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

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

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on December 21, 2018
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

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

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bravo, Estela
Creator: Bravo, Ernesto
Title: Estela and Ernesto Bravo Film and Video Collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1954-2014
Dates [bulk]: 1980-2010
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
Sponsor: Digitization and description of 225 videos was made possible by a generous grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)

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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 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 Estela 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 Alarcón, Vilma Espín, 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. Additionally, there are many interviews that exceed the duration of a single tape, and are recorded on multiple tapes. These interviews will contain pauses and breaks in the conversation to allow the videographer to change tapes.

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 32 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.

Series XXXII: Gema de Cuba, Estela and Ernesto Bravo's most recent documentary, was added to the collection in 2017 and has not been incorporated into the existing arrangement.

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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, 1926-2016
  • 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 -- Cuba.

Subject Organizations

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

Subject Topics

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

Subject Places

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

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright to materials in this collection, created by Estela and Ernesto Bravo, was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

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.

Audiovisual Access Policies and Procedures

Access to audiovisual materials in this collection is available through digitized access copies. 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 request 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) requested. A staff member will respond to you with further information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Estela and Ernesto Bravo in 2012; additional materials were donated by the Bravos in 2013, 2015, 2015, and 2017, and by Angela Carrenno in 2015.

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. Duplicate copies of full-length documentaries were deaccessioned and remaining videos were incorporated into series based on the documentaries with which they correspond.

In 2017, a copy of the documentary Gema de Cuba was added to the collection as Series XXXII:  Gema de Cuba.

In 2018, 255 videos were digitized and described at the item-level.

Appraisal

Twelve tapes were damaged beyond repair and removed from the collection. Duplicate recordings of completed documentaries on VHS, Betacam and digital formats were also removed from the collection. Additionally, a small number of electronic files that were 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: 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. Duration: 00:52:27.

circa 1988
Box: 79 Dvd : ref317 (Access dvd)
Box: 48 Cassette : ref1074 (Videos) Black, Helen: Summer Camp Footage

Scope and Contents

This video features footage of Helen Black's religious summer camp in Cuba. It begins with footage of a music lesson in the camp's chapel, and then shows campers playing volleyball on a large lawn. The video also shows Helen Black and Estela Bravo walking to a pond where several of the campers are swimming. Bravo and Black talk informally about the camp property and briefly about Elfriede Mahler, who Bravo also featured in her documentary Americans in Cuba.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:20:35.

1988 August 24
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1074 (Access dvd)
Box: 12 Cassette : ref285 (Videos) Black, Helen: Interview

Scope and Contents

This video features an interview with Helen Black. She begins by discussing the religious summer camps she runs in Cuba, and notes that the camps have not had any problems operating under Cuban government rules. She discusses her identity as an American in Cuba, traveling to Cuba for the first time in 1948, and her decision to stay after the revolution. She describes some of the changes she saw in Cuba after the revolution, and talks generally about how religious people and religion is treated in the country.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:19:42.


1988 August 25
Box: 97 Dvd : ref285 (Access dvd)
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 (Videos) Black, Helen: Interview

Scope and Contents

This interview with Helen Black begins with a discussion about her work in religious summer camps and her first travels to Cuba in 1951. She describes the types of people who came to her camps and the effect of the revolution on the religious community in which she lived. She explains that her camps were allowed to operate much like they did before the revolution, although government required the camps seek permission to operate. She discusses her family in the United States and the difficulties of traveling between the two countries. She also talks about what she sees as the positive and negative changes in Cuba since the revolution. At the end of the video she shares her personal philosophy in both English and Spanish, and explains that her biggest desire in life is to do God's will and help others embrace his message.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:21:08.

1988 August 25
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1083 (Access dvd)
Box: 48 Cassette : ref1082 (Videos) 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.

Scope and Contents

This interview with Lorna Burdsall begins with a discussion about her background as a dancer and the events that brought her to Cuba. She explains that she met her husband who was Cuban in 1953, and moved to Cuba with him in 1955. She discusses her love of modern dance, and describes joining the Department of Modern Dance in Cuba's National Theater in the early 1960s. She talks about her dance career in Cuba and the country has shaped her life. She discusses her experience performing, training and recruiting dancers, and the subsidies the government provides to the arts. She also discusses traveling between the US and Cuba, and some of the problems the country faces because of its poor relationship with the United States.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:21:17.

1988 May 17
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1082 (Access dvd)
Box: 12 Cassette : ref270 (Videos) Burdsall, Lorna: Dance Class "Cassette #13"

Scope and Contents

This video begins with footage of Lorna Brudsall's dance class. At minute 9:30 the footage features a group interview with class members and Burdsall. Members of the class discuss what they like about the class, their personal backgrounds, their jobs outside of the class, and the reasons they were attracted to taking dance classes with Burdsall.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:18:23.


1988 May 18
Box: 97 Dvd : ref270 (Access dvd)
Box: 12 Cassette : ref273 (Videos) Burdsall, Lorna: Dance Class "Cassette #14"

Scope and Contents

This video features footage from a dance class led by Lorna Burdsall.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:11:25.


1988 May 18
Box: 97 Dvd : ref273 (Access dvd)
Box: 48 Cassette : ref1090 (Videos) Burdsall, Burdsall / Paskalitis, Barbara: Interview Segments

Scope and Contents

This video contains portions of interviews with Lorna Burdsall and Barbara Paskilitis and her family. Footage on this video appears to have been copied from other tapes and features interview segments duplicated elsewhere in the series. Video and audio quality of this recording is poor.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 01:09:12.

circa 1988
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1090 (Access dvd)
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. Duration: 01:00:02.

1988
Box: 79 Dvd : ref324 (Access dvd)
Box: 48 Cassette : ref1087 (Videos) Kroehler, Lois: Interview "Matanzas #27"

Scope and Contents

This video features an interview with Lois Kroehler. She begins by discussing how she first traveled to Cuba in 1949 to work as an English secretary, and soon began teaching English in a Presbyterian school. She describes her decision to stay in Cuba after the revolution and finding work as a music teacher with the Christian Education Team. She discusses her teaching and her religious work, and describes her experience traveling between the US and Cuba as an American living in Cuba. The interview largely focuses on religion in Cuba, and Kroehler's experience working as a religious teacher in the years since the revolution.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:19:25.

1988 May 24
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1087 (Access dvd)
Box: 63 Cassette : ref1088 Kroehler, Lois "(Matanzas) #29"
1988 May 24
Box: 12 Cassette : ref288 (Videos) Kroehler, Lois: Seminary in Matanzas

Scope and Contents

This video begins with a discussion with Lois Kroehler and her students at the Christian seminary where she teaches in Cuba. Kroehler and the students begin by singing a song, and then the group discuss what Kroehler is like as a teacher. Kroehler describes her life in Cuba and in the seminary, and discusses the misconceptions about Cuba she has encountered when talking to other Americans. The second half of the video features footage of Kroehler in the classroom leading a group of students in a lesson on translation.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:20:51.


1988 May 24
Box: 97 Dvd : ref288 (Access dvd)
Box: 12 Cassette : ref286 (Videos) Kroehler, Lois: Cardenas

Scope and Contents

This video begins with footage of Lois Kroehler teaching English in a school in Cuba. It then cuts to footage of a beach near the town of Cardenas, Cuba. Kroehler describes the beach and the town where she lives, and briefly discusses her work for the Presbyterian Church. The end of the video features footage of Kroehler leading choir practice.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:18:32.


1988 May 24
Box: 97 Dvd : ref286 (Access dvd)
Box: 12 Cassette : ref276 (Videos) Kroehler, Lois: Interview and Songs

Scope and Contents

This video begins with Lois Kroehler playing guitar and singing songs. The first two songs she sings are in English. She then sings a version of "No Man Is an Island," which she translated into Spanish. Kroehler then describes in Spanish the story of how she came to live in Cuba. She explains that she traveled to Cuba to learn Spanish, and after 2 years of working as a secretary was asked to stay and work as a teacher at a Jesuit school. She later began teaching classes in music and English. Kroehler also discusses the difficulty of seeing her family in the United States. She explains that it took many years until her family was able to visit her in Cuba.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:18:10.


1988 May 24
Box: 97 Dvd : ref276 (Access dvd)
Box: 12 Cassette : ref287 (Videos) Kroehler, Lois: Interview

Scope and Contents

This interview with Lois Kroehler begins with a discussion in Spanish of her decision to move to Cuba and her experience in Cuba as a Christian. She talks at length about being a Christian in a communist country and her personal process of overcoming her own anti-communist prejudice. She discusses the United States relationship with Cuba and Latin America in general, and expresses a hope that the United States will act as a more collaborative neighbor, and do more to consider the struggles of people in the third world. The video ends with footage of signs and the countryside outside of Matanzas, Cuba.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:11:35.


1988 May 24
Box: 97 Dvd : ref287 (Access dvd)
Box: 89 Cassette : ref290 (Videos) Mahler, Elfriede: Interview (Guantanamo)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 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: 78 Dvd : ref290 (Access dvd [31142062723591])
Box: 89 Cassette : ref293 (Videos) Mahler, Elfriede: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:25:00.

circa 1988
Box: 78 Dvd : ref293 (Access dvd [31142062723591])
Box: 90 Cassette : ref303 (Videos) Mahler, Elfriede: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:22:47.

circa 1988
Box: 78 Dvd : ref303 (Access dvd [31142062723591])
Box: 90 Cassette : ref295 (Videos) Mahler, Elfriede

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:22:02.

circa 1988
Box: 78 Dvd : ref295 (Access dvd [31142062723591])
Box: 90 Cassette : ref307 (Videos) Mahler, Elfriede

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:20:09.

circa 1988
Box: 79 Dvd : ref307 (Access dvd)
Box: 90 Cassette : ref301 (Videos) Mahler, Elfriede at art school ("Esceula de Arte")

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:21:18.

circa 1988
Box: 78 Dvd : ref301 (Access dvd [31142062723591])
Box: 90 Cassette : ref305 (Videos) Mahler, Elfriede at art school

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:14:50.

circa 1988
Box: 78 Dvd : ref305 (Access dvd [31142062723591])
Box: 90 Cassette : ref297 (Videos) Mahler, Elfriede (ballet group)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:18:03.

circa 1988
Box: 78 Dvd : ref297 (Access dvd [31142062723591])
Box: 89 Cassette : ref292 (Videos) Mahler, Elfriede (Cultural Center)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:21:07.

circa 1988
Box: 78 Dvd : ref292 (Access dvd [31142062723591])
Box: 90 Cassette : ref300 (Videos) Mahler, Elfriede at Stone Zoo (Zoologico de Piedra) near Guantanamo

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:27:04.

circa 1988
Box: 78 Dvd : ref300 (Access dvd [31142062723591])
Box: 12 Cassette : ref304 Mahler, Elfriede "Zoologico de Piedra"
circa 1988
Box: 90 Cassette : ref294 (Videos) Mahler, Elfriede and Jean [McEvoy]

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:19:00.

circa 1988
Box: 78 Dvd : ref294 (Access dvd [31142062723591])
Box: 91 Cassette : ref321 (Videos) Mahler, Elfriede and Jean McEvoy

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:21:00.

Scope and Content Note

Most of the footage on this tape is devoted to Elfreide 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: 79 Dvd : ref321 (Access dvd)
Box: 90 Cassette : ref296 (Videos) McEvoy, Jean: Interview (at her home)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:19:01.

circa 1988
Box: 78 Dvd : ref296 (Access dvd [31142062723591])
Box: 90 Cassette : ref298 (Videos) McEvoy, Jean: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:22:02.

circa 1988
Box: 78 Dvd : ref298 (Access dvd [31142062723591])
Box: 90 Cassette : ref299 (Videos) McEvoy, Jean: Interview ("I am an American" annotation on box)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:20:35.

circa 1988
Box: 78 Dvd : ref299 (Access dvd [31142062723591])
Box: 90 Cassette : ref302 (Videos) McEvoy, Jean at Guantanamo church

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:19:36.

circa 1988
Box: 78 Dvd : ref302 (Access dvd [31142062723591])
Box: 90 Cassette : ref306 (Videos) McEvoy, Jean at church ("Iglesia Misa")

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:16:08.

circa 1988
Box: 78 Dvd : ref306 (Access dvd [31142062723591])
Box: 48 Cassette : ref1076 (Videos) Menendez, Pablo: Interview "Cassette #5"

Scope and Contents

This interview with Paul (Pablo) Menendez begins with a discussion about how he first traveled to Cuba to study music when he was 14 years old. He explains that his mother, singer Barbara Dane, performed in Cuba and later arranged for him to attend a music school there in 1966. He explains that youth in California in the 1960s were detached and had a very pessimistic view of the future. He explains that life in Cuba at that time felt very different and students were engaged in political climate of the early revolutionary government. He describes meeting his wife at the school he attended, and explains that they married after he had only lived in Cuba for a year. He was only 15 years old at the time.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:20:37.

1988 May 16
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1076 (Access dvd)
Box: 48 Cassette : ref1077 (Videos) Menendez, Pablo: Interview "Cassette #6"

Scope and Contents

In this interview Paul (Pablo) Menendez discusses first traveling to Cuba in his adolescence to study music. He discusses his early impressions of life in Cuba at the time, including attending the memorial to Che Guevara in 1967. The bulk of the interview focuses on his music career in Cuba, and his work with his band Mescla. He discusses the state salary the Cuban government provides for his work as a musician and the creative freedom he feels the system offers him. Menendez also discusses his identity as an American living in Cuba, and his comfort moving in and out of both cultures. The of the video features a brief interview in Spanish with his wife who talks about being married to an American in Cuba.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:20:23.

1988 May 16
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1077 (Access dvd)
Box: 48 Cassette : ref1078 (Videos) Menendez, Pablo: Interview "Cassette #7"

Scope and Contents

This video features an interview with Paul (Pablo) Menendez and his family. It begins with his wife discussing her experience of being married to an American. She discusses visits to the United States, including New York City and California, and describes the experience as a first-hand lesson in capitalism. She discusses the reason she chose to live in Cuba over a life in the United States, and explains that as an actress she would rather perform in her country. Their son also joins the conversation and discusses his education at a music school where he is studying classical guitar. Menendez then discusses freedom of expression in Cuban music, and certain restrictions that the state places on music that it distributes. He ends with a brief discussion about his hopes for the world in the post-colonial era of the late-20th century.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:20:09.

1988 May 16
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1078 (Access dvd)
Box: 14 Cassette : ref315 Menendez, Pablo
circa 1988
Box: 48 Cassette : ref1079 (Videos) Menendez, Pablo: Still Images / Marjorie Moore in the Class

Scope and Contents

The first half of this video features shots Paul (Pablo) Menendez's family photographs. They feature images of Menendez with his family, friends, and band members. They also feature several images of his wife's stage performances. At minute 11:45 the tape changes to footage of Marjorie Moore's class on English for medical students. The bulk of this footage features Moore and her students working through course exercises.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:20:34.

1988 May 16-17
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1079 (Access dvd)
Box: 63 Cassette : ref1072 (Videos [31142063166188]) Moore, Marjorie: Interview (part 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.

Scope and Contents

In this interview with Marjorie Moore, she begins by introducing herself and explaining how she moved to Cuba in 1950 following her marriage to Cuban businessman Luis Rios. She discusses her wealthy life in Cuba prior to the revolution, and explains why she and her husband decided to stay. At minute 9:30 Rios joins the interview and they both describe their decisions to support the revolution despite pressure from Rios's family to leave the country. They discuss their lives and work after the revolution, and Moore talks specifically her contribution to Cuba's 1961 literacy campaign. Finally, they briefly discuss the housing shortage in Cuba, and explain that the shortage has forced them to share a home with their two adult daughters and grandchildren.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 0:20:30.


