref853 (Access dvd) Barnet, Miguel: Interview

Scope and Content Note

Estela Bravo interviews Miguel Barnet, Cuban writer, novelist, and ethnographer. The interview is mostly in Spanish, but Estela Bravo speaks English at times.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:14:23.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 68 Cassette : ref853 (Videos)
Box: 84 Dvd : ref857 (Access dvd) Belafonte, Harry: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:10:48.

1996 August 12
Box: 68 Cassette : ref857 (Videos)
Box: 84 Dvd : ref856 (Access dvd) Belafonte, Harry: Interview
1996 August 11
Box: 70 Cassette : ref856 (Videos)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref18 Belafonte, Harry: Interview
1996 August 10
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1057 Belafonte, Harry: Interview "2nd Part"
1996
Box: 10 Cassette : ref217 Belafonte, Harry: Interview "3rd Part"
1996
Box: 6 Cassette : ref147 (Videos) Benn, Tony: Interview -1

Historical/Biographical Note

Anthony Neil Wedgwood "Tony" Benn (1925 – 2014) was a British socialist and member of the Labour Party who served in House of Commons in the 1960s and 1970s. A leading member of Britain’s anti-war movement, Benn opposed the isolation of Cuba and was an admirer of Fidel Castro.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:28:59.

Scope and Content Note

In the beginning of the interview Estela Bravo talks with Tony Benn about the initial reception of the documentary Fidel: The Untold Story, and the negative reaction Cubans in Miami had to the film. The official interview begins around minute 4:45. Benn begins by talking about his interest in watching the Cuban Revolution, and the impact it has had around the world in the years following. Much of the interview focuses on Benn's views about Fidel Castro and his leadership in Cuba.


1996 March 16
Box: 77 Dvd : ref147 (Access dvd)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref41 (Videos) Benn, Tony: Interview -2

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Recording is divided into 4 access DVDs. Runtimes: Part 1 - 00:15:14; Part 2 - 00:00:52; Part 3 - 00:01:35; Part 4 - 00:00:39.


1996 March
Box: 75 Dvd : ref41 (Access dvd)
Box: 77 Dvd : ref240 (Access dvd) Betto, Frei (Christo, Carlos Alberto Libanio): Interview and final portion of Philip Agee interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:31:04.

Scope and Content Note

Primarily an interview with Carlos Alberto Libanio Christo (Frei Betto). The final few minutes are a portion of Estela Bravo's interview with Philip Agee.

Historical/Biographical Note

Carlos Alberto Libanio Christo, O.P. (1944), better known as Frei Betto, is a Brazilian writer, political activist, liberation theologist, and Dominican Friar. He has been involved in various international efforts to support an understanding between Marxism and Christianity. During a visit to Havana in the 1980s, he met with Fidel Castro many times and, later wrote Fidel and Religion.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 10 Cassette : ref240 (Videos)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref49 Betto, Frei: Interview ("Los Manos de Fidel")
circa 1995-2000
Box: 3 Cassette : ref59 Betto, Frei: Interview ("Papa Fidel")
circa 1995-2000
Box: 3 Cassette : ref69 (Videos) Bosch, Orlando: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Recording is divided into 4 access DVDs. Runtimes: Part 1 - 00:03:03; Part 2 - 00:01:19; Part 3 - 00:02:06; Part 4 - 00:11:08.

Historical/Biographical Note

Orlando Bosch Avila (1926-2011) was a Cuban-American pediatrician, and head of the counter-revolutionary Coordination of United Revolutionary Organizations (CORU), which in 1978 the FBI described as "an anti-Castro terrorist umbrella organization."

Scope and Content Note

The first part of this video contains footage of a WQBA radio host announcing that the Channel 4 news is attempting contact several people with information about their families in Cuba. The next two clips are very brief and contain background footage from the WQBA radio station. The last portion contains the interview with Orlando Bosch. This interview also features a discussion with Bosch's wife, who is Chilean. She talks about how the two met and how her relationship with Bosch has shaped her views about Cuba and the Cuban people.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 76 Dvd : ref69 (Access dvd)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 86 Dvd : ref991 (Access dvd) Bosch, Orlando: Interview -2 La Cubanisima Studio (WQBA) Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:25:24.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 46 Cassette : ref991 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 86 Dvd : ref992 (Access dvd) Bosch, Orlando: Interview -3 La Cubanisima Studio (WQBA) Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:29:16.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 46 Cassette : ref992 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 46 Cassette : ref993 (Videos) Bosch, Orlando: Interview -4 Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:29:00.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 86 Dvd : ref993 (Access dvd)
Box: 68 Cassette : ref848 (Videos) Bourne, Peter: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:26:13.

Historical/Biographical Note

Peter G. Bourne (born 1939 in Oxford, England) is a physician, anthropologist, biographer, author and international civil servant. In 1995 as chairman of the American Association for World Health he directed a year-long foundation-supported study "Denial of Food and Medicine: The Impact of the US Embargo on Health and Nutrition in Cuba" that looked at humanitarian issues surrounding the US Embargo on Cuba.

circa 2000
Box: 83 Dvd : ref848 (Access dvd)
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1030 Bourne, Peter: Interview 1
2000
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1031 Bourne, Peter: Interview 2
2000
Box: 10 Cassette : ref209 Bourne, Peter: Interview
circa 2000
Box: 10 Cassette : ref224 Bourne, Peter: Interview
circa 2000
Box: 10 Cassette : ref235 Bourne, Peter: Interview
circa 2000
Box: 10 Cassette : ref243 Bourne, Peter: Interview
circa 2000
Box: 2 Cassette : ref14 Bourne, Peter: Interview "II"
circa 2000
Box: 2 Cassette : ref13 Bourne, Peter: Interview "III"
circa 2000
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1035 Bourne, Peter: Interview "I/V"
circa 2000
Box: 72 Folder : 14 Bourne, Peter: Interview Transcripts
1998
Box: 2 Cassette : ref10 Bourne, Peter ("Chile/Tobacco")

Scope and Content Note

The reference to 'tobacco' in the box annotations suggests (according to Estela Bravo) that this footage includes an event where Fidel was signing cigar boxes. "Chile" refers to Roberto Chile, who was Fidel's personal cameraman.

2000 November
Box: 3 Cassette : ref54 Campa, Concepción: Interview (1)

Historical/Biographical Note

Concepción Campa Huergo (1951- ) is a pharmacist, biochemist, and lead scientist of the Cuban team that developed the meningitis B vaccine.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 3 Cassette : ref53 Campa, Concepción: Interview (2)
circa 1995-2000
Box: 85 Dvd : ref887 (Access dvd) Cardin, Pierre: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:21:03.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 69 Cassette : ref887 (Videos)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref48 Cardin, Pierre/ Richard, Pierre: Interviews
1996 March 13
Box: 4 Cassette : ref78 Castellanos, Baudilio: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 69 Cassette : ref903 (Videos) Castellanos, Baudilio: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:21:51.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 85 Dvd : ref903 (Access dvd)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref904 (Videos) Castellanos, Baudilio: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:17:56.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 85 Dvd : ref904 (Access dvd)
Box: 4 Cassette : ref90 Castellanos, Baudilio: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 3 Cassette : ref44 Castellanos, Baudilio: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 4 Cassette : ref79 Castro, Angela: Interview -1

Historical/Biographical Note

Angela Maria Castro (1923-2012) was the eldest sister of Cuban revolutionary leaders Fidel and Raul Castro.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 4 Cassette : ref75 Castro, Angela: Interview -2
circa 1995-2000
Box: 4 Cassette : ref76 Castro, Angela: Interview -3
circa 1995-2000
Box: 4 Cassette : ref85 Castro, Angela: Interview -4
circa 1995-2000
Box: 4 Cassette : ref77 Castro, Angela: Interview, with daughter Tania Frago -5

Historical/Biographical Note

Tania Frago Castro is the daughter of Angela Castro and a biotechnology specialist and an official in the Cuban Ministry of Health.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 4 Cassette : ref91 Castro, Angela: Interview, with daughter Tania Frago
circa 1995-2000
Box: 89 Cassette : ref246 (Videos) Castro, Fidel: Interview on the Ed Sullivan Show

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:11:49.

Scope and Content Note

Ed Sullivan traveled to Cuba to interview Fidel Castro immediately after his victory in the revolution. Sullivan compares Castro to George Washington and calls him a "gallant young leader."

1959 November 1
Box: 77 Dvd : ref246 (Access dvd)
Box: 84 Dvd : ref855 (Access dvd) Clark, Ramsey: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:10:49.

1996 August 8
Box: 68 Cassette : ref855 (Videos)
Box: 84 Dvd : ref854 (Access dvd) Clark, Ramsey: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:27:24.

1996 August 9
Box: 68 Cassette : ref854 (Videos)
Box: 72 Folder : 15 Clark, Ramsey: Photograph
undated
Box: 84 Dvd : ref868 (Access dvd) Davis, Angela: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:31:21.

Scope and Content Note

Angela Davis talks about her experiences in Cuba and her feelings about Fidel Castro. She discusses Cuban Americans and her opposition to the US embargo.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 68 Cassette : ref868 (Videos)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref24 Davis, Angela: Stills w/ Fidel
circa 1995-2000
Box: 6 Cassette : ref146 Depardieu, Gerard: Interview (1)
circa 1995-2000
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Cassette : ref100 (Videos) Espin, Vilma: Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:10.

Historical/Biographical Note

Vilma Lucila Espin Guillois (1930-2007) was a Cuban revolutionary, feminist, and chemical engineer. She married Raul Castro in 1959, and later became President of the Federation of Cuban Women and a member of the Council of State of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party. She was the most politically powerful woman in Cuba and for many years considered the country's unofficial first lady.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 76 Dvd : ref100 (Access dvd)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Cassette : ref102 (Videos) Espin, Vilma: Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Recording is divided into 2 access DVDs. Runtimes: Part 1 - 00:25:24; Part 2 - 00:03:26.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 76 Dvd : ref102 (Access dvd)
Box: 76 Dvd : ref107 (Access dvd) Espin, Vilma: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:29:09.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 5 Cassette : ref107 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 76 Dvd : ref117 (Access dvd) Espin, Vilma: Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Recording is divided into 2 access DVDs. Runtimes: Part 1 - 00:22:06; Part 2 - 00:08:55.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 5 Cassette : ref117 (Videos)
Box: 84 Dvd : ref874 (Access dvd) Esquivel, Chino: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:03.

Historical/Biographical Note

Alfredo "El Chino" Esquivel Rodon (1926-2005) was a friend of Castro's at the University of Havana. He left Cuba for the US in 1964 but returned in 1992.

1996 September 19
Box: 69 Cassette : ref874 (Videos)
Box: 84 Dvd : ref875 (Access dvd) Esquivel, Chino: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:31:15.

1996 September 19
Box: 69 Cassette : ref875 (Videos)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref27 Esquivel, Chino: Interview
1996 September 19
Box: 2 Cassette : ref28 Esquivel, Chino "Chino's Photos"
1996 September 25
Box: 85 Dvd : ref889 (Access dvd) Fernandez, Conchita: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:42.

Historical/Biographical Note

Conchita Fernandez (1913-1998) was Fidel Castro's personal/executive secretary.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 69 Cassette : ref889 (Videos)
Box: 85 Dvd : ref890 (Access dvd) Fernandez, Conchita: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:23:51.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 69 Cassette : ref890 (Videos)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref43 Fernandez, Conchita: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 85 Dvd : ref897 (Access dvd) Fernandez, Jose Ramon: Interview -1

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:29:13.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 69 Cassette : ref897 (Videos)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref898 (Videos) Fernandez, Jose Ramon: Interview -3

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:05:51.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 84 Dvd : ref898 (Access dvd)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref39 Fernandez, Jose Ramon: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 70 Cassette : ref906 (Videos) Fidelia, Ana: Footage and a few comments

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:13:48.

1996 June 22
Box: 85 Dvd : ref906 (Access dvd)
Box: 4 Cassette : ref88 Fidelia, Ana: Interview "(2)"
1996 June 22
Box: 46 Cassette : ref999 "Fidelia, Ana Cassette #31"
circa 1995-2000
Box: 84 Dvd : ref869 (Access dvd) Frady, Marshall: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:37.

Scope and Content Note

In this interview Estela Bravo asks Marshall Frady about people's criticism of Fidel Castro for human rights abuses in Cuba. Frady argues that many of the negative reactions against Castro were formed during the Cold War, and that much of the antipathy directed at Castro formed as a result of decades of poor diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States. The bulk of the interview focuses on popular perceptions of Fidel Castro, in which Frady describes him as a figure that inspired passionate reactions, both positive and negative. The interview is in English.


1996 September 9
Box: 68 Cassette : ref869 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Cassette : ref29 (Videos) Frady, Marshall: Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:19:28.


1996 September 9
Box: 75 Dvd : ref29 (Access dvd)
Box: 75 Dvd : ref31 (Access dvd) Frady, Marshall: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:29:02.


1996
Box: 2 Cassette : ref31 (Videos)
Box: 70 Cassette : ref917 (Videos) Fuste, Tomas Garcia: Interview -1

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:12.

Historical/Biographical Note

Tomas Garcia Fuste is an anti-Castro radio and television talk show host. He was part of the first wave of voluntary exiles from Cuba after the revolution, arriving in Miami in 1960.

Scope and Content Note

The initial six minutes consists of background footage of the WQBA-La Cubanisima radio building, where the interview was conducted.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 85 Dvd : ref917 (Access dvd)
Box: 46 Cassette : ref1000 Fuste, Tomas Garcia: Interview -2
circa 1995-2000
Box: 85 Dvd : ref888 (Access dvd) Gades, Antonio: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:21:44.

1996 August 7
Box: 69 Cassette : ref888 (Videos)
Box: 10 Cassette : ref213 Garcia, Juanita Vera: Interview

Historical/Biographical Note

Juanita Vera Garcia was Fidel Castro's official translator. She has also worked as the official translator for Raul Castro.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 10 Cassette : ref219 Garcia, Juanita Vera: Interview "2 Tape B"
circa 1995-2000
Box: 84 Box : ref876 (Access dvd) Gonzalez, Elian (and his lawyer)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:31:50.

2000
Box: 69 Cassette : ref876 (Videos)
Box: 10 Cassette : ref231 "Gonzales, Elian (1)" [Interview]
circa 2000
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1034 González, Elián CNN footage
circa 2000
Box: 10 Cassette : ref226 González, Elián- "extracts from VHS"
circa 2000
Box: 10 Cassette : ref221 González, Elián "Comp Reel"
circa 2000
Box: 83 Dvd : ref844 (Access dvd) González (Quintana), Juan Miguel: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:31:35.

Historical/Biographical Note

Juan Miguel González Quintana is the father of Elián González.

2000 November
Box: 68 Cassette : ref844 (Videos)
Box: 68 Cassette : ref845 (Videos) González (Quintana), Juan Miguel: Interview, continuation

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:22:40.

2000 November
Box: 83 Dvd : ref845 (Access dvd)
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1053 González (Quintana), Juan Miguel: Interview 1
2000
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1055 González (Quintana), Juan Miguel: Interview 2
2000
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1054 González (Quintana), Juan Miguel: Interview 3

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:12:42.

2000
Box: 10 Cassette : ref212 González (Quintana), Juan Miguel: Interview
2000
Box: 4 Cassette : ref80 González "Corrales, Manuel" [friend of Fidel Castro, 1916-2014]
circa 1995-2000
Box: 46 Cassette : ref996 "González, Manuel Corrales Cassette #47"
circa 1995-2000
Box: 70 Cassette : ref907 (Videos) Guevara, Alfredo: Interview -1

Historical/Biographical Note

Alfredo Guevara Valdes (1925-2013) was a lifelong friend of Fidel Castro. They were students at the University of Havana, where Guevara was a member of the Communist Youth organization. After the Cuban revolution, Guevara became vice minister of Culture and established the Cuban Institute for Arts and Cinematography (I.C.A.I.C.), which sponsored Cuba's state-funded cinema. After leaving the ICAIC 1982, he spent nine years as Cuban ambassador to the United Nations educational, scientific and cultural organization (UNESCO).