1988 May 15
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1072 (Access dvd)
Box: 63 Cassette : ref1073 (Videos [31142063166188]) Moore, Marjorie: Interview (part 2)

Scope and Contents

This video features portions of an interview with Marjorie Moore and her husband Luis Rios. Moore and Rios discuss what their lives were like prior to the Cuban revolution and their decision to stay in Cuba. Moore discusses her identity as an American living in Cuba, and her relationship with her family living in America. She explains that her family is not sympathetic to the revolution, and expresses disappointment that US and Cuba have not maintained better relations. Both Rios and Moore discuss how the revolution shaped the direction of their lives, and explain that they stayed in Cuba because of their positive impressions of Fidel Castro. They also briefly discuss raising children in Cuba and the community of Americans who came to live in Cuba following the revolution. Much of the interview features loud background noises that make portions difficult to hear.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:21:06.


1988 May 15
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1073 (Access dvd)
Box: 63 Cassette : ref1075 (Videos [31142063166188]) Moore, Marjorie: Interview (part 3)

Scope and Contents

In this brief interview Marjorie Moore discusses the difficulty of traveling to the United States from Cuba, and notes it has been 10 years since she last visited. She mentions her family's disapproval of her decision to remain in Cuba after the revolution and their unwillingness to visit her. She briefly discusses her work organizing a teacher training program for English teachers in Medical Science. The bulk of the video features background footage, including a brief discussion with Moore, her husband Luis Rios, their daughter Pamela, and her two children. The video also includes footage infrastructure problems in their neighborhood, and stills of black and white photographs of Moore and Rios in the 1950s.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:15:01.


1988 May 15
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1075 (Access dvd)
Box: 12 Cassette : ref289 (Videos) Paskalitis, Barbara: At Work

Scope and Contents

This video features a discussion with Barbara Paskalitis at her work in a jewelry workshop. Paskalitis begins by discussing her work cutting and shaping tortoise shells for necklaces, bracelets, and rings. She talks about her experience working in the factory and her relationship with her co-workers as the only American in the group. The video features conversations with several of Paskalitis's co-workers who talk about what it is like to work with Paskalitis and the work they perform in the company. The video ends with Paskalitis talking about the advancement of women's rights and economic independence in the period following the Cuban Revolution.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:21:08.


1988 May 23
Box: 97 Dvd : ref289 (Access dvd)
Box: 12 Cassette : ref274 (Videos) Paskalitis, Barbara: Interview with Family

Scope and Contents

This video features an interview with Barbara Paskalitis and her family at their home in Cuba. It begins with Paskalitis speaking about the reason she moved to Cuba, and what her life has been like since the revolution. She discusses her memories of shortages of food and services, but says that access to products has improved over the years. She and her family discuss aspects of life in Cuba that they appreciate, like access to free education and good employment. They also discuss shortcomings in Cuban life including poor transportation, housing shortages, and poor service in consumer establishments. Paskalitis and her family also discuss traveling to the United States as Cuban-Americans, and their encounters with American customs agents.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:21:00.


1988 May 22
Box: 97 Dvd : ref274 (Access dvd)
Box: 48 Cassette : ref1084 (Videos) Paskalitis, Barbara: Interview "Cassette #15"

Scope and Contents

This video features and interview with Barbara Paskalitis and her family. The interview begins with Paskalitis introducing her family and explaining how they came to live in Cuba. She explains that her husband Paul, who was a Greek maritime worker, was deported from the United State during the McCarthy era. Paskalitis explains that Paul's union activism made him a political target during the McCarthy era, and her children describe the impact of his deportation on their family. Paskalitis describes how the family moved to Cuba in 1960 when Paul took a job working for the Cuban fishing industry. The family talks generally about adjusting to life in Cuba, their work, and their identities as Greek, American, and Cuban.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:19:19.

1988 May 18
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1084 (Access dvd)
Box: 48 Cassette : ref1085 (Videos) Paskalitis, Barbara: Interview "Cassette #16"

Scope and Contents

This interview with Barbara Paskalitis and her family begins with a discussion about the ways her life has changed since she moved to Cuba in 1960. Paskalitis describes a sense of security she feels in her job, and in her ability to get medical care as she and her husband get older. She also discusses how she is received as an American in Cuba, and her children Andrew and Marianne discuss some of the discrimination they faced when they were in primary school and at the university. The end of the interview features a discussion about problems they see in Cuba, notably continued shortage of goods and services, and a growing tourist industry that caters to tourists at the exclusion of Cubans.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:20:24.

1988 May 18
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1085 (Access dvd)
Box: 14 Cassette : ref312 Paskalitis, Barbara: At Work- At Home
circa 1988
Box: 14 Cassette : ref313 Paskalitis, Barbara - Howie- Lois K Matanzas"
circa 1988
Box: 58 Cassette : ref1316 (Videos) Proctor, Lolita: Interview with Mother and Fiancé

Scope and Content Note

This video features an interview with Lolita Proctor, an American living in Cuba, and her mother and fiancé. Proctor begins by discussing how she first moved to Cuba in 1971 after traveling to the country with the progressive student group the Venceremos Brigade. She explains that she felt at home in Cuba and decided to stay after being expelled from her American high school because of her political activism. Proctor and her mother talk about racism in the United States, and Proctor explains that as a biracial woman she has felt more in welcome Cuba. She also discusses US policy toward Cuba, her hopes that the US embargo against Cuba will end, and her sense of shame about America's treatment of Cuba. At the end of the interview she expresses her hope that all of her cousins and nephews could come to Cuba to meet her Cuban family. Video quality of this recording is poor in places.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 01:00:23.

circa 1989
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1316 (Access dvd)
Box: 90 Cassette : ref320 (Videos) 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. Duration: 01:39:01.

circa 1988
Box: 79 Dvd : ref320 (Access dvd)
Box: 12 Cassette : ref278 Luna. Marco A.
1988 May 22
Box: 48 Cassette : ref1080 (Videos) Moore, Marjorie in the Class "Cassette #9"

Scope and Content Note

This video features footage of Marjorie Moore's teacher training course on English for medical sciences. She lectures for several minutes and then takes questions from her students. At the end of the video Moore's students discuss their impressions of her as a teacher, and specifically what it is like to learn English from an American. Her students describe her as a supportive and hardworking teacher, although several admit that they were initially intimidated by her class.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:19:52.

1988 May 17
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1080 (Access dvd)
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 - Elfriede Mahler, Jean [McEvoy] and Estela Bravo

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:14:17.

circa 1988
Box: 78 Dvd : ref291 (Access dvd [31142062723591])
Box: 91 Cassette : ref322 (Videos) Footage: Guantanamo

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 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. Duration: 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)
Box: 44 Cassette : ref957 (Videos) Children in Debt

Scope and Contents

This video contains a complete version of the documentary Children in Debt. Audio and video quality are poor at the beginning and end of this video.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:45:04.


1988 May 5
Box: 97 Dvd : ref957 (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: 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: 87 Cassette : ref595 (Videos) 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. Duration: 00:22:00.

circa 1987
Box: 82 Dvd : ref595 (Access dvd [31142062723625])
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. Duration: 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 [31142062723625])
Box: 87 Cassette : ref598 (Videos) Barrantes, milk campaign, other footage (Peru)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:21:00.

circa 1987
Box: 82 Dvd : ref598 (Access dvd [31142062723625])
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1217 (Videos) Barrantes, Alfonso, Milk Program

Biographical / Historical

Alfonso Barrantes was the mayor of Lima, Peru from 1984-1986.

Scope and Contents

This video features footage of Peruvian politician Alfonso Barrantes touring a neighborhood in Lima, Peru and speaking to community members about his "Vaso de Leche" (Glass of Milk) program. The footage shows Barrantes speaking with community members and shows children drinking milk that the local government supplies to hungry children in the city. The video then features a teacher from a local school who explains how the program works. Many of the parents and educators featured in brief interviews mention that prior to the program the children in the village had never tasted milk.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:22:16.

circa 1987
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1217 (Access dvd)
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 (Videos) García, Alan: Speech at Plaza de Armas

Scope and Contents

This video features a speech by Peruvian President Alan García delivered at the Plaza de Armas sometime around the year 1987. García calls for unity among Latin American nations to fight against the crisis of foreign debt facing their countries. He criticizes wealthy nations in the north, international banks, creditors, and global financial organizations for taking advantage of Latin America. He argues that economic imperialism has led to Peru's fiscal crisis and has created extreme suffering and poverty in Peru. He contends that the only way to push back against the insurmountable debt payments is through unity among Latin American nations.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:21:56.

circa 1987
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1203 (Access dvd)
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1219 (Videos) "Last Chile," "#1 Debt," and "Argentina"

Scope and Contents

This video begins with footage of a play. At minute 6:20 it changes to still images of a funeral procession. Then at minute 8:45 it changes to footage of on-the-street interviews in Argentina. Estela Bravo asks several individuals about the country's political situation and foreign debt. Several of the interviewees express frustration with the country's politics, arguing that there is high unemployment and little opportunity for the average citizen to create political change. Several individuals discuss the country's foreign debt. They question the government's ability to pay its debt and argue that average communities suffer in poverty in the meantime.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 0:22:08.

circa 1987
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1219 (Access dvd)
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1235 (Videos) Bump: Mexico Visuals from Earthquake and Flower Girl

Scope and Contents

The first portion of this video features footage of Mexico City following the 1985 earthquake that damaged large portions of the city. This footage does not contain any audio, but at times audio from unrelated content can be heard in the background. At minute 10:24 the video changes to footage of a young boy and girl who explain that they sell flowers to support their family and pay for school. During a brief interview with Estela Bravo the boy and girl also talk about other children who take drugs, although they say they do not. Bravo then interviews several children on the street who are taking drugs and asks them why they were attracted to drugs.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:13:22.

circa 1987
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1235 (Access dvd)
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 (Videos) Peru: Market and Street

Scope and Contents

This video begins with background footage of a city in Peru. It focuses on homelessness and poverty in the city. At minute 11:24 the video changes to a Peruvian television program titled "Peru Imagen," which focuses on Peruvian history, culture, and landscapes.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:55:58.

circa 1987
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1225 (Access dvd)
Box: 59 Cassette : ref1202 "Provivienda Monjita"
circa 1987
Box: 52 Cassette : ref1213 (Videos) Street Interviews: Debt in Argentina

Scope and Contents

This video features on-the-street interviews with Argentinians in the mid-1980s discussing the effect of foreign debt on their country. Many talk about the negative consequences of the debt on the country's children, poor, and elderly. Estela Bravo asks many members of the crowd what will happen if Argentina decides not to pay the debt. Many express their concern that the poor will suffer, and others discuss the possibility of Latin American countries collectively deciding not to pay the debt. One member of the crowd suggests that without unity among Latin American nations the decision to not pay would result in economic chaos. Several men in the crowd note that they have been out of work for many years, and others speculate about what will happen in Argentina's future.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:20:22.


circa 1987
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1213 (Access dvd)
Box: 52 Cassette : ref1214 (Videos) Street Interviews: Peru / Ugarteche, Óscar: Beginning of Interview

Scope and Contents

This video begins with on-the-street interviews with people in Peru discussing the effect of foreign debt on their country. Some individuals suggest that the debt is the fault of the investing class, while others express their concerns about the poor and the lack of investment in schools and social services. Several members of the crowd argue about whether Peru should pay the debt or whether they should attempt to resist foreign investors and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In another short interview two boys tell the story of a child who was abandoned in a park by his impoverished parents. At minute 14:00 the video changes to an interview with Peruvian economist Óscar Ugarteche. He describes the conditions that led to the debt crisis in Peru and expresses his skepticism about the country's ability to pay the debt.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:22:21.


circa 1987
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1214 (Access dvd)
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1224 (Videos) Ugarteche, Óscar: End of Interview / Alan García at the Plaza de Armas

Scope and Contents

This video features the end of an interview with Peruvian economist Óscar Ugarteche. He discusses the economic crisis in Peru. In the interview, which was recorded in the mid-1980s, Ugarteche explains that the crisis had been building for over 10 years, and while the government focused on paying its international debt, it was not investing in the economy. He discusses the crisis of poverty, childhood hunger, and unemployment, and discusses economic changes that he thinks the country should take to emerge from the crisis. At minute 9:55 the video changes to a rally for Peruvian politician Alan García. Rally footage is incomplete and only contains short segments of his speech. The end of the video features footage of a concert.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:15:34.

circa 1987
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1224 (Access dvd)
Box: 52 Cassette : ref1216 (Videos) Street Visuals

Scope and Contents

This video features footage of children and families on the streets and in slums in a city in South America. The country in which the footage was filmed is unclear, but it features children washing car windshields and selling candies on the streets to earn money. It also features footage of families living on the street, children bathing in fountains, and children gathering water in a shanty town outside the city.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:22:38.

circa 1987
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1216 (Access dvd)
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1241 (Videos) "Students, Police, Street (CH11)"

Scope and Contents

This video features street footage and footage from a school in Bogotá, Colombia. It begins with two teachers at a kindergarten discussing the services they provide for poor children in the community. They describe the schools as a consistent source of food for local children. They also discuss high unemployment in the country and child malnutrition. The footage shows the children in the school singing songs and participating in a lesson on the alphabet. The video then changes to street footage of a slum outside of Bogotá where one of the teachers discusses the effects of foreign debt on the economy, the growth of slums, her Christian belief in Liberation Theology, and efforts to improve conditions in poor communities in the city. The video then cuts to footage of a different part of the city showing children selling goods on the street.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:22:29.

circa 1984-1986
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1241 (Access dvd)
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1221 (Videos) Peruvian New Reports: Drought, Unemployment, and Child Hunger

Scope and Contents

This video features a series of clips from Peruvian news segments. The news segments feature reports on an extreme drought that destroyed crops and livestock in Peruvian agricultural regions, health conditions in poor communities, child hunger, an encampment of protesters seeking government assistance, and interviews with individuals about the state of the Peruvian economy. The footage features a segment titled "Enquesta," in which a reporter asks children what they ate for breakfast, and a number of the children reply that they had no breakfast at all.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:22:22.

circa 1987
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1221 (Access dvd)
Box: 52 Cassette : ref1204 (Videos) "With Priest in Poor Neighborhood (Argentina)"

Scope and Contents

This video features footage of a village in Argentina. It begins with a guide describing the poverty within the community. Estela Bravo then interviews several men on the street who talk about closed factories and unemployment. She tours an area where an irrigation ditch is filled with garbage, and interviews several men who make money collecting and re-selling garbage for parts. She also interviews a young boy selling candy on the street to help feed his family. The guide later explains to Bravo that the community relies on schools as a consistent source of food for children, and blames Argentina's dictatorship for the debt and austerity that has impoverished the community.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:20:52.


circa 1987
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1204 (Access dvd)
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1220 (Videos) "With Priest in Poor Neighborhood, Argentina #10"

Scope and Contents

This videos features footage of a community center in a poor village in Argentina that serves food and provides medical services to children in the community. The footage begins with an interview with the priest who supports the center. He discusses the problem of hunger in the community and explains that they feed 270 children. He explains that many parents are unemployed and cannot provide food for their children. The priest also shows Estela Bravo a baby at the community center, and explains that it is the child of a 13-year-old girl. He explains that young girls seek work as domestic servants, but those jobs were increasingly difficult to obtain and some turned to prostitution. The end of the video features an interview with two doctors at the center. They explain that they treated problems of malnutrition and parasitic infections, which were caused by unsanitary living conditions and lack of clean drinking water.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:22:34.

circa 1987
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1220 (Access dvd)
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1218 (Videos) "With Priest in Poor Neighborhood, Argentina #11"

Scope and Contents

This video features a tour of a poor village in Argentina. It begins with footage of children sharing lunch in a school, and features shots of the streets and people in the village. The footage shows a priest speaking with people in the village, greeting them, and introducing them to Estela Bravo. Bravo asks several men and women about their country's foreign debt, and several speak about the extreme poverty in their community, the lack of jobs, and their dependence on government support. The priest shows Bravo a field fill with garbage and describes how men in the village sort the garbage and sell what they gather for parts. He explains that it is dangerous work, which contributes to many diseases in the community, and that the villagers live among the garbage daily.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:21:53.

circa 1987
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1218 (Access dvd)

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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: 89 Cassette : ref4 (Videos) Cuba y Sudáfrica: Después de la Batalla

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:58:00.

Scope and Content Note

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

1991
Box: 75 Dvd : ref4 (Access dvd)
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 (Videos) Cuba/South Africa: After the Battle

Scope and Contents

This video contains a complete version of the documentary Cuba/South Africa: After the Battle.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:58:51.


1990 July 31
Box: 97 Dvd : ref978 (Access dvd)
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 (Videos) Papenfus, Johan: Interview "Bump"

Historical/Biographical Note

Johan Papenfus was a South African soldier who was injured in the South African Border War and held as a Cuban prisoner of war.

Scope and Contents

This video contains various clips documenting the exchange of Cuban prisoners in Namibia for the South African soldier Johan Papenfus. The video begins with several short clips, and at minute 2:48 switches to an interview with Cuban soldiers talking about Papenfus. Minute 7:00-18:29 features an interview with Papenfus conducted by Estela Bravo. Beginning at minute 18:30 the video shows footage of Papenfus traveling back to South Africa, which makes up the bulk of the video. The video also contains short interviews with Cuban soldier Bernardo Heredia, who was held as a prisoner of war by South Africa and was one of several people exchanged for Papenfus. Two portions of the interview with Hererida begin at minute 22:15 and minute 44:32.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:58:01.


circa 1990
Box: 96 Dvd : ref687 (Access dvd)
Box: 42 Cassette : ref759 "Papenfus leaving airport"
circa 1990
Box: 66 Cassette : ref1325 (Videos [31142063166212]) Footage: Returning from Angola "Barco, Travelling, Raul-Risquet discussion, Sala Universal"
circa 1990
Box: 86 Dvd : ref1325 (Access dvd)
Box: 55 Cassette : ref1274 (Videos) Footage: "Traveling, Poor Houses"

Scope and Contents

This video beings with footage filmed from the front seat of car traveling down a South African highway. It features footage of the car driving past poor communities on the outskirts of a city and then shows the car traveling into the city center. The second half of the video features of a hotel where diplomats from various countries including the United States, Soviet Union, and Cuba gathered for a meeting. The footage features several diplomats seated at a table in anticipation for the meeting.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:12:41.

circa 1990
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1274 (Access dvd)
Box: 89 Cassette : ref247 (Videos) 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. Duration: 00:25:15.

circa 1990
Box: 77 Dvd : ref247 (Access dvd)
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. Duration: 01:02:00.

circa 1990
Box: 82 Dvd : ref639 (Access dvd [31142062723625])
Box: 89 Cassette : ref245 (Videos) Interviews with South African soldiers concerning the war in Angola (South Africa)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:50:17.

circa 1990
Box: 77 Dvd : ref245 (Access dvd)
Box: 60 Cassette : ref1383 (Videos) Park Central: Interviews

Scope and Content Note

This video features street footage of Havana, Cuba. It features footage of traffic and people riding bicycles. It also features footage of people fishing in Havana Bay. At minute 9:20 it features on-the-street interviews with several elderly men in a park. Estela Bravo asks them about Cubans living abroad, and the possibility of diplomatic relations improving between the United States and Cuba. She also asks them how the blockade has affected their lives.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:16:23.

circa 1990
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1383 (Access dvd)
Box: 60 Cassette : ref1388 (Videos) Park Central: Interviews about War in Angola

Scope and Contents

The first 30 minutes of this video features interviews with Cubans in the Parque Central in Havana. Estela Bravo asks about Cuba's support of Angola's war against South Africa, and the Cuban troops coming home from the war. Members of the crowd describe their understanding of the war and Cuba's reason for supporting the Angola. Many express their approval of Cuba's role in the war and speak generally about racial equality and the need to fight against apartheid in South Africa. One man discusses his reason for not volunteering to fight, and he argues with many others in the crowd. The second half of this video features an assortment of clips from footage in South Africa including a musical concert, short interviews with South Africans and Angolans, crowd footage, and Cubans who fought in Namibia. When footage is in English, Bravo speaks over the footage translating into Spanish.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 01:02:32.

circa 1990
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1388 (Access dvd)
Box: 41 Cassette : ref828 Reception for Former Prisoners - Angola
circa 1990
Box: 41 Cassette : ref819 (Videos) Reception for Returning Prisoners in Angola

Scope and Contents

This video includes footage of a reception welcoming Cuban soldiers home upon their return from Angola. The video begins with soldiers disembarking from a plane and shaking hands with Cuban military and civil leaders. It continues with footage of a military procession, and at minute 6:25 several speakers address the crowd. Speakers congratulate the Cuban soldiers on their successful mission in Angola and praise solidarity between Cuba and the Angolan people. They also celebrate Cuban solidarity with revolutionary movements across Latin America and Africa and talk about the memory of the Cuban revolution.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:21:09.


circa 1990
Box: 96 Dvd : ref819 (Access dvd)
Box: 10 Cassette : ref236 (Videos) Images of the War in Angola

Scope and Content Note

This video begins with edited portions of the documentary Cuba/South Africa: After the Battle. The video also features some raw footage including Fidel Castro discussing military forces and strategy in Angola, and footage of Cuban and Namibian troops in training exercises.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:13:16.

1998 November 18
Box: 97 Dvd : ref236 (Access dvd)
Box: 40 Cassette : ref738 (Videos) Footage: Castro in Angola

Scope and Contents

This video consists of three separate clips filmed by Estela Bravo. The first portion features a speech to a crowd of Angolan and Cuban soldiers after the 1989 ceasefire between Angola and South Africa. The speaker is not filmed; instead footage focuses on individuals in the crowd including Fidel Castro, Angolan soldiers, and several children. The speaker praises the role of the Cuban military, the Namibian political party SWAPO, and international solidarity. After the speech Castro greets members of the crowd. At minute 16:17 the video switches to footage of equipment in an industrial yard and the construction of a truck trailer. At minute 18:49 it changes to footage of a ballet performance.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:21:26.


circa 1990
Box: 96 Dvd : ref738 (Access dvd)
Box: 60 Cassette : ref1384 (Videos) Cacahual Memorial

Historical Note

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.

Scope and Content Note

This video begins with a brief interview with a police officer in Guantanamo, Cuba. At minute 3:56 it changes to footage of a military rally at the Cacahual Monument features a military procession and public memorial to Cuban soldiers who died fighting in Angola. The video initially focuses on faces in the crowd, and starts and stops several times. Footage eventually turns to the speaker who celebrates the bravery of Cuban soldiers in Angola and the fight against the South African government in Namibia. He also praises Cuba's commitment to internationalism and support of people in the third world.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:20:55.

circa 1990
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1384 (Access dvd)

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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: 67 Cassette : ref945 (Videos [31142063166220]) The Cuban Excludables

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:57:00.

Scope and Content Note

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

1997
Box: 85 Dvd : ref945 (Access dvd)
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 (Videos) Excludables Arrival in Cuba

Scope and Contents

This video features brief interviews with Cuban detainees shortly after they were deported to Cuba. Several describe their experiences in the United States, discussing the prisons where they were held, experiences of racism, and difficulty of life in the US. For much of the video a woman speaks to the prisoners about how to rebuild their lives in Cuba. She explains that although they cannot return to their lives and families in the United State, they should try to adjust to living in Cuba as best as they can by reconnecting with family and finding work. Many of the prisoners can be seen crying and others are visibly distressed.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:21:12.

circa 1990s
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1095 (Access dvd)
Box: 12 Cassette : ref264 (Videos) Aruca, Francisco: Studio and Interview

Scope and Contents

This video begins with footage of Miami radio host Francisco Aruca speaking to callers on his radio program Ayer en Miami. The footage shows Aruca in his studio and then cuts to a brief interview. Aruca talks about reporting on the Cuban community in Miami, and how discussions about corruption in the community has angered many exiled Cubans in Miami. He also describes the difference between Cuban cultures in Miami and Havana, and explains the importance of maintaining a connection to Cuban culture for Cuban-Americans, notably through music. The end of the video features several news clips about the death of Jorge Mas Canosa, a leader among anti-Castro Cuban exiles in Miami. The final minutes of the video feature brief interview segments with Luis Ortega and Denny McLain.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:22:10.


circa 1990s
Box: 97 Dvd : ref264 (Access dvd)
Box: 12 Cassette : ref279 (Videos) Austin, Duke: Interview

Biographical Note

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

Scope and Contents

This interview with Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) officer Duke Austin focuses on the deportation and detention of Cuban excludable immigrants. Austin begins by discussing the deportation process and addresses concerns about family members who were not notified when their relatives were deported back to Cuba. He also discusses and defends the policies that led to the detention of Cuban immigrants, and the type of people who the United States detained. Austin compares United States immigration policy for Cubans with its policy for other countries, and details the process by which a deported Cuban could petition to be readmitted to the United States.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:30:09.


circa 1990s
Box: 97 Dvd : ref279 (Access dvd)
Box: 64 Cassette : ref1135 Pablo and Guillermo (detainees)
circa 1990s
Box: 49 Cassette : ref1106 (Videos) Gloria [wife of Pablo] and Jenny: Interview

Scope and Contents

This video features an interview with two women whose husbands were deported following their detention by the US Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS). They both describe learning about their husbands' deportations only after they received a box of their belongings from the prison. They also describe the effect the deportations and separation have had on their families, and their fears that their husbands would be killed if they were returned to Cuba. They both express their desire to fight for their husbands return, and speak briefly about organizing efforts between other women whose husbands were deported.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:19:54.


1992 November 22
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1106 (Access dvd)
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 (Videos) Excludables "Pablo" and Orlando Sierra: Interview

Scope and Contents

This video features interviews between Linden McIntyre and two Cuban detainees who were deported to Cuba. The first, Pablo, speaks with McIntyre about how US prisons profited off of the government funds they received for holding Cuban excludable aliens. Later they discuss his family, and Pablo cries as he explains that he does not know if he will be able to see them again. The next interview features Orlando Sierra who describes the events that led to his detention by US immigration and the confusing legal process he went through before he was deported. He describes being arrested for several non-violent crimes in the 1980s, being detained by immigration in 1991, and not understanding why he was deported or flagged by immigration at that time.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:28:43.


circa 1990s
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1133 (Access dvd)
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 (Videos) Leshaw, Gary: Interview

Historical/Biographical Note

Gary Leshaw was an attorney with the Atlanta Legal Aid Society who resented Cuban detainees at the Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia.

Scope and Contents

This video features an interview with attorney Gary Leshaw. Leshaw begins with a discussion about Dr. Bolivar Martineau and his reputation the Atlanta Penitentiary. He then turns to a discussion about Judge Marvin Shoob and his work on behalf of the detainees. The interview includes and in-depth discussion about the significance of the term "excludable alien" and how if differs from "deportable aliens". It also includes an explanation of how the immigration status of the Mariel Cubans differed from the status of other Cuban immigrants who were granted refugee status. He also describes political fights over the status of the Mariel Cubans including comments by Rudy Giuliani, and his expectation for how the Clinton administration will handle the case.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:30:21.


circa 1990s
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1120 (Access dvd)
Box: 18 Cassette : ref397 (Videos) Leshaw, Gary: Interview

Scope and Contents

This video features an interview with attorney Gary Leshaw. Leshaw begins by discussing how he came to represent Cuban detainees known as "excludables" through the organization Atlanta Legal Aid. He talks at length about the policy of US Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) that led to the detention of these people, and his firm's attempts to obtain trails for the detainees. He later discusses attempts to end the detention of Cuban excludable aliens through legislation, but suggests that they did not have significant support from the Cuban community in the US to pass legislation in their favor. He ends the tape with a short discussion about Judge Marvin Shoob's attempts to secure due process for the detainees.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:13:17.


1992 November 28
Box: 97 Dvd : ref397 (Access dvd)
Box: 63 Cassette : ref1108 Leshaw, Gary: Interview "Riot-Why did it start? Families of the detainees-Corruption"
1992 November 28
Box: 61 Cassette : ref1139 Martineau, Bolivar
1992 November 28
Box: 90 Cassette : ref329 (Videos) Martineau, Bolivar: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:08:01.

circa 1990s
Box: 79 Dvd : ref329 (Access dvd)
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1037 Martineau, Bolivar: Interview
circa 1990s
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1038 (Videos) Martineau, Bolivar: Interview

Scope and Contents

This interview with Dr. Bolivar Martineau begins with a discussion about the prison riots in the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary in 1984 and 1987. He discusses how the riots affected prison staff and how relationships between staff who were taken hostage and those who were not changed after those events. He also describes some of the Mariel Cubans he worked with in the prison and discusses what he thinks will happen to many of them if they are deported to Cuba. The end of this interview features a lengthy discussion about prison tattoos and their meanings.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:18:54.

1992 November 28
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1038 (Access dvd)
Box: 10 Cassette : ref239 (Videos) Martineau, Bolivar: Interview (part 1)

Scope and Contents

This video features an interview with Dr. Bolivar Martineau. Dr. Martineau begins by describing how he became involved in treating Cuban detainees in American prisons. He describes his first experience working with detainees at the Fort Chaffee prison in Arkansas, and later at the U.S. Penitentiary in Atlanta. Martineau discusses riots by Cuban detainees in several prisons and the psychological disorders he witnessed in many of the detainees. He describes many detainees as having unclear diagnoses and unpredictable behavior, and recounts the story of one detainee who committed suicide while in custody. At the end of the interview he begins to discuss his psychiatric evaluations of detainees at Atlanta.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:18:46.


1992 November 29
Box: 97 Dvd : ref239 (Access dvd)
Box: 63 Cassette : ref1113 Martineau, Bolivar: Interview (part 3)
1992 December 3
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. Duration: 00:45:55.

circa 1990s
Box: 79 Dvd : ref319 (Access dvd)
Box: 63 Cassette : ref1093 Martineau, Bolivar: Second Interview (part 1)
1992 December 3
Box: 49 Cassette : ref1110 (Videos) Martineau, Bolivar: Second Interview (part 2)

Scope and Contents

This video features an interview with Dr. Bolivar Martineau conducted by Canadian journalist Linden McIntyre. In the interview Martineau discusses how he started working at the Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta where he treated Cuban detainees. He discusses the people he treated and describes many of them as suffering from a wide range of mental illnesses. He describes the psychiatric ward he presided over at the prison, the reason for its creation, and the ways in which his staff diagnosed, and treated Cuban detainees. McIntyre specifically asks Martineau to speak about the use of the sedative Thorazine to subdue patients, and address complaints from former prisoners about abuses in the psychiatric ward.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:17:54.

1992 December 3
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1110 (Access dvd)
Box: 50 Cassette : ref1168 Martineau, Denny McLain, Dr. Barrientos "Use for Bump"
circa 1990s
Box: 64 Cassette : ref1154 (Videos [31142063166196]) Demagne, Jorge Luis and Daniel Iglesias: Interview about Dr. Martineau

Scope and Contents

In this interview two Cuban detainees Jorge Luis Demagne and Daniel Iglesias discuss their treatment in United States prisons in Atlanta, Georgia and Talladega, Alabama. They begin by discussing how they met and the circumstances that led to their detention. They discuss the prison riot in Atlanta, and the treatment of detainees at the prison. The bulk of the interview focuses on the treatment of Cuban detainees by Dr. Bolivar Martineau, who they said performed medical experiments on them and administered the drug Thorazine without their consent as a means to control their behavior.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:31:02.