1996 May 27
Box: 85 Dvd : ref907 (Access dvd)
Box: 86 Dvd : ref997 (Access dvd) Guevara, Alfredo: Interview -2

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:26:22.


1996 May 27
Box: 46 Cassette : ref997 (Videos)
Box: 63 Cassette : ref1064 Guevara, Aleida: Interview (1st part)

Historical/Biographical Note

Aleida Guevara March (1960- ) is the eldest daughter of four children born to Ernesto "Che" Guevara and his second wife, Aleida March. A medical doctor, Guevara is based at the William Soler Children's Hospital in Havana and has also worked as a physician in Angola, Ecuador, and Nicaragua.

1996
Box: 46 Cassette : ref1041 Guevara, Aleida: Interview (2nd Part)
1996
Box: 3 Cassette : ref1396 Guevara, Aleida: Interview (1)
1998 June 21
Box: 3 Cassette : ref71 Guevara, Aleida: Interview (2)
1998 June 21
Box: 3 Cassette : ref64 Guevara, Aleida: Interview (3)
1998 June 21
Box: 3 Cassette : ref67 Guevara, Aleida: Interview (4)
1998 June 21
Box: 68 Cassette : ref873 (Videos) Haines, Randa: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:16:50.

Historical/Biographical Note

Randa Haines (1945- ) is a film and television director and producer, most famous for directing the film Children of a Lesser God.

1996 November 9
Box: 84 Dvd : ref873 (Access dvd)
Box: 76 Dvd : ref51 (Access dvd) Heath, Edward: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:24:23.


1996 March 15
Box: 3 Cassette : ref51 (Videos)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref905 (Videos) Hernández, Melba: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:31:41.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 85 Dvd : ref905 (Access dvd)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Cassette : ref73 (Videos) Hernández, Melba: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:01.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 76 Dvd : ref73 (Access dvd)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 76 Dvd : ref81 (Access dvd) Hernández, Melba: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:26:55.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 4 Cassette : ref81 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 76 Dvd : ref83 (Access dvd) Hernández, Melba: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Recording is divided into 2 access DVDs. Runtimes: Part 1 - 00:16:31; Part 2 - 00:12:54.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 4 Cassette : ref83 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 76 Dvd : ref89 (Access dvd) Hernández, Melba: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Recording is divided into 4 access DVDs. Runtimes: Part 1 - 00:15:11; Part 2 - 00:01:50; Part 3 - 00:00:43; Part 4 - 00:11:41.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 4 Cassette : ref89 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 76 Dvd : ref97 (Access dvd) Hernández, Melba: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:29:26.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 4 Cassette : ref97 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 76 Dvd : ref113 (Access dvd) Hernández, Melba: Interview with Ana Fidelia

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Recording is divided into 4 access DVDs. Runtimes: Part 1 - 00:05:26; Part 2 - 00:02:35; Part 3 - 00:01:20, Part 4 - 00:01:20.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 5 Cassette : ref113 (Videos)
Box: 72 Folder : 6 Interview List
undated
Box: 72 Folder : 7-12 Interview Transcripts
1996
Box: 2 Cassette : ref33 Jackson, Jesse: Interview
1996 September 17
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 85 Dvd : ref891 (Access dvd) Jiménez, Antonio Núñez: Interview Recording (with stills)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:21:52.


1996
Box: 69 Cassette : ref891 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 76 Dvd : ref50 (Access dvd) Jiménez, Antonio Núñez: Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:43.


1996
Box: 3 Cassette : ref50 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Cassette : ref108 (Videos) Jiménez, Antonio Núñez: Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Recording is divided into 3 access DVDs. Runtimes: Part 1 - 00:08:50; Part 2 - 00:18:34; Part 3 - 00:03:45.


1996
Box: 76 Dvd : ref108 (Access dvd)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 76 Dvd : ref109 (Access dvd) Jiménez, Antonio Núñez: Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Recording is divided into 3 access DVDs. Runtimes: Part 1 - 00:22:23; Part 2 - 00:01:32; Part 3 - 00:04:09.


1996
Box: 5 Cassette : ref109 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 85 Dvd : ref908 (Access dvd) Jiménez, Antonio Núñez: Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:06:09.


1996 May 29
Box: 70 Cassette : ref908 (Videos)
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1045 Landau, Saul: Interview -1
circa 1995-2000
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1046 Landau, Saul: Interview -2
circa 1995-2000
Box: 5 Cassette : ref110 Leal, Eusebio: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 5 Cassette : ref111 Leal, Eusebio: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 69 Cassette : ref882 (Videos) Lesnik, Max: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:27:02.

1996 October 2
Box: 84 Dvd : ref882 (Access dvd)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref55 Lesnik, Max: Interview
1996 October 2
Box: 3 Cassette : ref63 Lesnik, Max: Interview
1996 October 2
Box: 2 Cassette : ref32 (Videos) Levinson, Sandra: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:00.

circa 1996-2000
Box: 75 Dvd : ref32 (Access dvd)
Box: 75 Dvd : ref30 (Access dvd) Levinson, Sandra: Interview (continued)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:26:33.

circa 1996-2000
Box: 2 Cassette : ref30 (Videos)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref51 Linares, Omar: Interview
circa 1996-2000
Box: 46 Cassette : ref990 Llorente, Armando: Interview -1
circa 1996-2000
Box: 63 Cassette : ref1063 Llorente, Armando: Interview -2
circa 1996-2000
Box: 3 Cassette : ref57 Llorente, Armando: Interview (also Ed Murrow)
circa 1995-2000
Box: 3 Cassette : ref58 Llorente, Armando: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 3 Cassette : ref62 Llorente, Armando: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 84 Dvd : ref863 (Access dvd) Lockwood, Lee: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:27:23.

Scope and Content Note

During this interview, Lee Lockwood shows many of his Cuban photographs.

1996 August 21
Box: 68 Cassette : ref863 (Videos)
Box: 45 Cassette : ref984 Lockwood, Lee: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

1996 August 22
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1058 Lockwood, Lee: Interview 2nd Part
1996 August 21
Box: 2 Cassette : ref21 "Lockwood, Lee"
1996 August 21
Box: 77 Dvd : ref149 (Access dvd) Mandela, Nelson, with Jorge Risquet and Juan Almeida

Scope and Content Note

Juan Almeida and Jorge Risquet meet with Nelson Mandela, exchanging words of greetings and thanks.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 6 Cassette : ref149 (Videos)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref901 (Videos) Márquez, Gabriel García: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:29:01.

1996 July 12
Box: 85 Dvd : ref901 (Access dvd)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref902 (Videos) Márquez, Gabriel García: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:21:36.

1996 July 12
Box: 85 Dvd : ref902 (Access dvd)
Box: 75 Dvd : ref22 (Access dvd) McGovern, George: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:12:23.


1996 August 31
Box: 2 Cassette : ref22 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 84 Dvd : ref865 (Access dvd) McGovern, George: Interview and Wayne Smith Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:28:25.

Scope and Content Note

The footage begins with a 14-minute interview with Wayne Smith followed by almost four minutes of still photos, first of Fidel Castro and Smith, then followed by what appear to be photos in George McGovern's office, including photos of McGovern with Bill Clinton and with Castro. At around 18 minutes, the interview with McGovern begins.

George McGovern speaks in the interview about his first speech in the Senate (1963) on the subject of US-Cuba relations and his continued support for normalization. He talks about his initial meeting with Fidel in 1975, which lasted fourteen hours over the course two days. He later discusses the powerful influence the Miami Cuban community holds in respect to American foreign policy toward Cuba.


1996 August 30
Box: 68 Cassette : ref865 (Videos)
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1061 Menchu, Rigoberta: Interview
1996 October 8
Box: 11 Cassette : ref255 Menchu, Rigoberta: Interview
1996
Box: 3 Cassette : ref60 Menoyo, Eloy Gutierrez: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 3 Cassette : ref61 Menoyo, Eloy Gutierrez: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 5 Cassette : ref105 Mina, Gianni: Interview (1)
circa 1995-2000
Box: 5 Cassette : ref118 Mina, Gianni: Interview (2)
circa 1995-2000
Box: 5 Cassette : ref120 Mina, Gianni: Interview (3)
circa 1995-2000
Box: 70 Cassette : ref919 (Videos) Mitterrand, Danielle: Interview
1996 March 12
Box: 85 Dvd : ref919 (Access dvd)
Box: 70 Cassette : ref920 (Videos) Mitterrand, Danielle: Interview
1996 March 12
Box: 85 Dvd : ref920 (Access dvd)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref25 Moakley, Joseph: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD runtime:

1996 August 21
Box: 75 Dvd : ref34 (Access dvd) Moakley, Joseph: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:23:28.


1996 August 23
Box: 2 Cassette : ref34 (Videos)
Box: 4 Cassette : ref82 Montane, Jesus: Interview

Historical/Biographical Note

Jesus Montane Oropesa (1923-1999) was a Cuban revolutionary who participated in the Moncada assault on July 26, 1953, and remained a close friend and confidant of Fidel Castro.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 4 Cassette : ref84 Montane. Jesus: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 4 Cassette : ref87 Montane. Jesus: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 69 Cassette : ref881 (Videos) Montiel, Magda: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:18.

Historical/Biographical Note

Magda Montiel Davis (1953- ) is a Cuban American immigration lawyer who has pushed to improve relations between the United States and Cuba.

1996 October 2
Box: 84 Dvd : ref881 (Access dvd)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref65 Monteil, Magda: Interview
1996
Box: 5 Cassette : ref98 Ordonez, Cosme: Interview

Historical/Biographical Note

Cosme Carceller Ordonez (1927 - ) is a Cuban doctor, specializing in Epidemiology, Emeritus Professor of the University of Medical Sciences in Havana, and director of a major clinic in Havana. He was captain of his high school basketball team, which also included Fidel Castro.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 5 Cassette : ref112 Ordonez, Cosme: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 5 Cassette : ref121 Ordonez, Cosme: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 46 Cassette : ref989 Ortega, Luis: Interview

Historical/Biographical Note

Luis Ortega is a Cuban writer living in Miami.

1996 October 2
Box: 3 Cassette : ref56 Ortega, Luis: Interview
1996 October 2
Box: 3 Cassette : ref66 Ortega, Luis: Interview
1996 October 2
Box: 10 Cassette : ref227 Ortega, Luis: Interview
1996 October 2
Box: 10 Cassette : ref234 Ortega, Luis and Max Lesnick: Interviews
2000 July
Box: 77 Dvd : ref214 (Access dvd) Pastor, Bob: Interview at the Carter Center

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Recording is divided into 2 access DVDs. Runtimes: Part 1 - 00:16:56; Part 2 - 00:01:40.

Historical/Biographical Note

Robert Alan Pastor (1947-2014) was a member of the National Security Council Staff during the Carter administration. Responsible for US policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean, Pastor participated in the Carter administration’s efforts to improve relations with Cuba.


1992 November 30
Box: 10 Cassette : ref214 (Videos)
Box: 84 Dvd : ref870 (Access dvd) Pollack, Sydney: Interview

Scope and Content Note

Sydney Pollack begins by talking about his first visit to Cuba to direct a film about Ernest Hemingway. He discusses meeting with Fidel Castro, and his ongoing feelings about Cuba, where he visits often. Much of the interview focuses on the public perception of Fidel Castro and US relations with Cuba. Pollack also shares several anecdotes about Castro's interactions with Mary Hemingway.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:28:54.


1996 November 9
Box: 68 Cassette : ref870 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 84 Dvd : ref871 (Access dvd) Pollack, Sydney: Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:01:52.


1996
Box: 68 Cassette : ref871 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 68 Cassette : ref872 (Videos) Pollack, Sydney: Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:16:46.

Scope and Content Note

Sydney Pollack begins by talking about the many failed attempts to assassinate Fidel Castro. He later describes his efforts to make a film in Cuba, and discusses difficulties imposed by US regulations. He mentions the Helms-Burton Act, and speculates about Bill Clinton’s views about Castro. Toward the end, Pollack attempts to provide a succinct description of Castro.


1996
Box: 84 Dvd : ref872 (Access dvd)
Box: 72 Folder : 22 Press Releases and Coverage
2001-2002
Box: 85 Dvd : ref892 (Access dvd) Prieto, Abel: Interview and Baudilio Castellanos Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:31:01.

Historical/Biographical Note

Abel Prieto Jimenez (1950 - ) is a Cuban educator, writer and politician. He was Minister of Culture from 1997 until 2012, when he was appointed as an advisor to Raul Castro.

Baudilio Castellanos Garcia ( -2002) was a lawyer and childhood friend of Fidel Castro. Castellanos attended law school with Castro, and later was one of the defense attorneys at the Moncada trial. He directed Cuba's National Institute of Tourism and served as Cuban Ambassador to France.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 69 Cassette : ref892 (Videos)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref44 Prieto, Abel: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 3 Cassette : ref46 Prieto, Abel: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 86 Dvd : ref986 (Access dvd) Rabinowitz, Victor: Interview

Historical/Biographical Note

Victor Rabinowitz (1911-2007) was a prominent American lawyer who was asked by the Cuban government in 1960 to represent Cuba in legal cases in the United States. In 1964, he won the Sabbatino case in the United States Supreme Court, which upheld Cuba’s sovereign right to nationalize American companies in Cuba.


1996 September 24
Box: 46 Cassette : ref986 (Videos)
Box: 86 Dvd : ref987 (Access dvd) Rabinowitz, Victor: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:39.


1996 September 24
Box: 46 Cassette : ref987 (Videos)
Box: 84 Dvd : ref858 (Access dvd) Rangel, Charles: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:15:35.

Historical/Biographical Note

Charles Bernard "Charlie" Rangel (1930- ) is the US Representative for New York's 13th congressional district. He has supported easing the US embargo on Cuba and has expressed concerns about the activities of certain elements of the Cuban exile community in Miami.

1996 August 19
Box: 68 Cassette : ref858 (Videos)
Box: 84 Dvd : ref860 (Access dvd) Rangel, Charles: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:31:44.

1996 August 19
Box: 68 Cassette : ref860 (Videos)
Box: 84 Dvd : ref861 (Access dvd) Rangel, Charles: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:17:03.

1996 August 20
Box: 68 Cassette : ref861 (Videos)
Box: 63 Cassette : ref1066 Rangel, Charles: Interview
1996
Box: 72 Folder : 16 Rangel, Charles: Interview Transcript
1996
Box: 6 Cassette : 123 Rangel, Charles - "Martin Luther King Center"
circa 1995-2000
Box: 84 Dvd : ref879 (Access dvd) Rasgo, Jose Ignacio: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:05.

Historical/Biographical Note

Jose Ignacio Rasgo (1925-2013) was a Cuban politician, journalist and exile leader, who in 1959 founded the Christian Democratic Party in Cuba. After the overthrow of Fulgencio Batista, he went into exile in the United States.

1996 October 1
Box: 69 Cassette : ref879 (Videos)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref880 (Videos) Rasgo, Jose Ignacio: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:29:56.