1992 November 11
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1154 (Access dvd)
Box: 63 Cassette : ref1112 "Martineau Watching Video"
1992 December 3
Box: 64 Cassette : ref1138 (Videos [31142063166196]) McLain, Denny: Interview (part 1) / Ayer in Miami

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.

Scope and Contents

This video audio from the radio program Ayer in Miami and a segment of an interview with American baseball player Denny McLain. The first 14:00 minutes contain no video, but feature a portion of the radio program  Ayer in Miami, hosted by Francisco Aruca. During the program Aruca takes phone calls from listeners with comments and questions about Cuban politics. At minute 15:41 the tape changes to an interview with Denny McLain. In this segment, McLain discusses his memories of prison psychologist Dr. Bolivar Marineau. He discusses how Martineau and other prison doctors used drugs like Thorazine and lithium on inmates to control their behavior, and talks generally about the poor conditions in prison hospitals.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:19:15


circa 1990s
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1138 (Access dvd)
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: 64 Cassette : ref1158 McLain, Denny "Unjust Government, Theft, Corruption"
circa 1990s
Box: 18 Cassette : ref420 (Videos) Sandidge, Sally and Carla Dudeck: Interview / Leshaw, Gary: Interviews

Scope and Contents

This video begins with a joint interview with Atlanta Legal Aid volunteers Sally Sandidge and Carla Dudeck. They begin by discussing the legal situation of the Mariel Cubans detained in the US Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta. They discuss touring the prison and the treatment of detainees that they witnessed. They also discuss meeting Dr. Bolivar Martineau and his work in the psychiatric ward of the prison. Finally, they discuss their legal work and constitutionality of the detention of the Cuban refugees. At minute 11:30 the video changes to an interview with Atlanta Legal Aid attorney Gary Leshaw. He describes his organization's attempts to secure trials for Cuban detainees and talks at length about the Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) policy that led to the detention of the Cubans.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:31:18.


1993 April 10
Box: 97 Dvd : ref420 (Access dvd)
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 (Videos) Sandidge, Sally; Dudeck, Carla: Interview

Scope and Contents

This interview with Sally Sandidge and Carla Dudeck begins with a discussion about how the two women became involved in activism on behalf the Mariel Cubans detained at the US Penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia. They describe learning about the case of the Cuban detainees from an acquaintance they knew through Christian social activism. They explain that their acquaintance had been arrested and sent to Atlanta, and encouraged them to advocate for the Cuban detainees he met there. They describe their early activism, meeting family members of the detainees, and the individual stories of the men they met in the prison.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:19:28.


circa 1993
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1393 (Access dvd)
Box: 18 Cassette : ref412 (Videos) Shoob, Judge Marvin: Interview (part 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.

Scope and Contents

This video features an interview with Judge Marvin Shoob. Before the interview begins Shoob and Estela Bravo informally discuss Dr. Bolivar Martineau and baseball player Denny McLain. The official interview begins around minute 3:00 and features a discussion about Cubans who were detained by Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS), and the difficulty of obtaining individual trials for these people. He shares a story about a man who he argued never should have been detained by INS, but was held in a US prison for several years because of what he describes as an arbitrary decision and a failure to individually address his case. Shoob also discusses his attempts to gain the release of several detainees and the resistance he encountered from the federal government and prison administrators.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:30:14.

circa 1990s
Box: 97 Dvd : ref412 (Access dvd)
Box: 49 Cassette : ref1157 (Videos) Shoob, Judge Marvin: Interview (part 2)

Scope and Contents

In this interview Judge Marvin Shoob discusses his defense of Cuban detainees' rights of habeas corpus, and the Supreme Court's decision not to hear his case. He also shares a story how his experiences during World War II influenced his approach to his career as a judge. He discusses controversial statements former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani made about the Cuban detainees Shoob wanted released, and the consequences of those statements on his safety and the process of releasing individuals. Finally, he describes conditions detainees faced in American prisons, which led some detainees to suicide or self-harm.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:21:11.


circa 1990s
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1158 (Access dvd)
Box: 18 Cassette : ref413 (Videos) Shoob, Judge Marvin: Interview (part 3)

Scope and Contents

In this portion of an interview with Judge Marvin Shoob, Estela Bravo speaks with Shoob about his advocacy for Cuban detainees in American prisons. The beginning of the video discusses the 1987 Atlanta prison riots, and the role of Cuban detainees in those riots. At minute 12:43 Shoob's wife joins the conversation and talks about the death threats she and her husband received as a result of Judge Shoob's support of the Cuban detainees. The bulk of the interview discusses the human rights concerns about detaining Cuban exiles convicted of minor crimes indefinitely, and the policy decisions that led to their detention.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:30:46.


circa 1990s
Box: 96 Dvd : ref413 (Access dvd)
Box: 50 Cassette : ref1160 (Videos) Shoob, Judge Marvin: Interview / Van Ness, Sheila: Beginning of Interview

Scope and Contents

This video begins with an interview with Judge Marvin Shoob. Shoob begins by outlining how he was assigned to the Cuban excludables cases and describing how these individuals first came to be detained. He describes reviewing the cases of the Cubans held at the Atlanta penitentiary, and talks at length about the legal situations that led to their detention and his efforts to get many of them released. Some of the content of this video is duplicated on other tapes, but this tape contains the most complete recording. At minute 49:00 the video changes to an interview with criminology professor Sheila Van Ness. She discusses the immigration trails for the Cuban detainees and the difficulty of advocating on their behalf. Van Ness describes how she interviewed many of the Cubans at the penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana and her perception of the legal process surrounding their cases.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 01:02:38.


circa 1990s
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1160 (Access dvd)
Box: 49 Cassette : ref1146 (Videos) Smith, Wayne: Interview

Scope and Contents

This video features an interview with American diplomat Wayne Smith conducted by journalist Linden McIntyre. The interview begins with a discussion of the events that led to the Mariel Boatlift in 1980. Smith cites Cuban attempts to establish normalized immigration policies with the United States, hijackings of Cuban boats by individuals seeking to reach the US, and the occupation of the Peruvian embassy in Cuba in 1980. He talks at length about the legal status of the Mariel Cubans who were listed as excludable, and others who were paroled into the country upon arrival. He also discusses the unique situation of Mariel, and the human rights abuses that many Mariel Cubans faced after they were detained by US immigration.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:29:28.


circa 1990s
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1146 (Access dvd)
Box: 10 Cassette : ref241 (Videos) Smith, Wayne: Interview

Scope and Contents

This interview features American diplomat Wayne Smith speaking with Canadian journalist Linden McIntyre. The interview begins with a discussion of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, tensions that led to the crisis of the Mariel Boatlift, and the excludable immigrants that arrived in the United States among that group. Smith discusses diplomatic talks between Cuba and the United States that took place under the administration of Jimmy Carter, but were stalled after Ronald Reagan took office. He talks about this history of US immigration policy toward Cuba and expresses his hope that the incoming Clinton administration will normalize relations. The last 10 minutes of the video focus on interviewer Linden McIntyre and feature him restating questions to make them more succinct for the edited film.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:31:03.


1992 November 24
Box: 97 Dvd : ref241 (Access dvd)
Box: 50 Cassette : ref1171 (Videos) Smith, Wayne: Interview (part 2)

Scope and Content Note

This interview with American diplomat Wayne Smith begins with a discussion about Cubans attempting to cross the Strait of Florida on rafts, which transitions into a discussion about Cuban "excludable aliens." This part of the interview focuses on United States immigration policy toward Cuba, which Smith describes as a double standard when compared to countries like Haiti. He also discusses the US immigration policy that led to the detention of the Cuban "excludables," and criticizes the United States for not doing more to restore normal relations with Cuba. Smith discusses the political influence of the Miami Cuban community and expresses his disappointment that Cubans and American have not had the opportunity to communicate with each other for many years.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:28:21.

circa 1990s
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1171 (Access dvd)
Box: 48 Cassette : ref1098 (Videos) Smith, Wayne / Austin, Duke / Penalver, Rafael / Detainees: Interviews on Immigration

Scope and Contents

This video consists of three separate interviews with American diplomat Wayne Smith, Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) officer Duke Austin, and attorney Rafael Penalver. The three interviews focus on INS and US government policy that led to the detention of the Cuban "excludables." The interviews include discussion about the detention of Cuban "excludable aliens" from different perspectives, and include anecdotes about individuals held by US immigration services. The end of the video features a series of interviews with Cuban detainees after they were deported to Cuba. They discuss their treatment in American prisons and the events that led their detention.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:59:19.

circa 1990s
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1098 (Access dvd)
Box: 92 Cassette : ref496 (Videos) Van Ness, Shela; Lawson, Earl, Sandidge, Sally; Dudeck, Carla: Interviews

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 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 [31142062723625])
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. Duration: 00:20:54.

circa 1990s
Box: 80 Dvd : ref371 (Access dvd [31142062723609])
Box: 64 Cassette : ref1137 "Atlanta Prison Doors, Hospital Interview"
circa 1990s
Box: 92 Cassette : ref495 (Videos) "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. Duration: 00:58:00.

circa 1990s
Box: 82 Dvd : ref495 (Access dvd [31142062723625])
Box: 92 Cassette : ref391 (Videos) "Block II": Interview Footage, Detainees

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:59:00.

circa 1990s
Box: 80 Dvd : ref391 (Access dvd [31142062723609])
Box: 92 Cassette : ref390 (Videos) "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. Duration: 00:32:00.

circa 1990s
Box: 80 Dvd : ref390 (Access dvd [31142062723609])
Box: 92 Cassette : ref494 (Videos) "Block IV": B-roll

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:49:00.

circa 1990s
Box: 82 Dvd : ref494 (Access dvd [31142062723625])
Box: 92 Cassette : ref491 (Videos) "Block V": Footage, Various, Including Walkiria Fernandez and Detainee Interviews

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 01:00:00.

circa 1990s
Box: 81 Dvd : ref491 (Access dvd [31142062723617])
Box: 63 Cassette : ref1097 Bloque VI Visits with Families and Prisoners in Cuba
circa 1990s
Box: 92 Cassette : ref389 (Videos) "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. Duration: 00:48:00.

circa 1990s
Box: 80 Dvd : ref389 (Access dvd [31142062723609])
Box: 91 Cassette : ref323 (Videos) 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. Duration: 00:57:18.

circa 1990s
Box: 79 Dvd : ref323 (Access dvd)
Box: 91 Cassette : ref335 (Videos) Excludables Homecoming, Street Scenes with Walkiria Fernandez

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 01:00:04.

circa 1990s
Box: 80 Dvd : ref335 (Access dvd [31142062723609])
Box: 49 Cassette : ref1392 "ESSAIS #1 - Missile - Wayne Smith"
undated
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. Duration: 00:17:31.

circa 1990s
Box: 81 Dvd : ref373 (Access dvd [31142062723617])
Box: 88 Cassette : ref497 (Videos) Footage: Dr. Martineau

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:10:00.

circa 1990s
Box: 82 Dvd : ref497 (Access dvd [31142062723625])
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. Duration: 01:20:02.

circa 1990s
Box: 79 Dvd : ref328 (Access dvd)
Box: 91 Cassette : ref369 (Videos) Footage: Excludables Arrival

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:20:23.

circa 1990s
Box: 80 Dvd : ref369 (Access dvd [31142062723609])
Box: 91 Cassette : ref372 (Videos) 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. Duration: 00:17:32.

circa 1990s
Box: 80 Dvd : ref372 (Access dvd [31142062723609])
Box: 92 Cassette : ref374 (Videos) Footage: Various

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:16:00.

circa 1990s
Box: 80 Dvd : ref374 (Access dvd [31142062723609])
Box: 92 Cassette : ref392 (Videos) Footage: Various, detainee interviews, family reunions (mostly Spanish, some English)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 01:02:00.

circa 1990s
Box: 80 Dvd : ref392 (Access dvd [31142062723609])
Box: 90 Cassette : ref318 (Videos) 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. Duration: 01:01:00.

circa 1990s
Box: 79 Dvd : ref318 (Access dvd)
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 [Hovington] 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. Duration: 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. Duration: 00:58:00.

circa 1990s
Box: 81 Dvd : ref488 (Access dvd [31142062723617])
Box: 92 Cassette : ref490 (Videos) Interview Footage: Detainees, Guards (Spanish)

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 01:00:00.

circa 1990s
Box: 81 Dvd : ref490 (Access dvd [31142062723617])
Box: 92 Cassette : ref493 (Videos) Interview Footage: Detainees and Family Members

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:51:00.

circa 1990s
Box: 82 Dvd : ref493 (Access dvd [31142062723625])
Box: 91 Cassette : ref333 (Videos) 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. Duration: 01:30:03.

circa 1990s
Box: 79 Dvd : ref333 (Access dvd)
Box: 90 Cassette : ref334 (Videos) Interview Footage: Returning Detainees and Family Members

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:56:01.

circa 1990s
Box: 80 Dvd : ref334 (Access dvd [31142062723609])
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)

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:59:00.

circa 1990s
Box: 81 Dvd : ref489 (Access dvd [31142062723617])
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: 71 Cassette : ref949 (Videos [31142063166261]) Rough Footage

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 01:04:59.

1989
Box: 86 Dvd : ref949 (Access dvd)
Box: 48 Cassette : ref1091 (Videos) Talladega, Alabama: Deportation #1

Scope and Contents

This video features footage of Cubans detained in the U.S. Federal Penitentiary in Talladega, Alabama boarding a bus for deportation back to Cuba. The video features exterior shots of the prison, footage of the Cuban prisoners boarding a bus, and the bus traveling to the airport.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:20:16.

circa 1990s
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1091 (Access dvd)
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 (Videos) Terre Haute: Prisoner Interviews

Scope and Contents

This video features interviews with three different Cuban prisoners at the US Federal Prison Camp in Terre Haute, Indiana. In the interviews the prisoners discuss how they came to the United States and why they were imprisoned. The interviews focus predominantly on the detention and treatment of the three men in the prisons. They also describe the political situation that has led to their indefinite incarceration, and the struggles they have faced while detained.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:17:42.

circa 1990s
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1099 (Access dvd)
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: 61 Cassette : ref1123 (Videos [31142063166162]) Little Havana (Miami) Signage

Scope and Contents

This brief video contains footage of signs of Cuban businesses in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, Florida.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:02:41.


1992 June 12
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1123 (Access dvd)
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: 91 Cassette : ref336 (Videos) Plane arriving (B-roll)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:47:00.

circa 1990s
Box: 80 Dvd : ref336 (Access dvd [31142062723609])
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: 56 Cassette : ref1301 (Videos) Children's Hospital and Tupac Amaru Park (B-roll)

Scope and Contents

This video features exterior footage of a children's hospital and Tupac Amaru Park in Lima, Peru. This video has no audio.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:06:23.

circa 1990
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1301 (Access dvd)
Box: 59 Cassette : ref1314 (Videos) Tupac 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.

Scope and Contents

This video contains footage of Cuban exiles living in a tent city in Tupac Amaru Park in Lima, Peru. The video shows footage of concerned Peruvians speaking through a fence to the Cubans living in the park. It also includes some brief interviews with several Cubans living in the park about why they are there. Other footage features demonstrations and on-the-street interviews with Peruvians who oppose the presence of the Cuban exiles in the park as well as shots of local police in riot gear at the entrance to the park.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:22:31.


circa 1982
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1314 (Access dvd)
Box: 52 Cassette : ref1211 "Corvacho child Dr. Montano Peru"
circa 1982
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1222 (Videos) Peruvian Doctors: Interview about Cuban Child

Scope and Contents

This video features an interview with two Peruvian doctors about a young Cuban boy in their care. They explain that the boy's mother had taken him from Cuba to Peru because she believed that he would get better medical care there. The doctors, however, explain that the boy has a complicated heart condition that they cannot treat. They discuss Peru's limited medical resources, and the need to send patients with more complicated medical issues to hospitals and clinics in Brazil. They explain they are only able to offer palliative care to the boy, and that he will need to go to another hospital for surgery.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:21:21.

circa 1982
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1222 (Access dvd)
Box: 36 Cassette : ref711 (Videos) University of San Marcos: Presentation on Embajador En Cuba

Scope and Contents

This video begins with footage of a panel discussion at the University of San Marcos with scholars and diplomats discussing the relationship between Cuba and Peru, and the book Embajador en Cuba by Peruvian Ambassador Edgardo de Habich. At the end of the panel discussion Habich speaks briefly about his book before the footage ends. Microphones used during the panel create echo sounds in the auditorium, which make audio quality poor in various places. At minute 11:43 the footage changes to a brief interview with Habich in which he discusses the occupation of Tupac Amaru Park in Lima by Cuban Refugees, and the refugee status of the Cubans in the park.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:20:13.


circa 1982
Box: 96 Dvd : ref711 (Access dvd)

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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 [31142063166238]) Aaron, Hank: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:12:42.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 83 Dvd : ref846 (Access dvd)
Box: 45 Cassette : ref983 (Videos) Aaron, Hank: Interview

Scope and Contents

This video features an interview with baseball player Hank Aaron. At the beginning, Aaron briefly introduces himself and discusses his baseball career. The bulk of the interview focuses on Aaron's impression of Cuba and Fidel Castro. Aaron describes traveling to Cuba to film a documentary about Cuban baseball players, and describes the quality of education and baseball training he observed while in Cuba. He also discusses meeting Fidel Castro, and speaks specifically about Castro's athletic ability. Aaron also talks briefly about the poor diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, and argues that lack of trade and freedom of movement between the countries has contributed to the suffering of Cuban people and their family members in the United States.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:29:01.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 96 Dvd : ref983 (Access dvd)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Cassette : ref15 (Videos) Agee, Philip: Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Recording is divided into 4 access DVDs. Duration: 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 (Videos) Alarcón, 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.

Scope and Contents

This video features a portion of an interview with Ricardo Alarcón. At the beginning of the interview Alarcón discusses the political and diplomatic positions he has held within the Cuban government, including President of the National Assembly and United Nations ambassador. He discusses receiving the appointment of UN ambassador at the age of 28, and his inexperience in that position. He also describes meeting Fidel Castro for the first time when Castro's revolutionary forces entered Havana in January 1959. The bulk of the interview focuses on Alarcón's memories of Havana during the revolutionary period and the uncertainty during those years.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:27:08.


1998 November 21
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1047 (Access dvd)
Box: 10 Cassette : ref207 (Videos) Alarcón, Ricardo: Interview

Biographical / Historical

Ricardo Alarcón is a Cuban politician who served as Cuba's representative to the United Nations and President of Cuba's National Assembly.

Scope and Contents

This video features a portion of an interview with Ricardo Alarcón. The recording does not start at the beginning and appears to only contain a portion of a larger interview. In this portion, Alarcón addresses Estela Bravo's questions about criticism of Cuba's lack of free press by comparing Cuba's press with privately owned newspapers in the United States. He criticizes the United States electoral system, which he contrasts with Cuban local elections. In the second half of the interview he talks about Cuba's role in Latin America, discussing both support for the Cuban government and opposition from what he describes as counter-revolutionary movements. He also talks about the significance of Fidel Castro's beard and his predictions for Cuba's future after Castro's presidency.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:31:51.


1998
Box: 95 Dvd : ref207 (Access dvd)
Box: 10 Cassette : ref215 (Videos) Alarcón, Ricardo: Interview

Scope and Contents

This portion of an interview with Ricardo Alarcón begins with a discussion about Cuba in years before the overthrow of Fulgencio Batista's government. He discusses his memories of the revolution and the reaction of many Cubans to the revolution. He talks about the political trials following the revolution, and defends the actions of the new government. Estela Bravo asks Alarcón to describe what he views as the biggest successes and failures in the 40 years since the revolution, and Alarcón describes several domestic policies. They also discuss the ration booklets issued by the Cuban government, and Alarcón criticizes inequality in the United States.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:31:09.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 95 Dvd : ref215 (Access dvd)
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1048 (Videos) Alarcón, Ricardo and Juanita Vera García

Scope and Contents

This video features segments of two separate interviews. The first interview features Cuban politician Ricardo Alarcón. In this brief segment, Alarcón discusses Fidel Castro's personal appearance as a symbol of the revolution, the numerous assassination attempts made against Castro over the years, and the reasons many powerful people have expressed interest in meeting him. At minute 12:42 the footage changes to an interview with Castro's translator Juanita Vera García. García discusses how she became Castro's translator, and talks about what it is like to travel with Castro and act as interpreter for some of his long public speeches.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:28:09.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1048 (Access dvd)
Box: 5 Cassette : ref244 (Videos) de Allende, Hortensia Bussi: Interview


circa 1996
Box: 77 Dvd : ref244 (Access dvd)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 69 Cassette : ref893 (Videos [31142063166246]) Almeida, Juan: Interview -1 Recording

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:28:53.


1997 June 5
Box: 85 Dvd : ref893 (Access dvd)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 69 Cassette : ref894 (Videos [31142063166246]) Almeida, Juan: Interview -2 Recording

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:11:45.


1997 June 5
Box: 85 Dvd : ref894 (Access dvd)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 69 Cassette : ref895 (Videos [31142063166246]) Almeida, Juan: Interview -3 Recording

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:33:22.


1997 June 5
Box: 85 Dvd : ref895 (Access dvd)
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Box: 69 Cassette : ref896 (Videos [31142063166246]) Almeida, Juan: Interview -4 Recording

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:04:56.


1997 June 5
Box: 85 Dvd : ref896 (Access dvd)
Box: 70 Cassette : ref913 (Videos [31142063166253]) Alonso, Alicia: Interview (Cassette 1 1st Part)

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).

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:28:36.

1996 June 27
Box: 85 Dvd : ref913 (Access dvd)
Box: 70 Cassette : ref914 (Videos [31142063166253]) Alonso, Alicia: Interview (Cassette 1 2nd Part)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:03:09.

1996 June 27
Box: 85 Dvd : ref914 (Access dvd)
Box: 70 Cassette : ref915 (Videos [31142063166253]) Alonso, Alicia: Interview (Cassette 2 1st Part) with Ramon Castro

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:24:30.

1996 June 27
Box: 85 Dvd : ref915 (Access dvd)
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: 5 Cassette : ref218 (Videos) Aruca, Francisco: Interview

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.

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:21:46.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 77 Dvd : ref218 (Access dvd)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref885 (Videos [31142063166246]) Aruca, Francisco: Interview

Scope and Content Note

The initial 14 minutes feature 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. Duration: 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 [31142063166253]) Aruca, Francisco: Footage at radio station
1996 October 1
Box: 84 Dvd : ref883 (Access dvd)
Box: 70 Cassette : ref884 (Videos [31142063166253]) 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: 68 Cassette : ref853 (Videos [31142063166238]) 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. Duration: 00:14:23.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 84 Dvd : ref853 (Access dvd)
Box: 68 Cassette : ref857 (Videos [31142063166238]) Belafonte, Harry: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:10:48.

1996 August 12
Box: 84 Dvd : ref857 (Access dvd)
Box: 70 Cassette : ref856 (Videos [31142063166253]) Belafonte, Harry: Interview
1996 August 11
Box: 84 Dvd : ref856 (Access dvd)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref18 (Videos) Belafonte, Harry: Interview
1996 August 10
Box: 86 Dvd : ref18 (Access dvd)
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1057 (Videos [31142063166170]) Belafonte, Harry: Interview (part 2)

Scope and Contents

This video contains portions of an interview with singer Harry Belafonte and his wife Julie Robinson. The interview begins with an anecdote about Belafonte bringing Fidel Castro a gift of cheese, and the caution with which Castro's body guards viewed the gift in light of the numerous assassination attempts that have been made against Castro. The bulk of the interview focuses on Belafonte's travels to Cuba with his family. He discusses his musical performances, and his children's enjoyment of Cuban culture. Robinson discusses bringing her parents to Cuba, and their request to be buried there after they died.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:17:41.


1996
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1057 (Access dvd)
Box: 10 Cassette : ref217 (Videos) Belafonte, Harry: Interview (part 3)

Scope and Contents

This video contains the last portion of an interview with Harry Belafonte and his wife Julie Robinson. In this short segment they discuss their admiration for Fidel Castro. After the interview concludes the tape shows several still images of Castro and Belafonte.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:02:56.


1996
Box: 95 Dvd : ref217 (Access dvd)
Box: 6 Cassette : ref147 (Videos) Benn, Tony: Interview (part 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.

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:28:59.


1996 March 16
Box: 77 Dvd : ref147 (Access dvd)
Box: 4 Cassette : ref41 (Videos) Benn, Tony: Interview (part 2)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Recording is divided into 4 access DVDs. Duration: 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: 5 Cassette : ref240 (Videos) Betto, Frei (Christo, Carlos Alberto Libanio): Interview and final portion of Philip Agee interview

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.

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:31:04.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 77 Dvd : ref240 (Access dvd)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref49 (Videos) Betto, Frei: Interview ("Los Manos de Fidel")
circa 1995-2000
Box: 86 Dvd : ref49 (Access dvd)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref59 (Videos) Betto, Frei: Interview ("Papa Fidel")
circa 1995-2000
Box: 86 Dvd : ref59 (Access dvd)
Box: 4 Cassette : ref69 (Videos) Bosch, Orlando: Interview

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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


circa 1995-2000
Box: 76 Dvd : ref69 (Access dvd)
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Box: 94 Cassette : ref991 (Videos) Bosch, Orlando: Interview -2 La Cubanisima Studio (WQBA) Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:25:24.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 86 Dvd : ref991 (Access dvd)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 94 Cassette : ref992 (Videos) Bosch, Orlando: Interview -3 La Cubanisima Studio (WQBA) Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:29:16.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 86 Dvd : ref992 (Access dvd)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 94 Cassette : ref993 (Videos) Bosch, Orlando: Interview -4 Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:29:00.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 86 Dvd : ref993 (Access dvd)
Box: 68 Cassette : ref848 (Videos [31142063166238]) Bourne, Peter: Interview

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:26:13.

circa 2000
Box: 83 Dvd : ref848 (Access dvd)
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1030 (Videos [31142063166170]) Bourne, Peter: Interview (part 1)

Scope and Contents

This video features a portion of an interview with Peter Bourne. Bourne begins with a lengthy discussion about the custody struggle over Elián González and the United States decision to return him to Cuba. He talks about the ways in which the struggle shifted Americans' perceptions of both Cuba and the exile community in Miami. The conversation then shifts to a general discussion about the way American opinions about Cuba are shaped by the press, which Bourne contrasts with that of other Latin American countries. The second part of the interview focuses on human rights in Cuba, healthcare, and education. He also briefly discusses why some Cubans have left the country, the Cuban economy, and the waning support Cuba received from the Soviet Union beginning in the 1980s.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:30:33.


2000
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1030 (Access dvd)
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1031 (Videos [31142063166170]) Bourne, Peter: Interview (part 2)

Scope and Contents

This interview features Peter Bourne continuing a discussion about the Cuban economy and Cuba's relationship with the Soviet Union in the 1980s. The bulk of this video features Bourne repeating various anecdotes to capture specific language and topical transitions to be used in Estela Bravo's documentary. Topics addressed in these segments include Fidel Castro's brief marriage to Mirta Díaz-Balart, the invasion of Granma beach, Celia Sanchez, the trials of individuals from the Batista government following the revolution, and Cuba's relationship with revolutionary movements in Chile, Vietnam, Nicaragua, and Grenada.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:30:42.


2000
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1031 (Access dvd)
Box: 10 Cassette : ref209 (Videos) Bourne, Peter: Interview

Scope and Contents

This interview with Peter Bourne begins with a discussion about Cuba's interest in supporting African independence movements and perceptions of Fidel Castro in the third world. Bourne describes Castro as an elder statesman among nationalist leaders in developing nations, and discusses his image as a role model for other young leaders. He then turns to a discussion about Castro's meeting with Pope John Paul II, describing the dynamic between the two men and the motivations behind the meeting. Bourne speaks about Castro's leadership in Cuba addressing concerns about human rights, and Castro's role as a leader in the post-colonial era. He ends with a brief discussion about the history of American influence in Cuba and his expectations for Cuba's fate after the United States lifts the trade embargo and after Castro leaves office.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:29:40.


circa 2000
Box: 97 Dvd : ref209 (Access dvd)
Box: 10 Cassette : ref224 (Videos) Bourne, Peter: Interview

Scope and Contents

This interview with Peter Bourne primarily contains repetitions of previous topics addressed in earlier interviews with Estela Bravo. Bourne restates several of the same points in an attempt to provide fluidity for segments used in Bravo's documentary. He begins by discussing Castro's relationship with his first wife Mirta Díaz-Balart and their son Fidelito. He also discusses Fidel's relationship with Celia Sanchez and the important role she played in his life. He then changes to a discussion about the immediate aftermath of the Cuban revolution, discussing why people decided to leave, the trials of former Batista government officials, and the development of contentious diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba. Bourne ends with several short discussions about Castro's relationship with leaders in Vietnam, Chile, Nicaragua, and Grenada.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:31:18.


circa 2000
Box: 97 Dvd : ref224 (Access dvd)
Box: 10 Cassette : ref235 (Videos) Bourne, Peter: Interview

Biographical note

Peter Bourne is an English physician who has worked with the Cuban government as chair of the Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC).

Scope and Contents

In this interview segment Peter Bourne discusses Fidel Castro's role in the Caribbean and his image as a leader. He begins by discussing Castro's relationship with revolutionary leaders like Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua and Maurice Bishop in Grenada, and explains that Castro was reluctant to support revolutionary movements in Latin America and the Caribbean after the Nicaraguan revolution. Bourne also discusses Castro's physical image, and speaks briefly about his decision to stop smoking cigars and wearing military fatigues. In the second half of the interview Bourne discusses Cuban elections, and the medical training Cuba provides to students in Latin America.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:21:29.


circa 2000
Box: 95 Dvd : ref235 (Access dvd)
Box: 10 Cassette : ref243 Bourne, Peter: Interview
circa 2000
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1035 (Videos) Bourne, Peter: Interview (part 1)

Scope and Contents

In this portion of an interview with Peter Bourne, Bourne discusses the life of Fidel Castro and his experience as Castro's biographer. Bourne begins by talking about Castro's childhood and relationship with his parents. He also discusses Castro's experience at the University of Havana, and describes corruption at Cuban universities during that era. He discusses the ways in which Castro's upbringing influenced his political ideology, specifically citing his mother's Christianity. Later in the interview Bourne describes the influential women in Castro's life including Mirta Díaz-Balart, to whom he was married for 2 years, and his long-time partner Celia Sanchez. Bourne also talks at length about Castro's character and the impression he makes on the people who meet him. This interview was recorded in London and was not conducted by Estela Bravo, but rather an unidentified man who speaks off camera.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:28:54.


circa 2000
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1035 (Access dvd)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref14 (Videos) Bourne, Peter: Interview (part 2)
circa 2000
Box: 86 Dvd : ref14 (Access dvd)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref13 (Videos) Bourne, Peter: Interview (part 3)
circa 2000
Box: 86 Dvd : ref13 (Access dvd)
Box: 72 Folder : 14 Bourne, Peter: Interview Transcripts
1998
Box: 2 Cassette : ref10 (Videos) Bourne, Peter: Interview / Auction / Event for Elián González

Scope and Content Note

The bulk of this video features an interview with Peter Bourne. Bourne begins by speaking about the aftermath of the Cuban revolution specifically addressing the refugees and the trials of individuals connected to the Batista government. He also discusses Cuba's support of revolutions in Latin America, Castro's relationship with Maurice Bishop, the custody battle over Elián González, Cuban healthcare, Castro's views on globalization, and restrictions on freedom of speech. At minute 25:00 the video changes to footage of an auction featuring cigar boxes signed by Castro and dated March 3, 2000. At minute 27:35 footage changes to an event calling for the return of Elián González. The event features González's father Juan González Quintana, his grandmothers, and groups of school children performing Cuban songs and dances.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:35:54.