1996
Box: 84 Dvd : ref880 (Access dvd)
Box: 70 Cassette : ref921 (Videos) Richard, Pierre : Interview
1996 March 12
Box: 85 Dvd : ref921 (Access dvd)
Box: 4 Cassette : ref92 (Videos) Risquet, Jorge: Interview

Historical/Biographical Note

Jorge Risquet Valdes (1930 - 2015) joined Fidel Castro's guerrillas in the Sierra Maestra in mid-1958 and, since the revolution, has held senior positions in the Cuban army and the Communist Party. One of Castro's most trusted officials, Risquet was Cuba's chief diplomat in Africa from the 1970s to the 1990s.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 76 Dvd : ref92 (Access dvd)
Box: 76 Dvd : ref93 (Access dvd) Risquet, Jorge: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 4 Cassette : ref93 (Videos)
Box: 5 Cassette : ref114 (Videos) Risquet, Jorge: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 76 Dvd : ref114 (Access dvd)
Box: 5 Cassette : ref115 (Videos) Risquet, Jorge: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 76 Dvd : ref115 (Access dvd)
Box: 76 Dvd : ref122 (Access dvd) Risquet, Jorge: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 6 Cassette : ref122 (Videos)
Box: 85 Dvd : ref916 (Access dvd) Risquet, Jorge: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:20:19.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 70 Cassette : ref916 (Videos)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref899 (Videos) Rojas, Marta: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:35.

Historical/Biographical Note

Marta Rojas (1928- ) is a Cuban journalist and author who witnessed and reported on the Moncada trial. She has worked for Granma and was a war correspondent in Vietnam.

1998 August 23
Box: 85 Dvd : ref899 (Access dvd)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref900 (Videos) Rojas, Marta: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:18:24.

Scope and Content Note

In this continuation of the Marta Rojas interview, there is a series of stills, many from Castro's youth and some that relate to Moncada.

1998 August 23
Box: 85 Dvd : ref900 (Access dvd)
Box: 75 Dvd : ref42 (Access dvd) Rojas, Marta: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:28:03.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 3 Cassette : ref42 (Videos)
Box: 84 Dvd : ref862 (Access dvd) Rosenberg, Alex: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:28:19.

Historical/Biographical Note

Alex J. Rosenberg is a fine arts appraiser who works to bring Cuban art and culture to the United States.

1996 August 20
Box: 68 Cassette : ref862 (Videos)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref23 Scheinbaum, Stanley: Interview

Historical/Biographical Note

Stanley Scheinbaum (1920- ) is an American peace and human rights activist.

1996
Box: 2 Cassette : ref38 Scheinbaum, Stanley: Interview
1996 September 6
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 75 Dvd : ref20 (Access dvd) Schlesinger, Arthur: Interview (1) Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:28:57.

Scope and Content Note

Estela Bravo speaks with Arthur Schlesinger about such topics as the Bay of Pigs invasion, the US embargo of Cuba, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the possibility of normalizing relations between Cuba and the United States.


1996 July 29
Box: 2 Cassette : ref20 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 84 Dvd : ref852 (Access dvd) Schlesinger, Arthur: Interview (2) Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:17:10.

Scope and Content Note

Schlesinger continues to discuss the US embargo on Cuba. He speaks about an incident involving Mayor Rudy Giuliani during Castro's visit to New York and toward the end discusses Castro’s legacy.


1996 July 29
Box: 68 Cassette : ref852 (Videos)
Box: 68 Cassette : ref847 (Videos) Segundo, Compay: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:31:50.

Historical/Biographical Note

Maximo Francisco Repilado Munoz, known as Compay Segundo, (1907 – 2003) was a Cuban trova guitarist, singer and composer. He first became well known in the 1950s as the second voice and third player in Los Compadres. He was later introduced to much of the world on Ry Cooder's Buena Vista Social Club album.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 83 Dvd : ref847 (Access dvd)
Box: 68 Cassette : ref849 (Videos) Segundo, Compay: footage (also includes Fidel Castro)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:21:15.

Scope and Content Note

Footage begins with Compay Segundo, followed by various other clips including Fidel Castro speaking to a group of young people.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 83 Dvd : ref849 (Access dvd)
Box: 68 Cassette : ref851 (Videos) Segundo, Compay and Paula Pina

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:00.

Scope and Content Note

Footage includes an event that appears to be a celebration of Compay Segundo's birthday.

2000 November 18
Box: 83 Dvd : ref851 (Access dvd)
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1044 Shanken, Marvin: Interview

Historical/Biographical Note

Marvin Shanken - publisher of Cigar Afficianado

Nov 19, 1996
Box: 72 Folder : 17 Sisulu, Walter and Kalema Moutante: Interview Transcript

Historical/Biographical Note

Walter Max Ulyate Sisulu (1912 – 2003) was a South African anti-apartheid activist and member of the African National Congress (ANC), serving at times as its Secretary-General and its Deputy President.

1998 September
Box: 68 Cassette : ref864 (Videos) Smith, Wayne: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:29:49.

Historical/Biographical Note

Wayne S. Smith (1932- ) is an academic, author and former United States diplomat. Smith served as Chief of the United States Interest Section in Cuba from 1979 to 1982.

1996 August 29
Box: 84 Dvd : ref864 (Access dvd)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref35 Smith, Wayne: Interview
1996 August 30
Box: 10 Cassette : ref220 Smith, Wayne: Interview "Hotel Ambos Mundo"
1996
Box: 4 Cassette : ref94 Soto, Lionel: Interview

Historical/Biographical Note

Lionel Soto Prieto (1927-2008) was a Cuban revolutionary, historian, diplomat and professor. He was imprisoned during the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. Released in 1959, he held positions within the Communist Party of Cuba and the Cuban government, including representing Cuba as ambassador to the Soviet Union and Great Britain.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 4 Cassette : ref95 Soto, Lionel: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 4 Cassette : ref96 Soto, Lionel: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 5 Cassette : ref104 Thompson, Dudley Joseph: Interview

Historical/Biographical Note

Dudley Joseph Thompson (1917-2012) was a Jamaican Pan-Africanist lawyer, politician and diplomat. He served in the Jamaican House, the Senate and as a Cabinet Minister under Prime Minister Michael Manley.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 5 Cassette : ref119 Thompson, Dudley Joseph: Interview
Box: 72 Folder : 18 Thompson, Dudley: Interview Transcript
undated
Box: 76 Dvd : ref132 (Access dvd) Turner, Ted: Interview

Scope and Content Note

This tape contains a 30-minute interview between Estela Bravo and Ted Turner in Atlanta. The initial 14 minutes involve Bravo showing Turner old footage to refresh his memory of his past visits to Cuba. The remainder of the interview involves Turner responding to questions and talking about Fidel Castro, and his views on normalizing relations with Cuba.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:00.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 6 Cassette : ref132 (Videos)
Box: 6 Cassette : ref135 (Videos) Turner, Ted: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:00.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 76 Dvd : ref135 (Access dvd)
Box: 72 Folder : 19 Turner, Ted: Interview Transcript
1998 September
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1019 Turner, Ted: Havana Visit Footage
1990
Box: 68 Cassette : ref867 (Videos) Treuhaft, Ben: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:20:40.

Historical/Biographical Note

Ben Treuhaft is a musician, activist who organized efforts to send pianos to Cuba.

1996
Box: 84 Dvd : ref867 (Access dvd)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref37 Treuhaft, Ben: Interview
1996 September 4
Box: 84 Dvd : ref877 (Access dvd) Varela, Angel Fernandez: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:06:54.

Historical/Biographical Note

Angel Fernandez Varela a teacher of Fidel Castro's who taught at the Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in Havana. An opponent of the Castro government, he was recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). According to his son, Alvaro Fernandez, Valrela had been one of the CIA agents who secretly introduced among the Cuban population a false decree stating that they would lose parental authority, leading to Operation Peter Pan in the 1960s.

1996 October 1
Box: 69 Cassette : ref877 (Videos)
Box: 84 Dvd : ref878 (Access dvd) Varela, Angel Fernandez: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:27:15.

1996
Box: 69 Cassette : ref878 (Videos)
Box: 46 Cassette : ref988 Varela, Angel Fernandez ("incomplete cassette")
1996
Box: 68 Cassette : ref866 (Videos) Walker, Alice: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:16:34.

1996 September 3
Box: 84 Dvd : ref866 (Access dvd)
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1040 Walker, Alice: Interview (2nd Part)
1996 September 3
Box: 10 Cassette : ref208 Walker, Alice: Interview
1996 September 3
Box: 2 Cassette : ref36 Walker, Alice: Interview
circa 1996
Box: 2 Cassette : ref26 Walker, Alice: Interview
circa 1996
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 75 Dvd : ref12 (Access dvd) Walker, Lucius: Interview Recording

Historical/Biographical Note

The Rev. Lucius Walker, Jr. (1930-2010), a Baptist minister, founded Pastors for Peace. At the invitation of Fidel Castro in 2000, Rev. Walker formed and headed the committee that allowed US students from underserved communities to study medicine at the Latin American School of Medicine in Havana.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Recording is divided into 3 access DVDs. Runtimes: Part 1 - 00:04:50; Part 2 - 00:01:27; Part 3 - 00:03:46.


1996 August 1
Box: 2 Cassette : ref12 (Videos)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Cassette : ref16 (Videos) Walker, Lucius: Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:29:35.


1996 August 1
Box: 75 Dvd : ref16 (Access dvd)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 75 Dvd : ref17 (Access dvd) Walker, Lucius: Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:29:17.


1996 August 1
Box: 2 Cassette : ref17 (Videos)
Box: 6 Cassette : ref136 Walker, Lucius - Footage including "speeches, Caravan Por la Paz, Alpha 66"
1993 July 16
Box: 6 Cassette : ref139 Walker, Lucius "Caravan"
1993 July 16
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1020 Biran Scenes

Historical/Biographical Note

Biran is a Cuban village where Fidel and Raúl Castro were born.

undated
Box: 3 Cassette : ref46 Bosch/Aruca "Radio Progresso ECITVFAR"
undated
Box: Electronic Records Folder : TW_TAM_616_ER_5 Brooklyn Academy of Music: Bravo and Steven Spielberg

Brooklyn Academy of Music: Bravo and Steven Spielberg   TW_TAM_616_ER_5

2002
Box: Electronic Records Folder : TW_TAM_616_ER_6 Brooklyn Academy of Music: Fidel Documentary Question and Answer

Brooklyn Academy of Music: Fidel Documentary Question and Answer   TW_TAM_616_ER_6

2002
Box: Electronic Records Folder : TW_TAM_616_ER_7 Brooklyn Academy of Music: New York

Brooklyn Academy of Music: New York   TW_TAM_616_ER_7

2002
Box: 71 Cassette : ref934 (Videos) Castro, Fidel: Speaking, while having his portrait painted by Oswaldo Guayasamín

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:34:00.

Scope and Content Note

In this footage, Fidel Castro is sitting for a portrait on his 70th birthday. This lengthy footage consists primarily of Castro speaking about a variety of subjects. It also features footage of news photographers, including Estela Bravo, to whom he appears to be speaking. He talks about his recent trip to the United States, describes an event where Yasser Arafat was asked to leave Lincoln Center, and talks about how he would have reacted if he been asked to leave. As the footage progresses, it is possible to see the progress of the portrait.

1998 July
Box: 85 Dvd : ref934 (Access dvd)
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1070 Castro, Fidel: Speaking (refers to Elian González and Vietnam)

Scope and Content Note

In this video Fidel Castro compares the case of Elian González to the Vietnam War. In his speech he argues that Americans eventually supported González's return to Cuba once they were presented with the correct information about his case.

2001 January 25
Box: 10 Cassette : ref230 CBS News Archives Person to Person with Ed Murrow - "Fidel Castro"
1959 February 6
Box: 72 Folder : 1-2 Contact Lists
2001
Box: 72 Folder : 3-4 Correspondence
2002
Box: 72 Folder : 16 Flyers
circa 2001
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1042 Footage of Demonstrations Against Fidel Castro at United Nations
1995 October 22
Box: 85 Dvd : ref923 (Access dvd) Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Cape Town 1, Fidel addresses Parliament

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:31:25.

1998 September 4
Box: 70 Cassette : ref923 (Videos)
Box: 85 Dvd : ref924 (Access dvd) Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Cape Town 3, Fidel speaking at Parliament

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:31:44.

1998 September 4
Box: 70 Cassette : ref924 (Videos)
Box: 7 Cassette : ref151 Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: "Cape Town Interview - Parliament"
1998 September 4
Box: 7 Cassette : ref150 Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Cape Town Speech in Parliament
1998 September 4
Box: 85 Dvd : ref925 (Access dvd) Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Cape Town 12, various (including Parliament)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:29:42.

1998 September 4
Box: 69 Cassette : ref925 (Videos)
Box: 85 Dvd : ref926 (Access dvd) Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Cape Town 13, Fidel Speech

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:00.

1998 September 4
Box: 69 Cassette : ref926 (Videos)
Box: 77 Dvd : ref152 (Access dvd) Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Durban, Fidel Mandela greeting

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:02:32.

Scope and Content Note

This brief clips shows a greeting in Durban between Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro. There are two versions, one with music and one without.

1998
Box: 7 Cassette : ref152 (Videos)
Box: 85 Dvd : ref922 (Access dvd) Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Durban

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:22:07.

1998
Box: 70 Cassette : ref922 (Videos)
Box: 6 Cassette : ref128 Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Durban (2)
1998 September 2
Box: 6 Cassette : ref129 Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Durban (3)
1998 September 2
Box: 6 Cassette : ref133 Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Durban (4) Interviews/Economic Crisis CNN Copy
1998 September 2
Box: 6 Cassette : ref134 Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Durban (5) "Copy El Papa"
1998 September 2
Box: 7 Cassette : ref148 Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: "Pretoria (1) Soweto"
1998
Box: 85 Dvd : ref927 (Access dvd) Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Fidel at Robben Island and Entering Soweto

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:55.

Scope and Content Note

At Robben Island Estela Bravo interviews South Africans about Fidel Castro. There are scenes of a speech welcoming Castro followed by him talking with people and answering questions. The tape also contains footage in Soweto of Castro's arrival, and shows him placing a wreath on the monument to the 1976 uprising. The sound cuts in and out in several sections.

1998
Box: 69 Cassette : ref927 (Videos)
Box: 77 Dvd : ref156 (Access dvd) Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Soweto (3)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:29:00.

1998
Box: 7 Cassette : ref156 (Videos)
Box: 7 Cassette : ref155 Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: "Transfers of Omar Chile Order Hope Robben Island"
1998
Box: 46 Cassette : ref1013 Footage: Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro
1998 July 7
Box: 68 Cassette : ref850 (Videos) Footage: Various, Including Fidel Castro with Compay Segundo and Others

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:39:21.

Scope and Content Note

Some of the footage shows Fidel Castro at a reception for a group of doctors, which took place on Castro's birthday. There is black and white historical footage and, at the end, a there is footage of Castro with Hugo Chávez during a trip to Venezuela.

undated
Box: 83 Dvd : ref850 (Access dvd)
Box: 8 Cassette : ref181 (Videos) Footage: At a Reception, includes Fidel, Raúl Castro and Gabriel García Márquez

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:06:00.

undated
Box: 77 Dvd : ref181 (Access dvd)
Box: 85 Dvd : ref912 (Access dvd) Grenada Footage

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:29:44.

1998 August 1
Box: 70 Cassette : ref912 (Videos)
Box: 85 Dvd : ref910 (Access dvd) Grenada Footage: Fidel "Casa les Ministro"

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:17:44.