2000 November
Box: 97 Dvd : ref10 (Access dvd)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref54 (Videos) Campa, Concepción: Interview (part 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: 86 Dvd : ref54 (Access dvd)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref53 (Videos) Campa, Concepción: Interview (part 2)
circa 1995-2000
Box: 86 Dvd : ref53 (Access dvd)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref887 (Videos [31142063166246]) Cardin, Pierre: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:21:03.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 85 Dvd : ref887 (Access dvd)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref48 (Videos) Cardin, Pierre/ Richard, Pierre: Interviews
1996 March 13
Box: 86 Dvd : ref48 (Access dvd)
Box: 46 Cassette : ref995 (Videos) Castellanos, Baudilio: Interview

Biographical note

Baudilio Castellanos Garcia ( -2002) was a lawyer and childhood friend of Fidel Castro. Castellanos attended law school with Castro, and served as one of the defense attorneys for captured insurgents arrested for the 1953 attack of the Moncada Barracks. Under the Castro government, Castellanos directed the National Institute of Tourism and served as Cuban Ambassador to France.

Scope and Contents

In this portion of an interview with Baudillo Castellanos, Castellanos begins by speaking about his relationship with Fidel Castro prior to the revolution. He discusses Castro's first wife Mirta Díaz-Balart, and Castro's political activism prior to the revolution. The bulk of the interview focuses on Castellanos work representing Castro, and the other revolutionaries who were arrested after their attack on the Moncada Barracks. He discusses speaking with Díaz-Balart following the attack, and his legal representation of Raúl Castro prior to Fidel's capture. He also discusses the role of Marta Rojas who reported on the trials of the rebels captured at Moncada. At minute 22:44 Castellanos looks through photographs he saved from that period, and an image of Raúl Castro can be seen at the top of the stack. The video quality at the end of the recording is poor.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:30:34


circa 1995-2000
Box: 96 Dvd : ref995 (Access dvd)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref78 (Videos) Castellanos, Baudilio: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 95 Dvd : ref78 (Access dvd)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref903 (Videos [31142063166246]) Castellanos, Baudilio: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:21:51.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 85 Dvd : ref903 (Access dvd)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref904 (Videos [31142063166246]) Castellanos, Baudilio: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:17:56.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 85 Dvd : ref904 (Access dvd)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref90 (Videos) Castellanos, Baudilio: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 95 Dvd : ref90 (Access dvd)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref44 (Videos) Castellanos, Baudilio: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 86 Dvd : ref44 (Access dvd)
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1042 (Videos [31142063166170]) Castro, Angela: Interview

Biographical / Historical

Angela Castro was the sister of Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

Scope and Contents

This video includes an interview with Angela Castro. In this brief portion of the interview, Castro discusses traveling to Santiago de Cuba during the revolution. She explains that her father was worried about her brothers after the attack on the Moncada Barracks, and sent her to Santiago de Cuba see if they were still alive. She describes her journey and the atmosphere of city when she arrived.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:10:35


1995 October 22
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1042 (Access dvd)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref79 (Videos) Castro, Angela: Interview (part 1)

Historical/Biographical Note

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

Scope and Contents

This video features an informal discussion and brief interview with Angela Castro and one of her daughters. The beginning of the video features footage of Castro looking through family photographs and identifying individuals featured in the photos. The second half features an interview with Angela Castro's daughter. She discusses the revolutionary period and its impact on Castro's family, discussing her family's concern for Fidel and Raúl, specifically citing their imprisonment following the attack on the Moncada barracks and their exile in Mexico. She also discusses the isolation her family felt during the revolution and her memories of living with her grandparents in Birán during that time.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:31:24.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 97 Dvd : ref79 (Access dvd)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref75 (Videos) Castro, Angela: Interview (part 2)
circa 1995-2000
Box: 95 Dvd : ref75 (Access dvd)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref76 Castro, Angela: Interview (part 3)
circa 1995-2000
Box: 2 Cassette : ref85 (Videos) Castro, Angela: Interview (part 4)

Scope and Contents

This interview with Angela Castro begins with a discussion about Alina Fernández Revuelta, Fidel Castro's eldest daughter. Castro contends that she does not believe Revuelta is her brother's daughter, but notes that he has never denied paternity. She also discusses her sister Juana Castro, who opposed her brother's politics and moved to the United States. Later in the interview Castro speaks about the impact the Cuban Revolution had on her life and her experience of having Fidel Castro as both a brother and a president. She also addresses criticism that her children received preferential treatment because Castro was their uncle.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:30:04.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 97 Dvd : ref85 (Access dvd)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref77 (Videos) 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: 95 Dvd : ref77 (Access dvd)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref91 (Videos) Castro, Angela: Interview, with daughter Tania Frago
circa 1995-2000
Box: 95 Dvd : ref91 (Access dvd)
Box: 89 Cassette : ref246 (Videos) Castro, Fidel: Interview on the Ed Sullivan Show

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."

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:11:49.

1959 November 1
Box: 77 Dvd : ref246 (Access dvd)
Box: 68 Cassette : ref855 (Videos [31142063166238]) Clark, Ramsey: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:10:49.

1996 August 8
Box: 84 Dvd : ref855 (Access dvd)
Box: 68 Cassette : ref854 (Videos [31142063166238]) Clark, Ramsey: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:27:24.

1996 August 9
Box: 84 Dvd : ref854 (Access dvd)
Box: 72 Folder : 15 Clark, Ramsey: Photograph
undated
Box: 68 Cassette : ref868 (Videos [31142063166238]) Davis, Angela: Interview

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:31:21.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 84 Dvd : ref868 (Access dvd)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref24 (Videos) Davis, Angela: Stills with Fidel
circa 1995-2000
Box: 86 Dvd : ref24 (Access dvd)
Box: 6 Cassette : ref146 (Videos) Depardieu, Gerard: Interview (part 1)

Scope and Contents

This interview features French actor Gerard Depardieu. Depardieu discusses his impression of Fidel Castro as a leader, and talks about meeting him on three different occasions. He notes that he felt a close connection to Castro, and says that he saw a kinship between himself as an artist and Castro as a political revolutionary. Depardieu ends the interview by wishing Castro a happy 70th birthday, and speculates about what the future will be like for Castro and Cuba.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:20:01.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 97 Dvd : ref146 (Access dvd)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Cassette : ref100 (Videos) Espin, Vilma: Interview Recording

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:30:10.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 76 Dvd : ref100 (Access dvd)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Cassette : ref102 (Videos) Espin, Vilma: Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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


circa 1995-2000
Box: 76 Dvd : ref102 (Access dvd)
Box: 4 Cassette : ref107 (Videos) Espin, Vilma: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:29:09.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 76 Dvd : ref107 (Access dvd)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Cassette : ref117 (Videos) Espin, Vilma: Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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


circa 1995-2000
Box: 76 Dvd : ref117 (Access dvd)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref874 (Videos [31142063166246]) Esquivel, Chino: Interview

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:30:03.

1996 September 19
Box: 84 Dvd : ref874 (Access dvd)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref875 (Videos [31142063166246]) Esquivel, Chino: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:31:15.

1996 September 19
Box: 84 Dvd : ref875 (Access dvd)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref27 (Videos) Esquivel, Chino: Interview
1996 September 19
Box: 86 Dvd : ref27 (Access dvd)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref28 (Videos) Esquivel, Chino: Photographs

Scope and Contents

This video features footage of still images of Fidel Castro and Alfredo "Chino" Esquivel. The images feature contemporary photographs of the two men shaking hands and greeting each other, and older photos of Castro and Esquivel as young men with their classmates from the University of Havana. This video does not contain any audio.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:20:36.


1996 September 25
Box: 97 Dvd : ref28 (Access dvd)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref889 (Videos [31142063166246]) Fernandez, Conchita: Interview

Historical/Biographical Note

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

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:30:42.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 85 Dvd : ref889 (Access dvd)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref890 (Videos [31142063166246]) Fernandez, Conchita: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:23:51.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 85 Dvd : ref890 (Access dvd)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref43 (Videos) Fernandez, Conchita: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 86 Dvd : ref43 (Access dvd)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref897 (Videos [31142063166246]) Fernandez, Jose Ramon: Interview -1

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:29:13.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 85 Dvd : ref897 (Access dvd)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref898 (Videos [31142063166246]) Fernandez, Jose Ramon: Interview -3

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:05:51.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 84 Dvd : ref898 (Access dvd)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref39 (Videos) Fernandez, Jose Ramon: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 86 Dvd : ref39 (Access dvd)
Box: 68 Cassette : ref869 (Videos [31142063166238]) Frady, Marshall: Interview

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:30:37.


1996 September 9
Box: 84 Dvd : ref869 (Access dvd)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Cassette : ref29 (Videos) Frady, Marshall: Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:19:28.


1996 September 9
Box: 75 Dvd : ref29 (Access dvd)
Box: 4 Cassette : ref31 (Videos) Frady, Marshall: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:29:02.


1996
Box: 75 Dvd : ref31 (Access dvd)
Box: 70 Cassette : ref917 (Videos [31142063166253]) Fusté, Tomás García: Interview (part 1)

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:30:12.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 85 Dvd : ref917 (Access dvd)
Box: 46 Cassette : ref1000 (Videos) Fusté, Tomás García: Interview (part 2)

Biographical / Historical

This video features an interview with Miami radio host Tomás García Fusté. The video begins with footage of images in Fusté's office and an interview that starts at minute 5:30. Fusté begins by speculating about end of the Castro presidency, which he predicts will occur within a year of the time in which the interview was conducted. He also talks about his family members still living in Cuba, and the state of the country. He discusses Cuban exiles who have attempted to reach the US by raft or in the Mariel Boatlift, and blames Castro for the tragedies that had have happened as a result of people fleeing the country. Finally, Fusté discusses other anti-Castro Cubans in the United States including Orlando Bosch and Jorge Mas Canosa.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:30:04.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 97 Dvd : ref1000 (Access dvd)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref888 (Videos [31142063166246]) Gades, Antonio: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:21:44.

1996 August 7
Box: 85 Dvd : ref888 (Access dvd)
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: 69 Cassette : ref876 (Videos [31142063166246]) Gonzalez, Elián (and his lawyer)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:31:50.

2000
Box: 84 Box : ref876 (Access dvd)
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1034 González, Elián CNN footage
circa 2000
Box: 10 Cassette : ref226 (Videos) González, Elián- "extracts from VHS"

Scope and Contents

This video features footage of Elián González in Cuba. The video begins with extended footage of González arriving in Cuba with his father. As he and his father depart from the plane they are greeted by large crowds and a group of relatives including González's grandparents. The video then cuts to footage of crowds lining the street as González rides home. The video also features footage of Elián González at the beach with his family, going to school, and ends with footage of him reading La Edad de Oro by José Martí, which was a gift from Fidel Castro.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:23:32.


circa 2000
Box: 97 Dvd : ref226 (Access dvd)
Box: 10 Cassette : ref221 González, Elián "Comp Reel"
circa 2000
Box: 68 Cassette : ref844 (Videos [31142063166238]) González (Quintana), Juan Miguel: Interview

Historical/Biographical Note

Juan Miguel González Quintana is the father of Elián González.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:31:35.

2000 November
Box: 83 Dvd : ref844 (Access dvd)
Box: 68 Cassette : ref845 (Videos [31142063166238]) González (Quintana), Juan Miguel: Interview, continuation

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 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. Duration: 00:12:42.

2000
Box: 10 Cassette : ref212 González (Quintana), Juan Miguel: Interview
2000
Box: 2 Cassette : ref80 (Videos) González Corrales, Manuel: Interview

Biographical Note

Manuel González Corrales (1916-2014) was a friend of Fidel Castro at the University of Havana.

Scope and Contents

This video begins with a brief discussion with one of Fidel Castro's university classmates about a 1980 reunion between Castro and his friends from the University of Havana. The brief footage focuses on a photograph from the event. At minute 3:35 the video changes to an interview with Manuel González Corrales. He discusses his memories of Fidel Castro at the University of Havana and their shared involvement in student activism. He describes the political environment within the university as a microcosm and training ground for the revolutionary movements that developed in Cuba, and later discusses the assassination of Student Federation leader Manolo Castro.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:31:24.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 97 Dvd : ref80 (Access dvd)
Box: 46 Cassette : ref996 "González, Manuel Corrales Cassette #47"
circa 1995-2000
Box: 70 Cassette : ref907 (Videos [31142063166253]) Guevara, Alfredo: Interview (part 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: 94 Cassette : ref997 (Videos) Guevara, Alfredo: Interview (part 2)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:26:22.


1996 May 27
Box: 86 Dvd : ref997 (Access dvd)
Box: 63 Cassette : ref1064 (Videos [31142063166188]) Guevara, Aleida: Interview (part 1)

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.

Scope and Contents

In this interview Aleida Guevara begins with a discussion about her earliest memories of Fidel Castro. She then discusses Castro asking her to write a prolog for a book about her father, Ernesto "Che" Guevara, and his role supporting the unsuccessful revolution in Congo. She describes her enjoyment writing the prolog because it allowed her to revisit positive memories of her father. She also describes Castro's relationship with Guevara, and how Castro convinced him to return to Cuba briefly before he left to support guerilla forces in Bolivia. In the last half of the interview, she reads from the letter Castro wrote to her father convincing him to return to Cuba.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:23:28.


1996
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1064 (Access dvd)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref1396 (Videos) Guevara, Aleida: Interview (part 1)
1998 June 21
Box: 95 Dvd : ref1396 (Access dvd)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref71 (Videos) Guevara, Aleida: Interview (part 2)
1998 June 21
Box: 95 Dvd : ref71 (Access dvd)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref64 (Videos) Guevara, Aleida: Interview (part 3)
1998 June 21
Box: 86 Dvd : ref64 (Access dvd)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref67 (Videos) Guevara, Aleida: Interview (part 4)
1998 June 21
Box: 95 Dvd : ref67 (Access dvd)
Box: 68 Cassette : ref873 (Videos [31142063166238]) Haines, Randa: Interview

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:16:50.

1996 November 9
Box: 84 Dvd : ref873 (Access dvd)
Box: 4 Cassette : ref51 (Videos) Heath, Edward: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:24:23.


1996 March 15
Box: 76 Dvd : ref51 (Access dvd)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref905 (Videos [31142063166246]) Hernández, Melba: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 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. Duration: 00:30:01.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 76 Dvd : ref73 (Access dvd)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Cassette : ref81 (Videos) Hernández, Melba: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:26:55.


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

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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


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

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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


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

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:29:26.


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

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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


circa 1995-2000
Box: 76 Dvd : ref113 (Access dvd)
Box: 72 Folder : 6 Interview List
undated
Box: 72 Folder : 7-12 Interview Transcripts
1996
Box: 2 Cassette : ref33 (Videos) Jackson, Jesse: Interview
1996 September 17
Box: 86 Dvd : ref33 (Access dvd)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 69 Cassette : ref891 (Videos [31142063166246]) Jiménez, Antonio Núñez: Interview Recording (with stills)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:21:52.


1996
Box: 85 Dvd : ref891 (Access dvd)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Cassette : ref50 (Videos) Jiménez, Antonio Núñez: Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:30:43.