1998
Box: 70 Cassette : ref910 (Videos)
Box: 5 Cassette : ref99 "Grenada Speech"
1998
Box: 6 Cassette : ref127 "Grenada Airport - Fidel"
1998
Box: 72 Folder : 5 Info Packet
2001
Box: 85 Dvd : ref911 (Access dvd) Jamaica Footage: Lt. Governor Visit

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:29:50.

circa 1998
Box: 70 Cassette : ref911 (Videos)
Box: 85 Dvd : ref909 (Access dvd) Jamaica Footage: West Indies University Chancellor
circa 1998
Box: 70 Cassette : ref909 (Videos)
Box: 46 Cassette : ref1005 "Jamaica, Kingston"
circa 1998
Box: 5 Cassette : ref101 "Mandela Park, Jamaica - Patterson speech"

Historical/Biographical Note

Percival Noel James Patterson (1935 - ) is a former Jamaican politician who served as the sixth Prime Minister of Jamaica from 1992 to 2006.

circa 1998
Box: 6 Cassette : ref126 "Mandela Park - Patterson"
circa 1998
Box: 5 Cassette : ref103 "Montego Bay"
circa 1998
Box: 5 Cassette : ref106 "Montego Bay - Fidel End of Speech - Mandela Park"
circa 1998
Box: 5 Cassette : ref116 "Plaza - Sam Sharpe - Montego Bay"
circa 1998
Box: 6 Cassette : ref144 "Good faces - Jamaican Speech - Fidel - Plaza Sam Sharpe"
circa 1998
Box: 6 Cassette : ref125 Grenada; Fidel Hotel Pegaso with Jamaican Governor
circa 1998
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1032 News footage - Pierre Trudeau, etc.
undated
Box: 72 Folder : 20-21 Parts of Interview Translated Into English
2001
Box: 85 Dvd : ref886 (Access dvd) "Pastors for Peace" Caravan Footage - Miami, Little Havana

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:21:20.

1993 July 15, 1993 July 17
Box: 69 Cassette : ref886 (Videos)
Box: 46 Cassette : ref1002 "Pastors for Peace" Caravan Footage in Miami
1993 July 16
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1003 "Pastors for Peace" Caravan Footage in Miami, includes Lucius Walker

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

This tape is potentially damaged or unviewable.

1993 July 17
Box: 3 Cassette : ref72 "Pastors for Peace" Caravan Footage in Miami
1993 July 16
Box: 2 Cassette : ref19 "Photos of Rangel, Mandela, Clinton, El Papa, and Hotel Teresa"
1996 August 10
Box: 4 Cassette : ref74 "Photos of Alicia Alonso, Ramon Castro, Fidel Castro, Leonel Soto, Samora Machel, and Others"
circa 1995-2000
Box: Electronic Records Folder : TW_TAM_616_ER_8 Presenting Fidel Documentary in Los Angeles

Presenting Fidel Documentary in Los Angeles   TW_TAM_616_ER_8

circa 2001
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1028 Riverside Church. Manhattan
2000 September 8
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1029 Riverside Church Speech - Fidel Castro
2000 September 8
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1052 Riverside Church - "Fidel in NY" #1
2000 September 8
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1056 "Riverside Church #4"
circa 1995-2000
Box: 10 Cassette : ref229 "Riverside Church #5"
circa 1995-2000
Box: 10 Cassette : ref237 Jesse Helms News Conference (1)
1995 February 9
Box: 10 Cassette : ref225 Jesse Helms News Conference (2)
1995 February 9
Box: 72 Folder : 23 Script
undated
Box: 85 Dvd : ref943 (Access dvd) Selection of Images "Yo Estuve Alli/ I Was There" (ICAIC)

Scope and Content Note

According to Estela Bravo, this footage is a black and white documentary about the history of Cuba. This footage is not originally from one of Bravo's documentaries, but she used clips from it for her film Fidel.

2000 August 29
Box: 70 Cassette : ref943 (Videos)
Box: 9 Cassette : ref197 State Council Footage: Scenes of Biran and other Fidel-related "Universidad Fidel de Casselle"
undated
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1023 State Council Footage: "Speeches Create Conscience"
undated
Box: 85 Dvd : ref928 (Access dvd) State Council Footage: Includes footage in Chile, Colombia, and with Mohammed Ali

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 01:04:49.

Scope and Content Note

Much of the footage was filmed in Chile and Colombia. It contains an assortment of clips including: Castro meeting Latin American presidents; Gabriel García Márquez and his wife Mercedes; Castro speaking about inequality and justice; footage of Robert McNamara, Castro, and Jorge Risquet joking with each other around 00:27:00; a speech by Castro; and a celebration of Castro's birthday on plane. At 00:38:00 there is footage of a meeting in preparation for Pope's visit to Cuba. In another clip, Castro shows a set of Russian dolls and boxing puppets of himself and Bill Clinton, and around 00:56:00 there is a clip of a visit by Mohammed Ali and the Cuban boxer, Teofilo Stevenson. The sound drops out in intermittently throughout the video.

undated
Box: 71 Cassette : ref928 (Videos)
Box: 85 Dvd : ref929 (Access dvd) State Council Footage: Diane Sawyer, Dan Rather, and Others

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 01:33:35.

1998 August 7
Box: 71 Cassette : ref929 (Videos)
Box: 71 Cassette : ref930 (Videos) State Council Footage: Fidel and Mandela

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 01:31:33.

Scope and Content Note

The footage shows Fidel at the Rome Food and Agriculture Organization press conference in 1966; during visit to South Africa; at a reception line in Cuba; and in an interview with Diane Sawyer.

1998 August 7
Box: 85 Dvd : ref930 (Access dvd)
Box: 70 Cassette : ref932 (Videos) State Council Footage: Pope -1 (airport arrival, speeches, greetings, Fidel kissing the Pope)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:31:51.

1998
Box: 85 Dvd : ref932 (Access dvd)
Box: 70 Cassette : ref933 (Videos) State Council Footage: Pope -2

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:33.

1998
Box: 85 Dvd : ref933 (Access dvd)
Box: 46 Cassette : ref1010 State Council Footage: Pope -3
1998
Box: 46 Cassette : ref1011 State Council Footage: Pope -4 (Dominican Cardinals)
1998
Box: 71 Cassette : ref935 (Videos) State Council Footage: ICAIC (The Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry) Newsreels

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:10:01.

Scope and Content Note

There are a series of black and white clips on this tape. It contains older footage of Fidel Castro.

undated
Box: 85 Dvd : ref935 (Access dvd)
Box: 71 Cassette : ref936 (Videos) State Council Footage: ICAIC Newsreels

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:20:36.

Scope and Content Note

This tape contains a variety of black and white ICAIC film clips, which are in Spanish. They show Fidel Castro in many different settings such as state visits (including to Indira Gandhi), speeches, among the Cuban people, playing chess, hugging African leaders, and at a school. Some of the clips are older and some are duplicated on other footage.

undated
Box: 85 Dvd : ref936 (Access dvd)
Box: 71 Cassette : ref937 (Videos) State Council Footage: ICAIC Newsreels

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:52:11.

Scope and Content Note

This video includes five newsreels from ICAIC. They consist of a state visit by Mikhail Gorbachev; a visit by Jesse Jackson including a commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr.; a brief piece of music and dancing; state visit by Socialist Spanish prime minister Felipe Marquez; and a commemoration of Cuban revolutionary fighter and intimate friend of Fidel Castro, Celia Sanchez.

circa 1980s
Box: 85 Dvd : ref937 (Access dvd)
Box: 71 Cassette : ref938 (Videos) State Council Footage: Archives ICRT

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 01:03:40.

Scope and Content Note

This tape contains over an hour of very old clips and footage. The first 8 minute segment is from Edward R. Murrow's Person to Person television show with Fidel Castro and his son Fidelito. The footage that follows includes grainy clips of Havana after Batista fled Cuba and several shots of tourists leaving the country. These clips are mostly black and white and in some places there is no sound. Most are in Spanish, but there is a small amount of narration in English. There are also shots of enthusiastic crowds as Castro and his entourage travel through the countryside and into Havana. Some footage appears to have been shot in Harlem during Fidel's visit to the United Nations.

1998 August 17
Box: 85 Dvd : ref938 (Access dvd)
Box: 9 Cassette : ref195 State Council Footage: Reception - Rockefeller Family - Havana (transfer)
undated
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1039 State Council Footage: Elián González in school
circa 2000
Box: 85 Dvd : ref940 (Access cd) State Council Footage: Farrakhan, [Louis], Pres Panama, [Juan] Almeida, Raul, Fidel, and others
undated
Box: 70 Cassette : ref940 (Videos)
Box: 85 Dvd : ref939 (Access dvd) State Council Footage: Fidel Castro Speech "Africans in America Committee 1 of 2"; "Abyssinian Baptist Church"

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 01:02:21.

1995 October 22
Box: 71 Cassette : ref939 (Videos)
Box: 71 Cassette : ref941 (Videos) State Council Footage: South Africa, Jamaica, Barbados, and Grenada

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 01:02:32.

undated
Box: 85 Dvd : ref941 (Access dvd)
Box: 85 Dvd : ref942 (Access dvd) State Council Footage: Wide variety including García Márquez, Che Guevara, and the Pope's visit to Cuba

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 01:32:45.

Scope and Content Note

This tape features footage of individuals including Pope John Paul II, Gabriel García Márquez, and Che Guevara. It includes clips of Fidel Castro visiting his home in Biran with García Márquez, talking about his youth, and planning the Pope's visit. Scenes also include speeches by Castro, and Cuban television recordings from the revolutionary period before the fall of Fulgencio Batista. Around 00:57:00 there is black and white footage from 1959 featuring post revolution celebrations, motorcades, and footage of Che Guevara. This footage includes speeches by Guevara and scenes of him performing charity work.

1998 November 18-22
Box: 67 Cassette : ref942 (Videos)
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1004 State Council Footage: Fidel presents "honorary degree"
undated
Box: 8 Cassette : ref175 State Council Footage: Fidel and Che, Missile Crisis, Bay of Pigs, and Giron
undated
Box: 46 Cassette : ref1008 State Council Footage: "Filosofia de Fidel" Transfers
1998 July
Box: 46 Cassette : ref1009 State Council Footage: Fidel Castro/South African Parliament
1998 April 9
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1027 State Council Footage: Fidel Castro at the United Nations
undated
Box: 7 Cassette : ref165 State Council Footage: "UNTV Castro visit to UN;" Clinton Speech
1995 November 22
Box: 7 Cassette : ref163 State Council Footage: Fidel Castro Speech Abyssinian Baptist Church
undated
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1017 State Council Footage: Castro Visits Harlem
1995 October 22
Box: 9 Cassette : ref186 State Council Footage: "Images Harlem and Hotel Teresa"
undated
Box: 9 Cassette : ref189 State Council Footage: Harlem 1 of 2
1995 October 23
Box: 9 Cassette : ref190 State Council Footage: Harlem 2 of 2
undated
Box: 9 Cassette : ref191 State Council Footage: Interviews in Harlem
undated
Box: 9 Cassette : ref194 State Council Footage: Fidel Castro in Harlem
undated
Box: 9 Cassette : ref205 State Council Footage: Harlem Protesters
undated
Box: 46 Cassette : ref1012 State Council Footage: Fidel in NY UN 50th Anniversary
1998 July
Box: 9 Cassette : ref187 State Council Footage: United Nations 50th Anniversary
undated
Box: 9 Cassette : ref188 State Council Footage: UN Russian (Boris Yeltsin) and Cuban (Fidel Castro) Presidents' Speeches
1995 October 25
Box: 9 Cassette : ref202 State Council Footage: Fidel and Breshnev
undated
Box: 8 Cassette : ref176 State Council Footage: "Fidel NY (1) Transfers Cassettes 1-6"

Scope and Content Note

This footage is most likely associated with the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations.

undated
Box: 8 Cassette : ref177 State Council Footage: "Fidel NY (3) Transfers Cassettes 9-15"
undated
Box: 8 Cassette : ref178 State Council Footage: "Fidel NY (4) Transfers Cassettes 15-23"
undated
Box: 8 Cassette : ref179 State Council Footage: "Fidel NY (5) Transfers Cassettes 23-34"
undated
Box: 9 Cassette : ref192 State Council Footage: NY Scenes (NYC)
undated
Box: 9 Cassette : ref193 State Council Footage: Fidel Castro in the Bronx
1995 October 23
Box: 9 Cassette : ref203 State Council Footage: Bronx Jimmy's Cafe
undated
Box: 9 Cassette : ref206 State Council Footage: Castro in Bronx

Scope and Content Note

Footage includes scenes of demonstrations outside Jimmy's Cafe and Fidel Castro's motorcade.

undated
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1018 State Council Footage: IRC Reception (NY) Also meeting religious people with Lucius Walker

Scope and Content Note

Contains footage of the Cuban Mission reception at the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations in New York.

1995
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1021 State Council Footage: "Demonstraciones" transfer

Scope and Content Note

Footage from demonstrations, both in support and in protest of Fidel Castro, as he visited numerous places.

undated
Box: 9 Cassette : ref185 State Council Footage: Demonstrations - NYC Peace for Cuba
undated
Box: 9 Cassette : ref204 State Council Footage: "Cuba Demonstrations"
1995 October 21
Box: 46 Cassette : ref1014 State Council Footage: Fidel "Starlock/Bravo ETV Archive TeleCine"
undated
Box: 46 Cassette : ref1015 State Council Footage: Fidel "Compilation Tape 2 of 2"
1998 November 25
Box: 7 Cassette : ref161 State Council Footage: Oswaldo Guayasamín
undated
Box: 8 Cassette : ref180 State Council Footage: Transfers, Including Guayasamín
undated
Box: 9 Cassette : ref184 State Council Footage: Madame Mitterrand and Others
undated
Box: 9 Cassette : ref199 State Council Footage: Francois and Danielle Mitterrand
undated
Box: 7 Cassette : ref158 State Council Footage: "Transfer de cine"

Scope and Content Note

Includes footage of Salvador Allende and George McGovern.

undated
Box: 7 Cassette : ref160 State Council Footage: Transfer Grenada- Jamaica- Barbados- Birthday Song
undated
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1033 State Council Footage: "Mozambique 1 Isla Prison 2 Nicaragua 3 Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh Noticieros (news footage)"
undated
Box: 8 Cassette : ref173 State Council Footage: ICAIC "Crisis Oct./ Sierra/Celia/Che"
undated
Box: 7 Cassette : ref168 State Council Footage: "ICRT Filmica Transfer"
undated
Box: 8 Cassette : ref169 State Council Footage: ICAIC Transfer Allende-Batista
undated
Box: 7 Cassette : ref164 State Council Footage: ICAIC Transfers
undated
Box: 9 Cassette : ref201 State Council Footage: Fidel in Vietnam "Hurricane"
undated
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1016 State Council Footage: Stills of Fidel Roll One
1998 August 13
Box: 9 Cassette : ref198 State Council Footage: Stills
undated
Box: 8 Cassette : ref171 State Council Footage: "Transfers for Estela;" "Speeches of Fidel"
undated
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1062 "State Council Footage #1"
1998 November 24
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1022 "State Council Footage #2 Transfer"
1998 November 23
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1007 State Council Footage #4 Historical Footage
1998 November 8
Box: 7 Cassette : ref159 State Council Material Transferred at TV Latina
1998 August 14
Box: 7 Cassette : ref162 State Council Footage: "Selections for Martin"
undated
Box: 7 Cassette : ref166 State Council Footage: "Tobacco Mal color- nothing interesting"
undated
Box: 72 Folder : 24 Urbanworld Distribution Agreement
2001-2002
Box: 10 Cassette : ref233 "Yo Estuve Alli" (I Was There) - Selected Images (ICAIC)

Scope and Content Note

According to the Estela and Ernesto Bravo, "Yo Estuve Alli" was a black and white documentary on the history of Cuba. It was not one of their films, but they included several clips from it in Fidel.

undated
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1024 "Yo Estuve Alli" Images for Fidel
2000 August 29
Box: 10 Cassette : ref228 Photos of Young Fidel "Fotos Joven Fidel"
undated
Box: 9 Cassette : ref196 "Unguarded Moments (1)"
undated
Box: 9 Cassette : ref183 "Fidel en tennis, Juan Miguel, TV Cubana"
2000 September 8
Box: 6 Cassette : ref145 "Fidel Speech"
undated
Box: 10 Cassette : ref232 "Che Memorial- Santa Clara"
undated
Box: 6 Cassette : ref143 Medical Students
1998 July 26
Box: 10 Cassette : ref223 "Fidel Comes to New York (Jon Alpert)"
1979
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1025 "UN-1"
2000 September 6
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1036 "Fidel Castro Special Effects"
1998 December 3
Box: 6 Cassette : ref140 Miami landscapes - fruit stand (B-roll)
undated
Box: 10 Cassette : ref238 "Havana Street, Old Car, Taxi, Park Central" (B-roll)
undated
Box: 3 Cassette : ref40 "Havana"
undated
Box: 10 Cassette : ref216 Images of Havana (B-roll)
undated
Box: 67 Cassette : ref994 " Miami, Siro-setup, Visuals, Dominoes" (B-roll)
undated

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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 Flotilla to Cuba

Scope and Content Note

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

1993
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 Key West Flotilla footage #3
1993 April 24
Box: 54 Cassette : ref1262 Key West Flotilla footage #4
1993 April 24
Box: 54 Cassette : ref1263 "Flotilla Marina Hemingway Hospital Pediatrico #6"
1993
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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Series X: Free to Fly: The US-Cuba Link, 2004

Scope and Content Note

Subtitled "A History of 25 Years of Travel Restrictions," the 33-minute film Free to Fly: The US-Cuba Link tells the story of efforts to maintain links between the Cuban and American people. Also documented are the activities of many of the anti-Castro groups in Florida and in New Jersey who violently opposed travel between the United States and Cuba. Appearing in the film are US politicians including Republican Senator and former Representative from Arizona Jeff Flake; Republican former Senator and Representative from Idaho, Larry Craig; Democratic former Representative from Massachusetts, Bill Delahunt; and Democratic Massachusetts Representative, Jim McGovern. In the documentary they contend that travel between the countries builds openness and understanding; strengthens family ties; fosters cultural exchange, tourism and trade; and is a constitutional right for all Americans. No raw footage associated with the film is available. Only a completed version of the documentary is included in this series.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 73 Dvd : 3 Free to Fly: The US-Cuba Link

Scope and Content Note

This is a full-length version of the film Free to Fly: The US-Cuba Link.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

2004

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Series XI: Holy Father and Gloria, 1985-1991

Historical/Biographical Note

Estela Bravo’s 1987 film Holy Father and Gloria  El Santo Padre y la Gloria won many awards including Best Documentary on Current Affairs at the San Francisco International Film Festival; Gold Plaque Award at the Chicago International Film Festival; and Best Documentary at the American Film Institute Global Village Festival in New York.

Carmen Gloria Quintana Arancibia (1968- ) is a Chilean woman who became a symbol of hope for democracy in Chile to many Chileans after she received an embrace and encouragement from Pope John Paul II in 1987. On July 2,1986, Quintana, along with a young photographer, Rodrigo Andres Rojas de Negri, were participating in a student protest in Santiago. They were attacked and beaten by a patrol of military police, soaked with gasoline, and set on fire. De Negri died of his burns. Gloria suffered second and third degree burns over 62% of her body; she was critically ill and was moved to a hospital in Canada. Although she survived, Gloria was badly disfigured from her burns. When the Pope visited Chile in 1987, she returned and was able to meet with the pontiff in Santiago.

Scope and Content Note

The 43-minute documentary Holy Father and Gloria (  El Santo Padre y la Gloria) was released in 1987 and captures the turbulence of Chile under the Pinochet dictatorship. It traces the story of Carmen Gloria Quintana and her 1987 journey back to Chile to see the Pope. In addition to footage of the Pope's visit and the ongoing protests the documentary includes interviews with Quintana and many others. Among the voices captured are those of elites, particularly young people, who supported the Pinochet government and felt the protests were unnecessary. Footage in this series includes shots of Quintana touring Chile, speeches by the Pope, interviews with Quintana and other Chileans, and historical footage contextualizing Chilean politics.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 73 Dvd : 10 El Santo Padre y la Gloria

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 Holy Father and Gloria. This film is in Spanish and contains subtitles in English.

1987
Reel: ref2158_01 Holy Father and Gloria
1987
Reel: ref2158_02
Reel: ref2165 Holy Father and Gloria
1987
Box: 44 Cassette : ref961 Holy Father and Gloria

Scope and Content Note

This is a full-length version of the film Holy Father and Gloria. This film is in Spanish and contains subtitles in English.

1987
Box: 44 Cassette : ref960 Holy Father and Gloria, Spanish
1991 January 14
Box: 55 Cassette : ref1273 Holy Father and Gloria "Version 1 First Edit"
1987
Box: 61 Cassette : ref1365 "El Santo Padre y La Gloria 42 minutes (Espanol)"
1987
Box: 60 Cassette : ref1361 Quintana, Carmen Gloria: Interview
1987
Box: 39 Cassette : ref809 Quintana, Carmen Gloria: Interview (Debryando Street)
1987 May 4
Box: 60 Cassette : ref1362 Footage: "Carmen, Rodrigo, Pope;" "Completo"
1987
Box: 67 Cassette : ref1364 Footage: "Funeral Rodrigo, Cemetery, Carmen Gloria"

Scope and Content Note

According to Estela Bravo, this video contains 13 minutes of footage of the funeral of Rodrigo Rojas, followed by brief footage of young people being arrested. It also contains pictures of Carmen Gloria before she was burned. Finally there is footage of a young woman - Valesa - who left Chile with her family but was allowed to return later. This footage is from the film Returning to Chile.

1987
Box: 67 Cassette : ref1366 Footage: Parque O'Higgins and Carmen Gloria

Scope and Content Note

According to Bravo, this video contains footage of the Pope speaking at Parque O'Higgins followed by Carmen Gloria in her home in Chile, with family and friends.

Historical/Biographical Note

Parque O'Higgins is a public park in the center of Santiago, Chile. Pope John Paul II (in his 1987 visit) led a beautification ceremony for Saint Teresa of the Andes. Because of the violence that broke out between the Chilean police force and crowds protesting Pinochet's dictatorship, the ceremony was suspended until the situation calmed.

1987
Box: 43 Cassette : ref837 "O'Higgins"
1987
Box: 60 Cassette : ref1367 Footage: "Chile, Students, Gloria"

Scope and Content Note

Estela Bravo interviews students at various class levels about the Pinochet regime and situation in Chile.

1987
Box: 60 Cassette : ref1373 Footage: "Gloria Street"
1987 March 4
Box: 52 Cassette : ref1210 Footage: "Pinochet greets Pope at the airport"
1987
Box: 39 Cassette : ref810 Footage: Rojas Grave and Interview with son of Orlando Letelier
1987
Box: 67 Cassette : ref1368 Footage: College Stadium (the Pope speaking and Carmen Gloria in the audience) and Cemetery
1987
Box: 67 Cassette : ref1369 Footage: Police Brutality
1985 September 4
Box: 60 Cassette : ref1370 Footage: "Carmen Gloria Complete Visit Jail"
circa 1987
Box: 39 Cassette : ref811 Footage: "Carmen Gloria in victory"
1987
Box: 60 Carton : ref1371 Footage: "March Final Against Torture in the street"
1987 February 4
Box: 23 Cassette : ref550 National Stadium / Pope Compilation
1987
Box: 60 Cassette : ref1363 "Pope, Chile, Street, Carmen Gloria, Funeral Rodrigo," and Others
1987
Box: 43 Cassette : ref878 Carmen Gloria " Ernesto's Copy"
1987
Box: 11 Cassette : ref253 "2 Carmen Gloria Completa"
1987
Box: 32 Cassette : ref630 "El Santo Padre y la Gloria"
1987
Box: 31 Cassette : ref684 "El Santo Padre y la Gloria"
1987
Box: 38 Cassette : ref719 "TV Espanola Programa Editado - Pinochet - the Pope - Chile - Carmen Gloria"
1987
Box: 38 Cassette : ref720 "Hotel Capri - press conference - Estela Bravo - Juan Vilar"
circa 1987
Box: 38 Cassette : ref726 "Torture photos - Pinochet speech"
circa 1987
Box: 39 Cassette : ref802 "Pepe Carrasco CNN Pinochet"

Historical/Biographical Note

Jose Humberto "Pepe" Carrasco Tapia (1943-1986) was a Chilean journalist opposed to the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. He was assassinated on September 7, 1986.

circa 1986
Box: 39 Cassette : ref803 "Carmen Gloria - Final Victory - Cemetery"
1987 May 4
Box: 43 Cassette : ref836 "Chile Carmen Gloria"
1987
Box: 38 Cassette : ref725 "Film festival - Homage to Estela Bravo for Holy Father and Gloria"(about Bravo)
1987
Box: 38 Cassette : ref723 "Photos - Carmen Gloria - the Pope speaks - Dibuyos (drawings)"
1987
Box: 38 Cassette : ref721 "Maria Olga Allemand and other houses - Olga Bala" (many other annotations, but undecipherable)
1987
Box: 43 Cassette : ref833 "Carmen Gloria Bump"
1987

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Series XII: The Hour of the People, 1985-1988

Scope and Content Note

This 39-minute film Hour of the People (  La Hor del Pueblo ) documents the Uruguay’s return to democracy, following a peaceful transition from a military dictatorship that ruled the country between 1973 and 1985. This series includes copies of the full-length documentary, as well as interview footage with Uruguayan Communist Party leader Jaime Perez.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 57 Cassette : ref1306 La Hor del Pueblo "Master"
1985
Box: 57 Cassette : ref1307 La Hor del Pueblo "Master - copie - Uruguay - "
1985
Box: 59 Cassette : ref1342 The Hour of the People
1985
Box: 57 Cassette : ref1308 Perez, Jaime: Interview "Uruguay The Hour of the People"
circa 1985

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Series XIII: Mandela and Fidel, 2013

Scope and Content Note

This series contains a copy of the Bravo documentary Mandel and Fidel, which documents the friendship between Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro. No clips or raw footage associated with this film is included in the series. Instead, much of the footage used in this 30-minute documentary was drawn from earlier films including  Namibia: The Last Colony (1990),  Mandela in Cuba (1991), and  Fidel The Untold Story (2000).

The film begins with Nelson Mandela's attendance at the Namibian independence celebrations in March of 1990, a month following his release from prison. He meets with Cuban officials and expresses his gratitude for Cuba's assistance in the war in Angola and for its role in the Namibian war of independence. The next year Mandela visits Cuba. The documentary follows the relationship for several more years including Castro's attendance at Mandela's inauguration in 1994 and Fidel's visit to Robben Island to see where Mandela was imprisoned.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 73 Dvd : 4 Mandela and Fidel

Scope and Content Note

This is a full-length version of the film Mandela and Fidel.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

2013

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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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Series XV: Mandela Visits Jamaica, 1991

Scope and Content Note

This series contains full-length versions and raw footage from the documentary Mandela Visits Jamaica, which chronicles Nelson Mandela’s visit to Jamaica during his 1991 tour of the Caribbean and Latin America. Footage in this series includes scenes of crowds waiting to meet Nelson and Winnie Mandela, Mandela at speaking events, scenes from the Jamaican Parliament, and background footage.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 93 Cassette : ref677 (Videos) Mandela in Jamaica

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

Scope and Content Note

This is a full-length version of the film Mandela in Jamaica. This recording contains additional footage after the credits.

1991
Box: 83 Dvd : ref677 (Access dvd)
Box: Electronic Records Folder : TW_TAM_616_ER_9 Mandela Visits Jamaica

Mandela Visits Jamaica   TW_TAM_616_ER_9

1991
Box: 82 Dvd : ref631 (Access dvd) Mandela Visits Jamaica /  Mandela in Cuba

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 01:11:00.

Scope and Content Note

This full-length version of Mandela Visits Jamaica appears to have been taped over a copy of  Mandela in Cuba (which is longer but ends abruptly during a Fidel Castro speech).

1991
Box: 93 Cassette : ref631 (Videos)
Box: 82 Dvd : ref623 (Access dvd) Footage of Mandela in Jamaica

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:51:05.

Scope and Content Note

This tape contains footage of people lining up for Nelson and Winnie Mandela's appearance at a speaking event at the University of the West Indies. It then cuts to footage of the Jamaican Parliament welcoming Mandela who addressed its members.

1991
Box: 93 Cassette : ref623 (Videos)
Box: 77 Dvd : ref138 (Access dvd) Footage of Mandela in Jamaica ("Assemblia Popular")

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:18:23.

Scope and Content Note

The first ten minutes consists of scenes in a large chamber with no sound; Fidel enters and is seated. After a few minutes of test pattern, there is sound and a picture of the Mandelas (and Jorge Risquet) at airport boarding a plane (en route to Jamaica per Estela Bravo). There is sound and people speaking with each other but the sound of the plane engine drowns out the conversations. There are many close-ups of the various people in Mandela's entourage. Finally, the last few minutes return to a chamber filled with people but no sound.

1991
Box: 6 Cassette : ref138 (Videos)

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Series XVI: The Marielitos, 1982

Scope and Content Note

Released in 1983, The Marielitos (  Los Marielitos) tells the story of Cubans who left the island from the port of Mariel in 1980. In the documentary, Estela Bravo interviews individuals living in Miami who were part of the Mariel boatlift two years after their arrival in the United States. She talks with them about their expectations for life in the United States and their experiences since their arrival.

Historical/Biographical Note

In the wake of an economic downturn in 1980, approximately 10,000 Cubans tried to leave Cuba and seek asylum in the Peruvian embassy. As a result the Cuban government announced that anyone who wanted to leave the country could do so. In a joint agreement between the United States and Cuba, some 125,000 refugees left the Cuban port of Mariel bound for the United States in what came to be known as the Mariel Boatlift. Cubans who traveled to the US as part of the boatlift came to be known as Marielitos.

Estela Bravo’s documentary about the boatlift, The Marielitos, won the International Organization of Journalists 1st Prize at the 1984 Leipzig Film Festival and a Patria Society Award at the Moscow Film Festival.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 57 Cassette : ref1297 Los Marielitos
circa 1982
Reel: ref2169 Los Marielitos
1982
Box: 61 Cassette : ref973 Los Marielitos, "Spanish, Cassette #24" - Possible full-length feature
circa 1982
Box: 45 Cassette : ref974 Los Marielitos, "English, Cassette #23 DV #5" Possible full-length feature
circa 1982
Box: 57 Cassette : ref1298 Los Marielitos, "Spanish, no subtitles" Possible full-length feature
circa 1982
Box: 83 Dvd : ref692 (Access dvd) Footage - Scenes of Camp Mosquito Marielitos

Historical/Biographical Note

El Mosquito was a holding area for Cubans waiting to join the Mariel boatlift.

circa 1982
Box: 34 Cassette : ref692 (Videos)
Box: 82 Dvd : ref566 (Access dvd) Footage - Families of rafters, Church World Service

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:48:00.

Scope and Content Note

In this footage Estela Bravo interviews a number of individuals in Miami, beginning with one family awaiting a recently arrived relative from Cuba. They discuss their reasons for leaving Cuba and their lives in the United States. Bravo then interviews others who talk about leaving Cuba and being separated from their families. These interviews most likely occur at a Church World Service location.

A second portion of the video contains an interview with Alfredo Colon, a clinical social worker, at Jackson Memorial Medical Hospital. He discusses the medical services provided to the Cubans at his hospital. There are also background scenes at the hospital.

circa 1982
Box: 87 Cassette : ref566 (Videos)

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Series XVII: Maurice Bishop, 1984-1988

Scope and Content Note

The 25-minute documentary Maurice Bishop (1984) reconstructs the events leading up to Maurice Bishop's assassination and the United States invasion of Grenada. The film won an Honorable Mention, Black Filmmakers Paul Robeson Award, at the 1985 Newark Film Festival.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 65 Cassette : ref1312 Maurice Bishop

Scope and Content Note

This is a full-length version of the film Maurice Bishop.