1996
Box: 76 Dvd : ref50 (Access dvd)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Cassette : ref108 (Videos) Jiménez, Antonio Núñez: Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Recording is divided into 3 access DVDs. Duration: 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: 4 Cassette : ref109 (Videos) Jiménez, Antonio Núñez: Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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


1996
Box: 76 Dvd : ref109 (Access dvd)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 70 Cassette : ref908 (Videos [31142063166253]) Jiménez, Antonio Núñez: Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:06:09.


1996 May 29
Box: 85 Dvd : ref908 (Access dvd)
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1045 Landau, Saul: Interview (part 1)
circa 1995-2000
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1046 Landau, Saul: Interview (part 2)
circa 1995-2000
Box: 6 Cassette : ref110 (Videos) Leal, Eusebio: Interview

Biographical note

Eusebio Leal was the historian for the city of Havana.

Scope and Contents

This tape includes a partial interview with Cuban historian Eusebio Leal, and begins part way through the interview. Leal discusses the relationship between Fidel Castro and his brother Raúl, which he describes as one of extreme confidence and closeness. Leal also describes the relationship between Castro and other prominent individuals in Cuba including Che Guevara, Celia Sanchez, Carlos Rafael Rodríguez, Conchita Fernandez, and Baudillo Castellano. Finally, he discusses Castro as a polarizing figure and talks about the opposition of many Cubans to his leadership. The last two minutes of the video feature background footage of Leal walking through a courtyard.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:13:22.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 95 Dvd : ref110 (Access dvd)
Box: 6 Cassette : ref111 (Videos) Leal, Eusebio: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 95 Dvd : ref111 (Access dvd)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref882 (Videos [31142063166246]) Lesnik, Max: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:27:02.

1996 October 2
Box: 84 Dvd : ref882 (Access dvd)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref55 (Videos) Lesnik, Max: Interview
1996 October 2
Box: 86 Dvd : ref55 (Access dvd)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref63 (Videos) Lesnik, Max: Interview

Biographical Note

Max Lesnik was a Cuban revolutionary who attended the University of Havana with Fidel Castro.

Scope and Contents

This video features an interview with Max Lesnik. Lesnik begins by discussing student activism at the University of Havana and clashes with Fulgencio Batista's government. He later discusses Fidel Castro's relationship with his first wife Mirta Díaz-Balart. He later describes Fidel's interest weapons and military action, and describes how the beginnings of Castro's coalition grew out of a militant faction he developed within the Partido Ortodoxo (Orthodox Party). Lesnik details Castro's personality as a young man and suggests that peers viewed him as audacious and likely to achieve prominence. He later addresses a question about racism and notes that as a Jewish man he did face some racism in Cuba, but argues that the generation that he and Castro were a part of held much less prejudice.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:29:23.


1996 October 2
Box: 97 Dvd : ref63 (Access dvd)
Box: 4 Cassette : ref32 (Videos) Levinson, Sandra: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:30:00.

circa 1996-2000
Box: 75 Dvd : ref32 (Access dvd)
Box: 4 Cassette : ref30 (Videos) Levinson, Sandra: Interview (continued)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:26:33.

circa 1996-2000
Box: 75 Dvd : ref30 (Access dvd)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref51 Linares, Omar: Interview
circa 1996-2000
Box: 46 Cassette : ref990 (Videos) Llorente, Armando: Interview (part 1)

Scope and Contents

This video features a segment of an interview with Father Armando Llorente. In the interview Llorente introduces himself, and begins by discussing how he and several other Jesuit priests traveled from Spain to Cuba in 1942 to teach in Cuban schools. He explains that he was placed in el Colegio de Belen, where he met Fidel Castro who was a student at the school. He discusses what Castro was like as a student and an athlete, and describes him as particularly diligent. He shares a long anecdote about Castro's interest in basketball, and also talks about Castro's interest in other sports including soccer, baseball, and track.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:15:39.


circa 1996-2000
Box: 96 Dvd : ref990 (Access dvd)
Box: 63 Cassette : ref1063 (Videos [31142063166188]) Llorente, Armando: Interview (part 2)

Scope and Contents

In this portion of an interview the Father Armando Llorente, Llorente shares anecdotes about Fidel Castro when he was a student at el Colegio Belen. He first shares a story about a time Castro saved him while they were trying to cross a flooding river during a school camping trip. He then talks about an incident when Castro was almost expelled because he refused reveal the location of two missing classmates to the school's rector. Llorente explains that the students had left school in the immediate aftermath of Pearl Harbor to volunteer to fight in World War II, and Castro had promised to keep their decision secret. Finally, he looks through a yearbook from Colegio Belen, and points out a description about Castro in the yearbook.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:13:20.


circa 1996-2000
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1063 (Access dvd)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref57 (Videos) Llorente, Armando: Interview (also Ed Murrow)
circa 1995-2000
Box: 86 Dvd : ref57 (Access dvd)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref58 (Videos) Llorente, Armando: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 86 Dvd : ref58 (Access dvd)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref62 (Videos) Llorente, Armando: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 86 Dvd : ref62 (Access dvd)
Box: 68 Cassette : ref863 (Videos [31142063166238]) Lockwood, Lee: Interview

Scope and Content Note

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

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:27:23.

1996 August 21
Box: 84 Dvd : ref863 (Access dvd)
Box: 45 Cassette : ref984 (Videos) Lockwood, Lee: Interview

Biographical note

Lee Lockwood is an American Journalist who documented Fidel Castro and Cuba in the decade following the Cuban revolution in his 1967 book "Castro's Cuba, Cuba's Fidel."

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:30:42.


1996 August 22
Box: 96 Dvd : ref984 (Access dvd)
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1058 (Videos) Lockwood, Lee: Interview (part 2)

Scope and Contents

This video contains no audio. It features close-up shots of several of Lee Lockwood's photographs of Fidel Castro. Photos largely feature a young Castro at his home, playing sports, giving speeches, and smoking cigars.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:04:17.


1996 August 21
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1058 (Access dvd)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref21 (Videos) Lockwood, Lee
1996 August 21
Box: 86 Dvd : ref21 (Access dvd)
Box: 5 Cassette : ref149 (Videos) 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: 77 Dvd : ref149 (Access dvd)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref901 (Videos [31142063166246]) Márquez, Gabriel García: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:29:01.

1996 July 12
Box: 85 Dvd : ref901 (Access dvd)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref902 (Videos [31142063166246]) Márquez, Gabriel García: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:21:36.

1996 July 12
Box: 85 Dvd : ref902 (Access dvd)
Box: 4 Cassette : ref22 (Videos) McGovern, George: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:12:23.


1996 August 31
Box: 75 Dvd : ref22 (Access dvd)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 68 Cassette : ref865 (Videos [31142063166238]) McGovern, George: Interview and Wayne Smith Interview Recording

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:28:25.


1996 August 30
Box: 84 Dvd : ref865 (Access dvd)
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1061 (Videos) Menchu, Rigoberta: Interview

Scope and Contents

This video features a brief interview with Guatemalan human rights activist Rigoberta Menchu. Menchu discusses the way people in the third world and Latin America view Fidel Castro, and explains that many see him as a symbol of resistance against imperialism. She discusses the cold or distant reception Castro has received from politicians in the United States over the years. She explains that although political and business leaders largely oppose his presidency, opinions about Castro, even in the United States, are very diverse.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:07:05.

1996 October 8
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1061 (Access dvd)
Box: 11 Cassette : ref255 Menchu, Rigoberta: Interview
1996
Box: 3 Cassette : ref60 (Videos) Menoyo, Eloy Gutierrez: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 86 Dvd : ref60 (Access dvd)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref61 (Videos) Menoyo, Eloy Gutierrez: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 86 Dvd : ref61 (Access dvd)
Box: 6 Cassette : ref105 (Videos) Mina, Gianni: Interview (part 1)

Biographical note

Gianni Mina is an Italian journalist, writer and tv host who interviewed Fidel Castro in 1987. Excerpts of his interview with Castro were published in his book Human Rights in Cuba.

Scope and Contents

This video contains an interview with Italian journalist Gianni Mina. Mina begins by discussing his background and personal history. He describes his early interest in sports journalism, and later becoming interested in politics after meeting exiled Brazilian youth living in Italy. He describes traveling to Brazil with friends and meeting Latin American intellectuals including Gabriel García Márquez. He later discusses an attempt to interview Fidel Castro at a boxing match in Monaco. He describes interviewing Castro 13 years after his initial attempt, and credits Márquez with facilitating the interview. He describes his interview with Castro in which they discussed Cuban human rights, scientific research, and the death of Che Guevara. The video contains frequent background noise, which makes some of the interview difficult to hear in places.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:20:49.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 95 Dvd : ref105 (Access dvd)
Box: 6 Cassette : ref118 (Videos) Mina, Gianni: Interview (part 2)

Scope and Contents

This interview with Gianni Mina begins with a discussion about Fidel Castro's relationship with Che Guevara. Mina explains that Castro only discussed his professional relationship with Guevara, and notes that Castro expressed his disagreement with Guevara's decisions to support revolutionary movements in the third world. In particular he noted that Castro thought Guevara was impatient in his efforts to support revolutionary movements in Bolivia. The second half of the interview focuses on Castro's meeting with Pope John Paul II. Mina discusses the reasons he thought the two men sought the meeting, and what each gained from the encounter. The video ends with a discussion about the role of the Catholic church in Latin America.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:31:07.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 97 Dvd : ref118 (Access dvd)
Box: 6 Cassette : ref120 (Videos) Mina, Gianni: Interview (part 3)

Scope and Contents

This final interview with Gianni Mina begins with a discussion about the meeting between Pope John Paul II and Fidel Castro. Mina explains the motivations of each for convening the meeting and the message it sent to Catholics in Latin America and world leaders. Mina also discusses his perceptions of Fidel Castro's personality and his public persona. Finally, he talks about Castro's friendship with novelist Gabriel García Márquez.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:26:36.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 97 Dvd : ref120 (Access dvd)
Box: 70 Cassette : ref919 (Videos [31142063166253]) Mitterrand, Danielle: Interview
1996 March 12
Box: 85 Dvd : ref919 (Access dvd)
Box: 70 Cassette : ref920 (Videos [31142063166253]) Mitterrand, Danielle: Interview
1996 March 12
Box: 85 Dvd : ref920 (Access dvd)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref25 Moakley, Joseph: Interview
1996 August 21
Box: 4 Cassette : ref34 (Videos) Moakley, Joseph: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:23:28.


1996 August 23
Box: 75 Dvd : ref34 (Access dvd)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref82 (Videos) 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: 95 Dvd : ref82 (Access dvd)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref84 (Videos) Montane, Jesus: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 95 Dvd : ref84 (Access dvd)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref87 (Videos) Montane, Jesus: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 95 Dvd : ref87 (Access dvd)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref881 (Videos [31142063166246]) Montiel, Magda: Interview

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:30:18.

1996 October 2
Box: 84 Dvd : ref881 (Access dvd)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref65 (Videos) Monteil, Magda: Interview
1996
Box: 86 Dvd : ref65 (Access dvd)
Box: 6 Cassette : ref98 (Videos) Ordóñez, Cosme: Interview

Biographical note

Cosme Ordóñez (1927 - ) is a Cuban medical doctor and professor of Epidemiology at Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de la Habana (University of Medical Sciences of Havana). He was a childhood friend of Fidel Castro who he met as a school boy at the Colegio de Belén.

Scope and Contents

This interview with Cosme Ordóñez begins with a discussion about Fidel Castro and his relationship with his brother Raúl. Ordóñez describes his admiration for Raúl. He also talks about the ways in which Raúl and Fidel Castro complimented each other, contending that Raúl had a skill for organization and Fidel a skill for strategy. He also briefly discusses Celia Sanchez and her support of public health. He discusses his perceptions of Fidel Castro as a man, and describes his relationship with Castro at el Colegio de Belén. He discusses his decision to stay in Cuba after the revolution despite the fact that many of his family members fled the country. Video quality is poor in several places.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:31:09.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 95 Dvd : ref98 (Access dvd)
Box: 6 Cassette : ref112 (Videos) Ordóñez, Cosme: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 95 Dvd : ref112 (Access dvd)
Box: 6 Cassette : ref121 (Videos) Ordóñez, Cosme: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 95 Dvd : ref121 (Access dvd)
Box: 46 Cassette : ref989 (Videos) Ortega, Luis: Interview

Biographical note

Luis Ortega is a Cuban writer living in Miami.

Scope and Contents

In this interview Luis Ortega largely discusses the relationship between Cuba and the United States. He argues that what Cuba needs most is not internal political reform, but rather a change in the United States foreign policy toward Cuba. He argues that the United States needs to respect Cuban sovereignty by lifting the blockade and improving diplomatic relations with the Cuban government. Ortega states that he does not think Castro believes in Communism, but rather adopted the political structure in opposition to the United States. He suggests that by aligning with the Soviet Union Castro hoped avoid a US funded coup similar to the overthrow of Jacobo Árbenz in Guatemala. At the end of the interview he discusses his writing career and how his opinions toward Cuba have changed over the years.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:21:01.


1996 October 2
Box: 96 Dvd : ref989 (Access dvd)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref56 (Videos) Ortega, Luis: Interview
1996 October 2
Box: 86 Dvd : ref56 (Access dvd)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref66 (Videos) Ortega, Luis: Interview
1996 October 2
Box: 95 Dvd : ref66 (Access dvd)
Box: 10 Cassette : ref227 (Videos) Ortega, Luis: Interview

Biographical note

Luis Ortega was a Cuban journalist living in Miami.

Scope and Contents

In this video Estela Bravo interviews journalist Luis Ortega about anti-Castro sentiment in Miami and the custody fight over Elián González. Ortega speaks primarily about Cuban exiles in Miami and the strong anti-Castro sentiment that exists in the city. He discusses US policy toward Cuba, criticizing aggressive US foreign policy and the trade embargo. He also discusses criticism of Cuba for political repression and its single party system, and the US government's response to human rights concerns in Cuba compared to other countries. Much of the second half of the interview focuses on the case of Elián González and the Miami Cuban community's attempt to stop his return to Cuba.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:30:48.


1996 October 2
Box: 95 Dvd : ref227 (Access dvd)
Box: 10 Cassette : ref234 (Videos) Ortega, Luis and Max Lesnik: Interviews

Scope and Contents

This video features portions of interviews with Luis Ortega and Max Lesnik. The interview with Ortega begins where the footage from tape ref227 ends and runs until minute 16:30. In this portion of the interview he discusses the Cuban community in Miami, and the polarized opinions about Fidel Castro that the community holds. He also talks about the custody battle over Elián González and the image of Fidel Castro as a figure of anti-imperialism in Latin American. At minute 16:31 the footage changes to an interview with Max Lesnik. Lesnik describes his acquaintance with Castro at the University of Havana, where they were classmates. Lesnik discusses Castro's politics during that era, and the inspiration Castro drew from the political leader Eduardo Chibás and the writings of José Martí. The video quality is poor during portions of this interview.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:31:08.


2000 July
Box: 95 Dvd : ref234 (Access dvd)
Box: 5 Cassette : ref214 (Videos) Pastor, Bob: Interview at the Carter Center

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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


1992 November 30
Box: 77 Dvd : ref214 (Access dvd)
Box: 6 Cassette : ref101 (Videos) Patterson, J.P: Speech in Mandela Park, Jamaica

Biographical Note

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

Scope and Contents

This video features footage of an event in Mandela Park in Kingston, Jamaica. In the video Fidel Castro is presented with a key and a certificate, and Jamaican Prime Minister P.J. Patterson welcomes Castro to the city. Patterson delivers a speech thanking Castro for contribution to the fight against apartheid, his support of independence in third world nations, and Africa in particular. He discusses the common bonds between Cuba and Jamaica caused by their shared history of colonization and plantation society, and pledges to help Cuba improve its relationship in the western hemisphere.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:14:20.


circa 1998
Box: 97 Dvd : ref101 (Access dvd)
Box: 68 Cassette : ref870 (Videos [31142063166238]) 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. Duration: 00:28:54.