1984
Reel: ref2159_01 Maurice
1984
Reel: ref2159_02
Reel: ref2170 Maurice
1984
Box: 58 Cassette : ref1330 "Maurice Master Spanish"
1984 October 18
Box: 77 Dvd : ref249 (Access dvd) "Maurice Bishop Grenada"
1984
Box: 11 Cassette : ref249 (Videos)
Box: 89 Cassette : ref6 (Videos) Maurice Bishop premiere: Footage from premiere of the film in Matanzas

Scope and Content Note

This tape contains brief clips from Maurice film premiere. Estela Bravo makes comments, answers questions, and speaks to some individuals. All of the dialog is in Spanish with the exception of conversation with Grenadians. About midway through the footage, there is a shift to Alexander Haig appearing on a program called "Freeman Reports." He is making comments following a 1984 presidential debate between Ronald Reagan and Walter Mondale. He responds to one question before the end of the tape.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:10:00.

1984
Box: 75 Dvd : ref6 (Access dvd)

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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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Series XIX: Missing Children, 1984-1985

Scope and Content Note

The 28-minute documentary Missing Children (  Niños Desaparecidos) was released in 1985 and shows the efforts of grandmothers to locate their grandchildren who were among the victims of the Argentine military junta's "Dirty War" in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The film includes interviews with military men and with children who were found and reunited with their families. Videos in this series include copies full-length version with English, Spanish, and French subtitles.

Historical/Biographical Note

During the period that has come be known as Argentina’s "Dirty War" (1976-1983), the military dictatorship abducted an estimated 30,000 people, which included as many as 500 children that were placed with either families of the military or adopted by families that did not realize their history.

In 1985, Estela Bravo’s Missing Children won a Special Jury Prize given by the International Catholic Organization of Cinema (OCIC), a Silver Hugo Award from the Chicago International Film and Video Festival, and other accolades.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 45 Cassette : ref963 Missing Children, Spanish (has a few notes in Spanish)
1985 November 19
Reel: ref2161_01 Niños Desaparecidos
1985
Reel: ref2161_02
Reel: ref2166 Missing Children
1985
Reel: ref2172 Missing Children
1985
Box: 67 Cassette : ref1387 Missing Children (  Niños Desaparecidos) Version in English
1985
Box: 45 Cassette : ref982 Missing Children "25. Les Enfants Disparus" Spanish with French subtitles
1984

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Series XX: Namibia: The Last Colony, 1989-1990

Scope and Content Note

This series contains footage of Namibian independence celebrations from Estela Bravo's 1990 documentary Namibia: The Last Colony. Videos in this series include footage of meetings between Nelson Mandela and Cuban dignitaries, interviews with notable individuals including Jesse Jackson, and footage of the celebrations, which feature Estela Bravo speaking with individuals on the street.

Historical/Biographical Note

In March 1990, Namibia celebrated its independence from the apartheid government in South Africa, which had controlled and occupied the country since World War I. The independence celebration featured notable speakers and honored guests, including Nelson Mandela.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: Electronic Records Folder : TW_TAM_616_ER_10 Namibia: The Last Colony

Namibia: The Last Colony   TW_TAM_616_ER_10

Scope and Contents

This is a complete version of the documentary Namibia: The Last Colony.

1990
Box: 83 Dvd : ref755 (Access dvd) Mandela, Nelson - Interview, with Jorge Risquet and Juan Almeida

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:22:01.

Scope and Content Note

Initial footage is of Nelson Mandela speaking with a Nicaraguan diplomat who thanks Mandela on behalf of Daniel Ortega and then gives Mandela a painting as a gift; the remainder of the film is a meeting with Mandela, Jorge Risquet and Juan Almeida. Mandela speaks about his gratitude to Risquet and Almeida for Cuban support in Angola.

1990
Box: 42 Cassette : ref755 (Videos)
Box: 34 Cassette : ref701 (Videos) Footage - Namibian independence celebration

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

Scope and Content Note

Various clips of the independence celebration along with brief interviews with people on the street. There are also interviews with Namibian youth who attended school in Cuba.

1990
Box: 83 Dvd : ref701 (Access dvd)
Box: 39 Cassette : ref816 (Videos) Footage - Namibia independence celebration (includes parade and speech)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:30:00.

1990
Box: 83 Dvd : ref816 (Access dvd)
Box: 83 Dvd : ref713 (Access dvd) Namibia Almeida/Risquet
1990
Box: 36 Cassette : ref713 (Videos)
Box: 89 Cassette : ref248 (Videos) Namibian independence celebration (includes Jesse Jackson)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 01:01:27.

Scope and Content Note

This video contains footage of the Namibian independence celebration. Portions of the interview are dark and difficult to view, and there are also some issues with the sound. The end of this footage contains a relatively brief interview with Jesse Jackson in which he speaks about Namibia, Angola, and Africa in general.

1990
Box: 77 Dvd : ref248 (Access dvd)
Box: 11 Cassette : ref251 (Videos) "Namibia Today- South Africa Tomorrow" Joe Slovo

Historical/Biographical Note

Joe Slovo (1926-1995) was a South African politician, lawyer, opponent of the apartheid system, long-time leader of the South African Communist Party (SACP), a leading member of the African National Congress (ANC), and a commander of the ANC's military wing Umkhonto we Sizwe. He also helped form the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which is credited with bring peace to South Africa following the end of apartheid.

1990
Box: 77 Dvd : ref251 (Access dvd)
Box: 67 Cassette : ref1386 Street Interviews (Windhoek, Namibia)
1989 September 10
Box: 11 Cassette : ref252 "Swapo Namibia"
1990
Box: 11 Cassette : ref254 "Namibia Barrio Negro III"
1990
Box: 11 Cassette : ref257 "Isla Juventud Escuela Namibia" (Namibian students on Cuba's Island of Youth)
1990
Box: 32 Cassette : ref627 Namibia - System NTSC

Scope and Content Note

This tape may contain a full-length version of the documentary.

1990
Box: 31 Cassette : ref682 "The Last Colony"

Scope and Content Note

This tape may contain a full-length version of the documentary.

1990
Box: 36 Cassette : ref715 "Primero Estacion Telefonos Lisa"
1990
Box: 43 Cassette : ref829 "Independence of Namibia"
1990

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Series XXI: The National Ballet of Cuba in Argentina, 1984

Scope and Content Note

In the 21-minute documentary The National Ballet of Cuba in Argentina Alicia Alonso, renowned ballerina, returns to Buenos Aires after a 20-year absence to perform in the Colon Theater in Luna Park. Nobel Prize-winner Perez Esquivel and others give their impressions and members of the National Ballet of Cuba describe their experiences. This series contains one video recording associated with this film. It is unclear whether it is a complete copy of the documentary or uncut footage.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 58 Cassette : ref1327 "Ballet Nacional Cuba 3rd Part in Buenos Aires Master"
circa 1984

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Series XXII: Operation Peter Pan: Flying Back to Cuba, 1979-2013

Historical/Biographical Note

In 1960, rumors circulated Cuba that the new revolutionary government planned to suspend parental authority and enroll the children in military schools or send them to Russia for Communist indoctrination. In the wake of the rumors, Cuban parents sent as many as 14,000 unaccompanied children on flights out of Cuba between 1960 and 1962. The United States government facilitated this mass exodus of Cuban children, which became popularly known as Operation Peter Pan, through a clandestine program that waived the children’s visa requirements and provided several million dollars to the Miami Catholic Welfare Bureau to care for the children. Many parents expected to be reunited with their children after what they believed would be the swift fall communist government. Following the Bay of Pigs invasions in 1962, however, US-Cuba relations deteriorated, and permanently separated many parents and children. Some children were able to connect with family members in the United States, but approximately 7000 were moved into long-term orphanages or foster care.

Estela Bravo’s documentary Operation Peter Pan: Flying Back to Cuba about the experience of these children was selected as Best Documentary Feature at the 2011 Havana Film Festival in New York. It also won First Prize at the Festival Internacional de Cine Politico, Buenos Aires; Best Documentary at the 7th Human Rights International Festival in Bolivia; and the Coral Award at the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema.

Scope and Content Note

This 57-minute documentary Operation Peter Pan (  Operación Peter Pan) was released in 2011 and tells the story of the mass migration of Cuban minors to the United States. It uses footage from the National Archives and features interviews with individuals who traveled to the United States in Operation Peter Pan. The film primarily centers on a group of five who traveled back to Cuba for the first time after almost fifty years. Estela Bravo follows them as they explore their past and help bridge the emotional and political divides between the United States and Cuba.

This series contains footage of interviews with select individuals featured in the documentary, a selection of background footage, and a copy of the book Operation Peter Pan based on the documentary.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 72 Folder : 25 Operación Peter Pan: Book Based on the Documentary by Estela Bravo
2013
Box: 40 Cassette : ref730 Mendieta, Ana: Interview also "Juan Monge and Zenon"

Historical/Biographical Note

Ana Mendieta (1948 – 1985) was a Cuban American performance artist, sculptor, painter and video artist. Born in Havana, Mendieta and her sister were sent to the United States as a part of Operation Peter Pan in 1961. Their first weeks were spent in refugee camps before moving to several institutions and foster homes in Iowa. They were eventually reunited with their mother in 1966 and their father in 1979.

circa 2010
Box: 40 Cassette : ref733 Mendieta, Ana: Interview "and Zenon and Monge"
circa 2010
Box: 40 Cassette : ref744 Walsh, Bryan O.: Interview

Historical/Biographical Note

Monsignor Bryan O. Walsh (1930-2001) was born in Ireland, moved to the United States and was ordained for the Diocese of St. Augustine, Florida in 1954. He directed the Cuban Children’s Program, which brought 14,000 unaccompanied children from Cuba to the United States.

undated
Box: 40 Cassette : ref741 Walsh, Bryan O.: Interview
circa 1979
Box: 40 Cassette : ref734 Interview with girl (Nina), Casa de las Americas
1979
Box: 23 Cassette : ref537 "Early interview with Emilio Cueto"

Historical/Biographical Note

Emilio Cueto is a lawyer, author, pianist, and collector of Cuban cultural artifacts. Born in Cuba, he came to the United States as one of the Operation Peter Pan children.

undated
Box: 40 Cassette : ref736 "1st Part - "Traidor" (traitor) L Fonseca; 2nd Part - New Jersey, Walsh"
undated
Box: 32 Cassette : ref632 "Peter Pan"
Box: 40 Cassette : ref739 "Camp Photos, Walsh"
undated
Box: 40 Cassette : ref742 "Part of 'Lost Apple'"
undated
Box: 39 Cassette : ref801 "Walsh, Lost Apple, Peter Pan"
undated

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Series XXIII: Returning to Chile, 1984-1986

Historical/Biographical Note

In the 1970s several thousand Chilean citizens fled their country to escape the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. Most of the exiles were either supporters of former president Salvador Allende or activists on the political left who feared abuse under the new government. Exiles were barred from returning for many years, but by 1984 the Chilean government agreed to grant most of the exiles permission to return home. This opening was spurred by international pressure and a domestic campaign to abolish restrictions on exiles.

Returning to Chile, which documents the return of Chilean political exiles, won a 1986 Silver Toucan Award at the Rio de Janiero International Film Festival.

Scope and Content Note

Estela Bravo’s 1986 documentary Returning to Chile tells the story of Chileans exiles who returned to the country in the mid-1980s. This documentary explores the experience of youth who returned to Chile without their parents after living in exile for many years. Several of the youths featured in the documentary discuss their difficulty adjusting to life in Chile and struggles with identity. A portion of the film focuses on Carlos Godoy Echegoyen, a twenty-three year old Socialist who died under torture in a police station in the port of Quintero in February 1985, shortly after returning from exile. Bravo interviews his mother and his sister. It also features scenes in a cemetery at Godoy’s grave and the graves of others, including Victor Jara, and Salvador Allende. The film also tells the story of three children from one family whose parents were taken and who must fend for themselves.

Videos in this series include full-length copies of the documentary with subtitles in English as well as raw footage and interviews. Footage features cemetery scenes, discussions about Carlos Godoy, Chilean religious and social welfare groups, speeches by Pinochet, and other background scenes.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Reel: ref2162_01 Returning to Chile
1986
Reel: ref2162_02
Reel: ref2167 Returning to Chile
1986
Box: 57 Cassette : ref1302 Returning to Chile

Scope and Content Note

This is most likely a full-length version of the film Returning to Chile. This film is in Spanish and contains subtitles in English.

1986
Box: 61 Cassette : ref1340 Returning to Chile

Scope and Content Note

This is most likely a full-length version of the film Returning to Chile. This film is in Spanish.

1986
Box: 45 Cassette : ref968 Returning to Chile, "Cassette #24 DV #9 Final Viejo, Spanish"
circa 1984-1986
Box: 43 Cassette : ref834 Returning to Chile "English subtitles"
circa 1984-1986
Box: 45 Cassette : ref969 Returning to Chile, English
circa 1984-1986
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1234 "Pinochet Speech"
circa 1984-1986
Box: 65 Cassette : ref1227 Godoy, Carlos (CH13)
circa 1985-1986
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1228 Godoy, Carlos (CH14)
circa 1985-1986
Box: 54 Cassette : ref1253 Godoy, Carlos, and His Sister (CH18)
circa 1985-1986
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1242 "Godoy and Sister"
circa 1984-1986
Box: 54 Cassette : ref1256 "Cemeteries, Godoy, Desolvencias"
1986
Box: 65 Cassette : ref1230 "Cemetery (CH19)"
1986
Box: 43 Cassette : ref832 "Cemetery (CH20)"
1986
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1243 "3 Children, Home, Singing (CH22)"
circa 1984-1986
Box: 54 Cassette : ref1249 "Original, 3 Children, Brother"
circa 1984-1986
Box: 54 Cassette : ref1247 "3rd Part, Children, School"
circa 1984-1986
Box: 65 Cassette : ref1223 "3 Children, Street action, Foundation for Social Aid of the Christian Churches (FASIC) "
circa 1984-1986
Box: 65 Cassette : ref1231 "FASIC, Venceremos (CH23)"
circa 1984-1986
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1244 "FASIC, Young People (CH25)"
circa 1984-1986
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1245 "FASIC, Young People (CH26)"
circa 1984-1986
Box: 54 Cassette : ref1254 "FASIC, Jovenes"
circa 1984-1986
Box: 54 Cassette : ref1255 "PIDEE Cuban Young People"

Historical/Biographical Note

Protection of Youth Damaged by State of Emergency (PIDEE) is an organization founded in 1979 and dedicated to healing childhoods shattered by political repression in Chile.

circa 1984-1986
Box: 54 Cassette : ref1252 "Casa Hogar, PIDEE, Jovenes, Casa Linda"
circa 1984-1986
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1241 "Students, Police, Street (CH11)"
circa 1984-1986
Box: 65 Cassette : ref1229 "Peace, Young People (CH15)"
circa 1984-1986
Box: 65 Cassette : ref1233 "Moneda"

Historical/Biographical Note

Palacio de La Moneda is the Chilean presidential palace. Salvador Allende is believed to have committed suicide at La Moneda just prior to its capture by the troops of General Augusto Pinochet (Sep 11,1973).

circa 1984-1986
Box: 65 Cassette : ref1232 "Mural, Young Children, Church (CH28)"
circa 1984-1986
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1239 "Mexican Families (CH8)"
circa 1984-1986
Box: 59 Cassette : ref1343 Returning to Chile "Festivales"
circa 1984-1986
Box: 54 Cassette : ref1251 Chile - Pinochet (CH5)
circa 1984-1986
Box: 54 Cassette : ref1250 Chile (CH3)
circa 1984-1986
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1246 "Pinochet"
circa 1984-1986
Box: 43 Cassette : ref831 "Premio Ret a Chile Casa"
circa 1984-1986
Box: Electronic Records Folder : TW_TAM_616_ER_11 Returning to Chile: Video Clips

Returning to Chile: Video Clips   TW_TAM_616_ER_11

undated
Box: 31 Cassette : ref680 "Retornando a Chile"
circa 1984-1986

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Series XXIV: Silvio and Pablo in Argentina, 1984

Scope and Content Note

The documentary Silvio and Pablo in Argentina (1984) shows footage from a concert held in Argentina in 1984 following the country’s transition from a military dictatorship to democracy. Silvio Rodriguez and Pablo Milanes, two of Cuba's most popular composer-singer-musicians, organized the concert, which featured some of the best Argentine folk musicians at that time. The documentary shows the enthusiastic response of the Argentine people, as the musicians perform songs that had previously been prohibited in Argentina. This series contains footage of Rodriguez and Milanes in Argentina, as well as some footage of the performers at a concert in the Bronx.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 66 Cassette : ref1348 Silvio and Pablo Tape 1

Scope and Content Note

This video does not contain footage from the Bravo documentary, but rather footage of the concert itself.

1979-1984
Box: 66 Cassette : ref1347 Silvio and Pablo Tape 2

Scope and Content Note

This video does not contain footage from the Bravo documentary, but rather footage of the concert itself.

1984
Box: 89 Cassette : ref9 (Videos) Silvio and Pablo footage

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:07:50.

Scope and Content Note

This tape contains concert footage for first 4.5 minutes. It is followed by unrelated strike footage and an interview with no sound.

circa 1984
Box: 75 Dvd : ref9 (Access dvd)
Box: 54 Cassette : ref1268 Footage: Silvio and Pablo in Argentina
1984
Box: 66 Cassette : ref1357 Silvio and Pablo Concert at Hostos Community College (Bronx NY)
1979 February 15
Box: 84 Dvd : ref645 (Access dvd) Pablo Milanes at the Karl Marx Theater

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:07:00.

undated
Box: 93 Cassette : ref645 (Videos)
Box: 93 Cassette : ref646 (Videos) "Silvio Pablo Argentina"

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

1984
Box: 83 Dvd : ref646 (Access dvd)

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Series XXV: Those Who Left, 1980-1981

Scope and Content Note

Those Who Left (  Los Que Se Fueron) is a 58-minute documentary released in 1980 about Cubans who left their country after the 1959 revolution to live in the United States. In the documentary, Estela Bravo sheds light on major events in the history of US-Cuba relations including Operation Peter Pan and the Mariel Boatlift. The documentary also features interviews with Cuban Americans in favor of normalizing relations between the United States and Cuba, and others who support the overthrow of the communist government in Cuba. This series contains interviews with individuals featured in the documentary, footage of immigration workers, and incomplete portions of the documentary, and an early version of the film, which was originally called  El Dialogo.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Reel: ref2173 Those Who Left
1980
Box: 35 Cassette : ref772 (Videos) Casal, Lourdes: Interview (also other footage)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

Historical/Biographical Note

Lourdes Casal (1938-1981) was a Cuban poet, sociologist, and activist. She participated in anti-Batista activities in college, but later left Cuba following the revolution. She moved to New York City in 1962, where she attended the New School and received a PhD in Social Psychology. In 1969 she founded the Institute of Cuban Studies. She later returned to Cuba on a number of occasions. On a trip to Cuba in 1979, her health deteriorated and she decided to stay, dying there in 1981.

Scope and Content Note

The footage begins with Estela Bravo speaking with several people, then some scenes of group dancing, followed at about 00:01:20, by an interview with Lourdes Casal that lasts for about 17 minutes. At the end is a brief black and white clip with Spanish narration at what appears to be an old building with commemorative signs.

circa 1980
Box: 83 Dvd : ref772 (Access dvd)
Box: 35 Cassette : ref773 (Videos) Casal, Lourdes: Interview (brief)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:09:00.

Scope and Content Note

This brief footage includes about four minutes of an interview with Lourdes Casal. The rest is footage of a march with Estela Bravo speaking to participants. The quality of this footage is poor but it is viewable.

circa 1980
Box: 83 Dvd : ref773 (Access dvd)
Box: 35 Cassette : ref777 (Videos) Casal, Lourdes: Event (with additional footage)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:09:00.

Scope and Content Note

The first portion of the tape appears to be the ending of an event honoring Lourdes Casal. The event features a speech about Casal, which is followed by long applause.

The remainder of the footage is of Estela Bravo and seven young people who represent a group who left Cuba but returned as volunteers for construction projects. Bravo asks a few questions, but mostly the volunteers speak. The sound and image quality are poor, but the footage is viewable.

1980
Box: 83 Dvd : ref777 (Access dvd)
Box: 59 Cassette : ref1353 Casal, Lourdes
circa 1980
Box: 60 Cassette : ref1359 "Catholic Center"
1980
Box: 60 Cassette : ref1354 "Cubans in New York"

Scope and Content Note

Contains interviews of individuals featured in Those Who Left interviewed one year later.

1981 April-May
Box: 55 Cassette : ref1285 "Dialogo R1 Those Who Left"
circa 1980
Box: 55 Cassette : ref1284 "El Dialogo Early Version of Those Who Left"
circa 1980
Box: 37 Cassette : ref789 "Free Havana (Havana Libre) 2 Outside Immigration"
circa 1980
Box: 37 Cassette : ref794 "Free Havana (Havana Libre) 1 Common people's opinion"
circa 1980
Box: 37 Cassette : ref789 (Videos) Footage: Carlos Muniz and interviews with Cuban Immigration staff

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

Historical/Biographical Note

Carlos Muniz Varela (1953-1979), along with his sister, was sent from Cuba to the United States in 1961 as a part of Operation Peter Pan. He later became an outspoken activist in favor of normalization between the United States and Cuba. On April 28, 1979, Muniz was ambushed while driving in San Juan, Puerto Rico and shot several times, most likely by individuals from a counterrevolutionary organization.

Scope and Content Note

The first eight minutes are old black and white footage telling the story of Carlos Muniz. There is no sound. This is followed by Estela Bravo interviewing a room of women in uniform. They are from the Cuban Immigration Department. The final few minutes appear to involve working men outside. There is a line of people waiting to obtain passports. All of the footage is in Spanish.

circa 1980
Box: 83 Dvd : ref789 (Access dvd)
Box: 75 Dvd : ref3 (Access dvd) Footage including events and interviews

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:10:20.

1980
Box: 89 Cassette : ref3 (Videos)
Box: Electronic Records Folder : TW_TAM_616_ER_14 Interview with Estela Bravo

Interview with Estela Bravo   TW_TAM_616_ER_14

circa 1980
Box: 34 Cassette : ref694 "Mariel Flotilla (Those Who Left)"
circa 1980
Box: 55 Cassette : ref1269 Los Que Se Fueron (  Those Who Left) (Could be full-length feature... DV#1)
circa 1980
Box: 55 Cassette : ref1282 Los Que Se Fueron 1st Part
circa 1980
Box: 57 Cassette : ref1303 "Los Que Se Fueron"
circa 1980
Box: 24 Cassette : ref474 "Los que se Fueron"
circa 1980
Box: 45 Cassette : ref980 "Those Who Left #1"
circa 1980
Box: 45 Cassette : ref981 Those Who Left 2nd Part
circa 1980
Box: 55 Cassette : ref1277 "Those Who Left"
circa 1980
Box: 58 Cassette : ref1331 "Those Who Left Historical Footage with Sound #2"
circa 1980

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Series XXVI: The Three Rafters , 1992

Scope and Content Note

The 1992 documentary The Three Rafters(  Tres Balseros) tells the story of two brothers and their cousin who left Cuba illegally on a raft to Miami. They did not tell anyone about their journey, and after a few months of living in the United States, they asked to Cuba's representatives in the United States for permission to return. They were finally able to return to Cuba, and upon their arrival, they share their experiences with relatives who knew nothing of their travels to the United States. Footage from this documentary includes scenes from the three rafters' arrival in Cuba and possibly a full-length copy of the film.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 31 Cassette : ref675 "Tres Balseros"

Scope and Content Note

This is possibly a full-length version of the documentary.

1992
Box: 60 Cassette : ref1389 "Three Rafters - airport"
1992
Box: 54 Cassette : ref1265 "Balseros de Jaime R; more campaign stuff"
1992
Box: 54 Cassette : ref1266 "Cojimar, Jaime R, Jose Marti Airport"
1992

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Series XXVII: Who Am I: The Found Children of Argentina, 2005-2014

Scope and Content Note

The 2007 documentary Who Am I? provides a continuation of Estela Bravo's 1985 film,  Missing Children, tracing the struggle of families of those disappeared during Argentina's "Dirty War" (1976-1983) to discover the fate of their loved ones and to recover the kidnapped children of those who were killed. This film centers on an organization of women known as the " Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo" who gained worldwide recognition for their weekly demonstrations in the center of Buenos Aires and their continued search for missing children.

The film includes interviews with the found children and with people who knew their parents, as well as trial footage related to the prosecution of individuals responsible for carrying out state-sponsored violence against political dissidents. Records in this series include a completed copy of the documentary, raw footage, and a press and promotional materials related to the release of the film.

Historical/Biographical Note

By the time Who Am I? was released in 2007, the number of found children was 88. A new version, released in 2014, provides updates to the story, including the discovery of "Grandchild 114" Guido, the grandson of Estela Carlotto. Carlotto was one of the founders and president of the Grandmothers del Plaza de Mayo and had been searching for her grandson for almost forty years. Upon its release in 2007,  Who Am I? won the Coral Award at the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema; the Telesur Award for Best Documentary on Latin America; Best Documentary at the Toronto Film Festival; Audience Popularity Award at the Cinesul Film Festival in Rio de Janerio; and the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Award at the High Falls Film Festival in Rochester, NY.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 73 Dvd : 11 Who Am I: The Found Children of Argentina

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 Who Am I: The Found Children of Argentina.

2007
Box: 73 Dvd : 12 Who Am I: The Found Children of Argentina "Work in Progress"

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

2007
Box: 56 Cassette : ref1296 "3 Mothers Desaparecidos"

Scope and Content Note

This recording may be from Who Am I: The Found Children of Argentina, but it could also be from   Missing Children.

circa 2007
Box: 56 Cassette : ref1290 "Argentina Dr. Liwsky, visuals, neon signs"
circa 2007
Box: 29 Cassette : ref655 "Argentina's Found Children"
circa 2007
Box: 29 Cassette : ref661 "Argentina's Found Children"
circa 2007
Box: 29 Cassette : ref662 "Argentina's Found Children"
circa 2007
Box: 30 Cassette : ref663 "Argentina's Found Children"
circa 2007
Box: 30 Cassette : ref666 "Argentina's Found Children"
circa 2007
Box: 30 Cassette : ref668 "Argentina's Found Children"
circa 2007
Box: 30 Cassette : ref671 "Argentina's Found Children"
circa 2007
Box: 56 Cassette : ref1287 "Argentina's Found Children Sacha (DV2)"
circa 2007
Box: 29 Cassette : ref656 "Argentina's Found Children- Estela escuela Tatiana"
circa 2007
Box: 30 Cassette : ref667 "Argentina's Found Children (Rossetti)"
circa 2007
Box: 56 Cassette : ref1288 Buenos Aires, view of people in Plaza de Mayo, "tal vez el amor"
2005 August 22
Box: 30 Cassette : ref664 "Camps Plaza Mayo"
undated
Box: 29 Cassette : ref660 "Found Children"
circa 2007
Box: 56 Cassette : ref1294 "Gatica ICAIC"
undated
Box: 56 Cassette : ref1293 "Home of the grandmothers," "Sacha and Carla," Estela Carlotto," and "Photos of children"
circa 2007
Box: 56 Cassette : ref1295 "Buenos Aires street, grandmothers, wheelchair, Estela"
circa 2007
Box: 72 Folder : 26 Press and Promotion
2005, 2014
Box: 30 Cassette : ref665 "Programa TV con las abuelas Rosa y Estela"
undated
Box: 56 Cassette : ref1289 "Universidad" (Possibly Buenos Aires University)
undated

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Series XXVIII: Who's Running the Show, 1987

Historical/Biographical Note

For four days, during Easter Week in 1987, the Argentine people demonstrated in the streets to prevent a military coup that threatened to overturn the elected government. The title of the documentary is taken from a popular chant of the protesters, which asked, "Who's running the show - the military or the people?"

Scope and Content Note

The 28-minute documentary Who's Running the Show? (  Quien Dinge la Batuta) is narrated by Ernesto Bravo, and follows a news reporting style with on-the-street interviews by Estela Bravo to capture the opinions of the protesters and people in the area. The film also shows footage of crowds during the protests, and reactions of elected officials.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 75 Dvd : ref5 (Access dvd) Who's Running the Show? (  Quien Dirige la Batuta)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:28:00.

Scope and Content Note

This is a full-length version of the film Who's Running the Show? (  Quien Dinge la Batuta). This film is in Spanish.

1987
Box: 89 Cassette : ref5 (Videos)
Box: 55 Cassette : ref1280 Who's Running the Show? (  Quien Dirige la Batuta)
circa 1995
Box: 31 Cassette : ref681 "Running the Show- Pepe in Chile"
circa 1987

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Series XXIX: Independent and Unidentified Footage, 1980-2014

Scope and Content Note

The series contains an assortment of recordings. Some of the videos contain footage that was shot independently, and not for a specific film. Examples of these recordings include clips from Brazil, from Mexico, and an interview concerning the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). This series also contains several clips relating to Nelson Mandela for which the specific film cannot be determined. Other footage that cannot be associated with a specific film due to lack of contextual information is also included in this series. An example is an interview Bravo conducted with three individuals in New York. The original box annotations suggest that these individuals are Dominicans but there is no indication of the specific film. The conversation with these individuals continues on more than one cassette. It is unclear whether this is independent material or may have been created for a specific film.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 59 Cassette : ref1338 "2nd Anniversary of the War of the Malvinas (No Borrar)"
undated
Box: 63 Cassette : ref1065 "Acto monumento Rosenberg" (Rosenberg memorial ceremony)

Scope and Content Note

Annotations refer to Cuba's monument to the Rosenbergs.

undated
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1060 "Airport, Alarcon"
1994 August 31
Box: 50 Cassette : ref1159 "Arrival to Cuba"

Scope and Content Note

This recording may be associated with either the Cuban Excludables or  Miami-Havana.

1994
Box: 81 Dvd : ref433 (Access dvd) "Balsero Iglesia Raul Suarez"

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

Historical/Biographical Note

Reverend Raul Suarez is the founder and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center in Havana. He was pastor of the Cuban Ebenezer Baptist Church from 1971-2005, and served for a time as president of the Council of Churches.

undated
Box: 92 Cassette : ref433 (Videos)
Box: 63 Cassette : ref1068 "Balsero Museum #49"
undated
Box: 50 Cassette : ref1167 "Balseros (rafters) US Coast Guard ABC News"

Scope and Content Note

This recording may be associated with either the Cuban Excludables or  Miami-Havana.

1991 November 7
Box: 50 Cassette : ref1169 "Bloque II"

Scope and Content Note

This recording may be associated with either the Cuban Excludables or  Miami-Havana.

undated
Box: 80 Dvd : ref387 (Access dvd) "Brazil"

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

undated
Box: 92 Cassette : ref387 (Videos)
Box: 59 Cassette : ref1358 "Brazil Football"
undated
Box: 66 Cassette : ref1321 "Bump' Tape - Various Films: Widow of Luciano Nieves; Felipe Rivero; Bryan O. Walsh

Historical/Biographical Note

Luciano Nieves was a Cuban exile living in the United States. In 1975, he was ambushed and murdered in the parking lot of Miami Children's Hospital, after visiting his 11-year-old son. Nieves had been speaking out in support of negotiations with the Cuban government.

Scope and Content Note

According to Bravo, this footage relates to several films, and includes footage of the widow of Luciano Nieves; Felipe Rivero, who participated involved in the Bay of Pigs invasion; and Father Bryan O'Walsh, the Catholic priest who conveyed 14,000 Cuban children to Miami in Operation Peter Pan.

undated
Box: 49 Cassette : ref1395 "Carnavales de Estela Bravo"
undated
Box: 87 Cassette : ref590 (Videos) "Cuba Central Puerto Artemisa"

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

undated
Box: 82 Dvd : ref590 (Access dvd)
Box: Electronic Records Folder : TW_TAM_616_ER_12 Documentary List and Trailer

Documentary List and Trailer   TW_TAM_616_ER_12

2014
Box: 58 Cassette : ref1319 "Escoria" of Union City Interviews

Historical/Biographical Note

The term "escoria" refers to a statement made by Fidel Castro about Cuban exiles, comparing those who left to escoria (scum).

Scope and Content Note

This film contains interviews with individuals critical of Fidel Castro.

undated
Box: 55 Cassette : ref1276 Union City Interviews
1980
Box: 66 Cassette : ref1360 Union City Interviews

Scope and Content Note

Ad hoc interviews with Cubans recently arrived during the Mariel boatlift, in Union City, New Jersey.

circa 1980
Box: 34 Cassette : ref693 "Union City #2, AL's Hub Caps, Ricky in Apt and Drugs #1"
undated
Box: 49 Cassette : ref1392 "ESSAIS #1 - Missile - Wayne Smith"
undated
Box: Electronic Records Folder : TW_TAM_616_ER_13 Estela and Ernesto Bravo Interview

Estela and Ernesto Bravo Interview   TW_TAM_616_ER_13

undated
Box: 41 Cassette : ref826 (Videos) Fajardo, Panchita: footage; Create the Future film

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:27:00.

Scope and Content Note

The first approximately 12 minutes involve Panchita Fajardo. The footage features discussions between Estela Bravo and Fajardo, as well as moments with Raul and Fidel Castro, and Carlos Rafael Rodriguez.

The next part begins with Fidel Castro speaking about energy. The clip is followed by a short film produced by the Atomic Energy Commission of Cuba titled Create the Future, which runs from 00:13:45 - 00:26:00. The film is in Spanish.

Historical/Biographical Note

Dr. Francisca Rivera Arocha, also known as Panchita Fajardo, was one of the early female physicians in Cuba. Her son, Major Manuel 'Piti' Fajardo Rivera, was also a physician. He was killed during the Revolution; her daughter-in-law was a professor of medicine who worked with Ernesto Bravo.

undated
Box: 83 Dvd : ref826 (Access dvd)
Box: 60 Cassette : ref1382 "House on Aguila Street Dina/Mercedes/Ramon"
1992 March 1
Box: 84 Dvd : ref588 (Access dvd) Interview concerning anti-Castro terrorism ("Ojo Importante")

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

Scope and Content Note

This video begins with stills of a wedding, and the remainder is footage is a young man speaking in Spanish. He talks about attacks and assassinations carried out by far-right-wing, anti-Castro terrorist groups, mentioning a bombing of the Cuban Mission to the UN carried out by a New Jersey-based group Omega 7. He also speaks about the larger context of these groups and discusses the assassinations of Orlando Letelier, Carlos Muniz, and Eulalio Negrin. He describes the origin of these organizations and suggests that many of their actions are motivated by anti-Castro propaganda from the United States.

undated
Box: 87 Cassette : ref588 (Videos)
Box: 82 Dvd : ref591 (Access dvd) Interview with Dominicans in New York City

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

Scope and Content Note

This is footage of an on-the-street interview of three Dominicans. Estela Bravo speaks with them, in Spanish, about various topics including the Reagan administration and the experience of the Spanish-speaking population in New York. They are very critical of Reagan and his policies, which they call "anti-Latin." They talk about the economic recession in the United States, lack of representation, lack of support for poor communities, and the difficulty of uniting Latin Americans in the United States because they come from so many different countries. They address other concerns, including the difficulty of organizing for more rights because they are too busy working at low wage jobs. Bravo asks their opinions about American policies on Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Honduras. They also discuss how the United States addresses problems such as drug addiction and violence.

circa 1980s
Box: 87 Cassette : ref591 (Videos)
Box: 70 Cassette : ref931 (Videos) Interview with Dominicans, End of Interview ("Car, Children, Nothing Special" ) B roll

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Betacam. Access DVD Runtime: 00:03:13.

undated
Box: 85 Dvd : ref931 (Access dvd)
Box: 87 Cassette : ref594 (Videos) Interview re: FARC

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:23:00.

Scope and Content Note

This is an interview (in Spanish) with Raul Herrera or Viera, a FARC member, who discusses the history of the organization and its goals, as well as its view of US imperialism and US policies in Latin America after the Cuban Revolution. He talks about guerilla movements and the use of violence, and about a war for peace and social and economic reform. He also speaks about Camilo Torres as a hero in Colombia.

undated
Box: 82 Dvd : ref594 (Access dvd)
Box: 60 Cassette : ref1349 Interviews with people on the streets of Havana (On the corner of H and 21st streets)
undated
Box: 60 Cassette : ref1376 "Jamaica University"
undated
Box: 91 Cassette : ref368 (Videos) Labrandero, Daniel - Event footage

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:21:48.

Historical/Biographical Note

Daniel Labrandero was born in Spain and was a former Loyalist who fought against Franco in the Spanish Civil War. He subsequently was killed in Cuba in the fighting against Batista.

Scope and Content Note

Fidel speaks at a commemoration attended by Cuban veterans of the Spanish Civil War.

undated
Box: 80 Dvd : ref368 (Access dvd)
Box: 59 Cassette : ref1339 "Madre de Tato"
undated
Box: 65 Cassette : ref1318 Mandela, Nelson

Scope and Content Note

This film contains newsreel footage, most likely of Nelson Mandela in Cuba.

undated
Box: 83 Dvd : ref753 (Access dvd) Mandela, Nelson: Footage of inauguration (Fidel Castro attends)

Scope and Content Note

This footage includes much of Nelson Mandela's inauguration, including arrival of dignitaries such as Al and Tipper Gore, Jesse Jackson, and Fidel Castro. The footage shows Mandela taking an oath and several speeches related to the inauguration. At the very end there is a brief clip of a ball game and a news clip from Lima.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

1994
Box: 42 Cassette : ref753 (Videos)
Box: 83 Dvd : ref835 (Access dvd) Mandela news clips, release from prison

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:50:54.

Scope and Content Note

Contains news clips from CNN, ABC, and several other news sources. They mostly relate to Nelson Mandela's release from prison. This video contains duplicated content from other videos.

1990 February
Box: 43 Cassette : ref835 (Videos)
Box: 83 Dvd : ref757 (Access dvd) "Mandela Parlamento"

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

Scope and Content Note

This brief footage appears to concern the Mandela government in South Africa. There is a press conference in Cape Town and off air recordings from Cuban TV. The sound is inconsistent.

undated
Box: 42 Cassette : ref757 (Videos)
Box: 39 Cassette : ref805 "McNamara Speaks, Jorge Risquet, Wayne Smith"
undated
Box: 67 Cassette : ref1329 "Mexico (Mex 1)"

Scope and Content Note

This video contains footage of the aftermath of an earthquake in Mexico. Footage does not appear in any of Bravo's released films to date.

undated
Box: 59 Cassette : ref1328 "Mexico (Mex 4)"

Scope and Content Note

This video contains footage of the aftermath of an earthquake in Mexico. Footage does not appear in any of Bravo's released films to date.

undated
Box: 66 Cassette : ref1356 "Miami-Havana - English; Flotilla - English"

Scope and Content Note

This video may contain footage from both Miami-Havana and  Flotilla to Cuba.

undated
Box: 35 Cassette : ref766 (Videos) Prestes, Luis Carlos: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:21:29.

Historical/Biographical Note

Luis Carlos Prestes (1898-1990) was a Brazilian revolutionary. He led rebels on a three-year trek (beginning in 1924) through the interior of Brazil in an attempt to spark a rebellion in the countryside. The attempt failed, but he became a romantic figure in Brazil and went on to lead the Brazilian Communist Party. He was imprisoned after a 1935 uprising, but released after World War II, and served for a short time as a senator.

undated
Box: 83 Dvd : ref766 (Access dvd)
Box: 35 Cassette : ref769 (Videos) Prestes, Luis Carlos: Interview (brief) and Brazil footage

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format Umatic. Access DVD Runtime: 00:05:00.

Scope and Content Note

This tape includes footage shot in Brazil, including a short clip of Estela Bravo interviewing Luis Carlos Prestes. The picture quality is poor and there is a constant hum that interferes with the sound. It is, however, viewable and understandable.

undated
Box: 83 Dvd : ref769 (Access dvd)
Box: 59 Cassette : ref1350 Rosenberg Children
undated
Box: 60 Cassette : ref1352 "Rosenberg "
undated
Box: 42 Cassette : ref756 Theodrakis, Mikis: Interview

Historical/Biographical Note

Mikis Theodrakis is a famous Greek composer and supporter of Cuba/Castro. He has been a member of the Greek parliament and a government minister, as well as a spokesman for left-liberal causes and against repressive Greek regimes. This interview is not associated with one of Bravo's documentaries.

undated
Box: 83 Dvd : ref654 (Access dvd) Various clips: "Mandela"

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

Scope and Content Note

The footage is varied, beginning with some clips from Nelson Mandela's inauguration along with some associated news coverage. This is followed by an interview fragment with an unidentified interviewee. Starting at 00:08:30 the video focuses on an American group being recognized as part of the Friendshipment program. It includes a speech by a Cuban dignitary, and then the awarding of medals to each of the Americans.

undated
Box: 93 Cassette : ref654 (Videos)
Box: 59 Cassette : ref1351 "Cuban terrorists Santana"
undated
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1069 "Orlando Bosch sells lemons and angry crowd destroys Veronica Castro's star"

Scope and Content Note

According to Estela Bravo, this footage involves some anti-Castro actions against an actress. It is unclear whether footage of Orlando Bosch is present on the tape.

undated

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Series XXX: Collected Ephemera and Publications, 1968-2014

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of an assortment of ephemera, clippings, and published materials collected by Estela and Ernesto Bravo. Clippings include copies of articles about Estela Bravo's films, interviews, reviews, and biographical articles about her career as a filmmaker. A large portion of this series consists of programs for conferences and documentary film festivals. Bravo's films were shown at many of these festivals but not all. The series also contains several playbills from dance and theatrical performances attended by the Bravos. Playbills do not relate to filmmaking, but rather reflect the artistic interests of the Bravos. Additionally, the series contains copies of the documentaries Porque Moncada? and  Manos a la Obra. These documentaries were not created by Estela Bravo, but they address topics similar to those featured in her films.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 72 Folder : 27 Camp Kinderland 90th Anniversary Program
2014 October
Box: 72 Folder : 28 Clippings and Ephemera About the Career of Estela Bravo
1985-2014
Reel: ref2174 Documentary: Manos a la Obra
undated
Reel: ref2175 Documentary: Porque Moncada?
undated
Box: 72 Folder : 29 Estela Bravo: Tal Como Es/The Way She Is
1992
Box: 72 Folder : 30 Federation of Cuban Women Pamphlet
undated
Box: 72 Folder : 31 Global Peace Film Festival Program
2013 September 17-22
Box: 72 Folder : 32 Informatica Conference Program
1990
Box: 72 Folder : 33 Lenin Poster (Alfredo Rostgaard)
1970
Box: 72 Folder : 34 Pedogagica Conferences
1986, 1990
Box: 72 Folder : 35 Playbills and Programs: Dance
1968-1969
Box: 72 Folder : 36 Playbills and Programs: Galleries and Libraries
1968-1984
Box: 72 Folder : 37 Playbills and Programs: Music and Theater
1968-1969
Box: 73 Dvd : 17 Promotional DVD: Picture Your Next Shoot in Rochester NY

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

undated
Box: 72 Folder : 38 Urbanworld Film Festival Program
2001 August 1-5
Box: 72 Folder : 39 Varadero Tourism Pamphlet
circa 1960-1969
Box: 72 Folder : 40 Workers Unite Film Festival Program
2014 May 9-19

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Series XXXI: Estela and Ernesto Bravo Family Films, 1953-1969

Scope and Content Note

This series contains a small collection of family films recorded by Estela Bravo between the 1950s and 1960s. Reels contain footage of events including parties, vacations, and visits with family. They feature the Bravos during the early years of their marriage and include footage of personal moments with their children and friends. The home movies were shot in a number of locations including New York, Miami, Paris, and São Paulo. A set of reels in this series were numbered 1-7; these numbers were created by Estela and Ernesto Bravo. Several reels were accompanied with limited contextual information and have yet to be identified. Family films that are in digital formats contain similar content as several of the reels, and many have been modified to contain sound. Several videos have been overlayed with music, while others contain audio of Estela Bravo explaining events captured in the films. Contents of these videos largely document the travels of the Bravos in the 1950s.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 74 Reel : ref2116 1. Transfer
undated
Box: 74 Reel : ref2120 2. Despedida
undated
Box: 74 Reel : ref2119 3. Festival
undated
Box: 74 Reel : ref2113 4. Paris
undated
Box: 74 Reel : ref2117 5. [Unlabeled Reel]
undated
Box: 74 Reel : ref2118 6. São Paulo
undated
Box: 74 Reel : ref2115 7. Blakiin
undated
Box: Electronic Records Folder : TW_TAM_616_ER_15 Argentinian Parade in Paris

Argentinian Parade in Paris   TW_TAM_616_ER_15

1953
Box: Electronic Records Folder : TW_TAM_616_ER_16 Auschwitz Nazi Concentration Camp

Auschwitz Nazi Concentration Camp   TW_TAM_616_ER_16

1953
Box: Electronic Records Folder : TW_TAM_616_ER_17 Bravos Honeymoon

Bravos Honeymoon   TW_TAM_616_ER_17

1956
Box: Electronic Records Folder : TW_TAM_616_ER_18 Bravos Leaving New York

Bravos Leaving New York   TW_TAM_616_ER_18

1955
Box: Electronic Records Folder : TW_TAM_616_ER_19 Bravo at the White House

Bravo at the White House   TW_TAM_616_ER_19

1953
Box: Electronic Records Folder : TW_TAM_616_ER_20 Bravo in Paris

Bravo in Paris   TW_TAM_616_ER_20

1953
Box: Electronic Records Folder : TW_TAM_616_ER_21 Bravo in Poland: World Student Congress

Bravo in Poland: World Student Congress   TW_TAM_616_ER_21

1953
Box: Electronic Records Folder : TW_TAM_616_ER_22 Bravo in São Paulo Brazil at Student Conference

Bravo in São Paulo Brazil at Student Conference   TW_TAM_616_ER_22

1954
Box: Electronic Records Folder : TW_TAM_616_ER_23 Bravo in Warsaw

Bravo in Warsaw   TW_TAM_616_ER_23

1953
Box: Electronic Records Folder : TW_TAM_616_ER_24 Family in Argentina

Family in Argentina   TW_TAM_616_ER_24

1956
Box: Electronic Records Folder : TW_TAM_616_ER_25 Festival de la Juventud

Festival de la Juventud   TW_TAM_616_ER_25

1953
Box: Electronic Records Folder : TW_TAM_616_ER_26 Leaving by Boat New York to France

Leaving by Boat New York to France   TW_TAM_616_ER_26

1953
Box: 74 Reel : ref2112_01 Long Beach - Lindell & Ocean, Este & Ernesto Visit
1958 June
Box: 74 Reel : ref2112_02
Box: Electronic Records Folder : TW_TAM_616_ER_27 Meeting with Koreans

Meeting with Koreans   TW_TAM_616_ER_27

1953
Box: 74 Reel : ref2121 Que Quien
1954
Box: 74 Reel : ref2111_01 Statue de Liberty; Marvin Leiner
1969 May
Box: 74 Reel : 2111_02
Box: 74 Reel : ref2114 Unidentified - Illegible
undated

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