1996 November 9
Box: 84 Dvd : ref870 (Access dvd)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 68 Cassette : ref871 (Videos [31142063166238]) Pollack, Sydney: Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:01:52.


1996
Box: 84 Dvd : ref871 (Access dvd)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 68 Cassette : ref872 (Videos [31142063166238]) Pollack, Sydney: Interview Recording

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:16:46.


1996
Box: 84 Dvd : ref872 (Access dvd)
Box: 72 Folder : 22 Press Releases and Coverage
2001-2002
Box: 69 Cassette : ref892 (Videos [31142063166246]) Prieto, Abel: Interview and Baudilio Castellanos Interview

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:31:01.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 85 Dvd : ref892 (Access dvd)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref45 (Videos) Prieto, Abel: Interview

Scope and Contents

This video features portions of an interview with Abel Prieto. In the interview Prieto discusses Fidel Castro's interest in studying prominent historical figures like Napoleon and Churchill as well as the history of indigenous peoples and the working class. Prieto discusses his experience traveling internationally with Castro, and the positive and negative perceptions of Castro in the world. He describes Castro as a polarizing figure and talks about perceptions of Castro in Florida, and Miami in particular. Prieto also describes Castro's competitive spirit, and in the second half of the interview he discusses what he thinks Cuba will look like after Castro's presidency. He discusses his optimism for the future of Cuba after Castro, citing strong party unity and active participation from young voters. He also talks about Cuba moving toward a new kind of socialism.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: Betacam. Duration: 00:29:56.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 95 Dvd : ref45 (Access dvd)
Box: 3 Cassette : ref47 Prieto, Abel: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 70 Cassette : ref906 (Videos [31142063166253]) Quirot, Ana Fidelia: Footage and a few comments

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:13:48.

1996 June 22
Box: 85 Dvd : ref906 (Access dvd)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref88 (Videos) Quirot, Ana Fidelia: Interview (part 2)

Scope and Contents

This video features an interview with sprinter Ana Fidelia Quirot. The interview was conducted at a track and field competition, and Quirot speaks with Estela Bravo before her competition. She discusses the pride she feels in representing Cuba as an athlete, and her admiration for Cuban President Fidel Castro. She discusses her experience meeting Castro on several occasions and explains that her mother gave her the name "Fidelia" because she was a supporter of the revolution. She discusses traveling internationally and American athletes' misconceptions about life in Cuba. Finally, she shares her belief that Cuba will continue as a socialist nation. The end of the video features footage of the crowds at the competition and an awards ceremony where Quirot receives a medal.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:26:33.

1996 June 22
Box: 97 Dvd : ref88 (Access dvd)
Box: 46 Cassette : ref999 (Videos) Quirot, Ana Fidelia: Interview: "Cassette #31"

Scope and Contents

This video features a brief interview with Cuban athlete Ana Fidelia Quirot. Quirot begins by talking about meeting Fidel Castro and traveling to the United States as an athlete. She discusses meeting international athletes throughout her career and the reception she has received from other athletes, notably Americans, as a Cuban. She shows Estela Bravo several of her awards. After minute 11:20 the interview ends and focuses on still images of Quirot and Fidel Castro. The end of the video shows Quirot training with her coach.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration 00:24:35.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 97 Dvd : ref999 (Access dvd)
Box: 94 Cassette : ref986 (Videos) 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: 86 Dvd : ref986 (Access dvd)
Box: 94 Cassette : ref987 (Videos) Rabinowitz, Victor: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:30:39.


1996 September 24
Box: 86 Dvd : ref987 (Access dvd)
Box: 68 Cassette : ref858 (Videos [31142063166238]) Rangel, Charles: Interview

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:15:35.

1996 August 19
Box: 84 Dvd : ref858 (Access dvd)
Box: 68 Cassette : ref860 (Videos [31142063166238]) Rangel, Charles: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:31:44.

1996 August 19
Box: 84 Dvd : ref860 (Access dvd)
Box: 68 Cassette : ref861 (Videos [31142063166238]) Rangel, Charles: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:17:03.

1996 August 20
Box: 84 Dvd : ref861 (Access dvd)
Box: 63 Cassette : ref1066 (Videos [31142063166188]) Rangel, Charles: Office and B-Roll Footage

Scope and Contents

This video features footage of former U.S. Representative Charles Rangel in his office speaking with Estela Bravo. The video begins during the final minutes of a formal interview, but the bulk of the video features Rangel and Bravo speaking informally. Rangel shares a few stories about his political relationship with the Catholic Church. Other footage includes Rangel making phone calls and shots of photographs in his office.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:07:38,


1996
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1066 (Access dvd)
Box: 72 Folder : 16 Rangel, Charles: Interview Transcript
1996
Box: 6 Cassette : ref123 (Videos) Rangel, Charles - "Martin Luther King Center"
circa 1995-2000
Box: 95 Dvd : ref123 (Access dvd)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref879 (Videos [31142063166246]) Rasgo, Jose Ignacio: Interview

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:30:05.

1996 October 1
Box: 84 Dvd : ref879 (Access dvd)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref880 (Videos [31142063166246]) Rasgo, Jose Ignacio: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:29:56.

1996
Box: 84 Dvd : ref880 (Access dvd)
Box: 70 Cassette : ref921 (Videos [31142063166253]) 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: 4 Cassette : ref93 (Videos) Risquet, Jorge: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 76 Dvd : ref93 (Access dvd)
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: 5 Cassette : ref122 (Videos) Risquet, Jorge: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 76 Dvd : ref122 (Access dvd)
Box: 70 Cassette : ref916 (Videos [31142063166253]) Risquet, Jorge: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:20:19.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 85 Dvd : ref916 (Access dvd)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref899 (Videos [31142063166246]) Rojas, Marta: Interview

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:30:35.

1998 August 23
Box: 85 Dvd : ref899 (Access dvd)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref900 (Videos [31142063166246]) Rojas, Marta: Interview

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:18:24.

1998 August 23
Box: 85 Dvd : ref900 (Access dvd)
Box: 4 Cassette : ref42 (Videos) Rojas, Marta: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:28:03.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 75 Dvd : ref42 (Access dvd)
Box: 68 Cassette : ref862 (Videos [31142063166238]) Rosenberg, Alex: Interview

Historical/Biographical Note

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

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:28:19.

1996 August 20
Box: 84 Dvd : ref862 (Access dvd)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Cassette : ref20 (Videos) Schlesinger, Arthur: Interview (part 1) Recording

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:28:57.


1996 July 29
Box: 75 Dvd : ref20 (Access dvd)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 68 Cassette : ref852 (Videos [31142063166238]) Schlesinger, Arthur: Interview (part 2) Recording

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:17:10.


1996 July 29
Box: 84 Dvd : ref852 (Access dvd)
Box: 68 Cassette : ref847 (Videos [31142063166238]) Segundo, Compay: Interview

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:31:50.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 83 Dvd : ref847 (Access dvd)
Box: 68 Cassette : ref849 (Videos [31142063166238]) Segundo, Compay: footage (also includes Fidel Castro)

Scope and Content Note

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

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:21:15.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 83 Dvd : ref849 (Access dvd)
Box: 68 Cassette : ref851 (Videos [31142063166238]) Segundo, Compay and Paula Pina

Scope and Content Note

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

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:30:00.

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

Historical/Biographical Note

Marvin Shanken was the publisher of Cigar Aficianado

Scope and Contents

This video features an interview with Cigar Aficionado publisher Marvin Shanken. In the interview Shanken describes meeting Fidel Castro and interviewing him for an article in the magazine. He briefly describes the events that led to his meeting with Castro and his importance as a symbol in the cigar industry. He discusses the US embargo on Cuba and its effects on the cigar industry, and expresses his hope that then US president Bill Clinton would lift the embargo. The bulk of the interview focuses on Shanken's impression of Castro as a person and a leader. The end features footage of a humidor Shanken received from Castro as a gift and photographs of Castro published in  Cigar Aficionado.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:27:49.

19 November 1996
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1044 (Access dvd)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref23 (Videos) Sheinbaum, Stanley: Interview

Biographical note

Stanley Sheinbaum (1920-2016) was an American human rights activist and political donor.

Scope and Contents

In this interview Stanley Sheinbaum begins by introducing himself, his work as an economist, and his path to political activism following the Vietnam War. He discusses his personal background including his work organizing the Pentagon Papers defense for Daniel Ellsberg, organizing the American Civil Liberties Union in Los Angeles, and serving as Los Angeles Police Commissioner. He then discusses his political connections with Democratic politicians George McGovern and Bill Clinton. The bulk of the interview focuses on Sheinbaum's travels to Cuba and his interest in the Cuban community in Miami. He discusses the politics of the Miami Cuban community, and at the end of the video discusses his meeting with Cuban politician Ricardo Alarcón, and later Fidel Castro.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:30:55.

1996
Box: 97 Dvd : ref23 (Access dvd)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref38 (Videos) Sheinbaum, Stanley: Interview

Scope and Contents

This video contains an interview with Stanley Sheinbaum. Sheinbaum talks about meeting Fidel Castro and his impression of Castro as a political leader, which he contrasts with his experience meeting Syrian leader Bashar al Assad. Filmed sometime between 1995 and 1996, Sheinbaum discusses the passage of the Helm-Burton Act by the US Congress, and speculates about impact of the upcoming 1996 elections on US policy toward Cuba. He addresses the criticism and admiration of Castro, and compares Castro's government with Cuba under the presidency of Fulgencio Batista. He also discusses a potential meeting between Castro and President Bill Clinton, but suggests that such a meeting would be contingent on the political situation in the United States. The end of the interview features still images of Sheinbaum with both Castro and Clinton.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:25:27.


1996 September 6
Box: 97 Dvd : ref38 (Access dvd)
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 [31142063166238]) Smith, Wayne: Interview

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:29:49.

1996 August 29
Box: 84 Dvd : ref864 (Access dvd)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref35 (Videos) Smith, Wayne: Interview
1996 August 30
Box: 86 Dvd : ref35 (Access dvd)
Box: 10 Cassette : ref220 (Videos) Smith, Wayne: Interview "Hotel Ambos Mundo"

Biographical / Historical

Wayne Smith was a US diplomat to Cuba. He arrived in Cuba in July 1958, during the Cuban revolution and worked in the US embassy in Cuba in 1959 and 1960.

Scope and Contents

This video begins with a 30:00-minute interview with American diplomat Wayne Smith, and concludes with 30:00 minutes of footage of a parade for the Premio Internacional Benito Juárez (Benito Juárez International Prize). The interview with Smith features a discussion about his memories of Cuba prior to the Cuban Revolution, and the changes that followed. He discusses Castro's role as a leader, speaking specifically about the nationalization of US properties in Cuba and failed negotiations between the two countries. He also discusses the controversy over Elián González and criticism of human rights violations in Cuba. At minute 30:35 the video switches to footage of a parade for the Premio Internacional Benito Juárez. The bulk features on-the-street footage of the parade, while the last 5 minutes feature a performance from a children's choir.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:58:43.


1996
Box: 95 Dvd : ref220 (Access dvd)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref94 (Videos) 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: 95 Dvd : ref94 (Access dvd)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref95 (Videos) Soto, Lionel: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 95 Dvd : ref95 (Access dvd)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref96 (Videos) Soto, Lionel: Interview
circa 1995-2000
Box: 95 Dvd : ref96 (Access dvd)
Box: 6 Cassette : ref104 (Videos) 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: 95 Dvd : ref104 (Access dvd)
Box: 6 Cassette : ref119 (Videos) Thompson, Dudley Joseph: Interview
Box: 95 Dvd : ref119 (Access dvd)
Box: 72 Folder : 18 Thompson, Dudley: Interview Transcript
undated
Box: 5 Cassette : ref132 (Videos) 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. Duration: 00:30:00.

circa 1995-2000
Box: 76 Dvd : ref132 (Access dvd)
Box: 5 Cassette : ref135 (Videos) Turner, Ted: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 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 [31142063166238]) Treuhaft, Ben: Interview

Historical/Biographical Note

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

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:20:40.

1996
Box: 84 Dvd : ref867 (Access dvd)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref37 Treuhaft, Ben: Interview
1996 September 4
Box: 69 Cassette : ref877 (Videos [31142063166246]) Varela, Angel Fernandez: Interview

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:06:54.

1996 October 1
Box: 84 Dvd : ref877 (Access dvd)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref878 (Videos [31142063166246]) Varela, Angel Fernandez: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:27:15.

1996
Box: 84 Dvd : ref878 (Access dvd)
Box: 46 Cassette : ref988 (Videos) Varela, Angel Fernandez: Interview

Scope and Contents

In this portion of an interview Angel Fernandez Varela, Varela discusses the anti-Fidelista sentiment in Miami, and the way the opinions about Castro have changed in the Miami Cuban community. He suggests that anti-Fidelistas are still the majority in Miami, but those in favor of Castro are increasing. He addresses criticism of Castro as a dictator, and contends that he does not consider dictators frightening. He also discusses returning to Cuba in 1993. He describes meeting Castro again, and describes their meeting as amiable. In the second half of the interview Estela Bravo shares a yearbook from Colegio de Belén during the years when he was a teacher of Fidel Castro. Varela looks through the yearbook and shares stories about students and his memories at the school.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:29:56.


1996
Box: 96 Dvd : ref988 (Access dvd)
Box: 68 Cassette : ref866 (Videos [31142063166238]) Walker, Alice: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:16:34.

1996 September 3
Box: 84 Dvd : ref866 (Access dvd)
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1040 (Videos [31142063166170]) Walker, Alice: Interview (part 2)

Scope and Contents

This video contains a segment of an interview with novelist Alice Walker. Walker begins with a discussion about Cuban education and efforts to spread literacy to the elderly. She also discusses her impressions of Cuba during various visits she took to the island. She discusses her first visit in 1978, and explains that she was dismayed by how many white men held positions of power and the government's treatment of gays. She later discusses meeting Fidel Castro on subsequent trips to Cuba with delegations brining medical supplies.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration 00:13:25.


1996 September 3
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1040 (Access dvd)
Box: 10 Cassette : ref208 (Videos) Walker, Alice: Interview

Scope and Contents

This video features part of an interview with author Alice Walker. Walker discusses her memories of Castro's 1995 speech at Riverside Church in Harlem, and her experience meeting Castro in person. She addresses American media portrayals of Castro as a dictator, which she says contrasts with her perception of him. Walker also discusses Castro's knowledge of agricultural issues, and concludes that his longevity as a leader in Cuba comes from the support he has from many Cuban citizens. The end of the video features still images of Walker with Castro and during her travels in Cuba.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:12:14


1996 September 3
Box: 95 Dvd : ref208 (Access dvd)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref36 (Videos) Walker, Alice: Interview
circa 1996
Box: 86 Dvd : ref36 (Access dvd)
Box: 2 Cassette : ref26 (Videos) Walker, Alice: Interview
circa 1996
Box: 86 Dvd : ref26 (Access dvd)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Cassette : ref12 (Videos) 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. Duration: Part 1 - 00:04:50; Part 2 - 00:01:27; Part 3 - 00:03:46.


1996 August 1
Box: 75 Dvd : ref12 (Access dvd)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Cassette : ref16 (Videos) Walker, Lucius: Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:29:35.


1996 August 1
Box: 75 Dvd : ref16 (Access dvd)
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Cassette : ref17 (Videos) Walker, Lucius: Interview Recording

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:29:17.


1996 August 1
Box: 75 Dvd : ref17 (Access dvd)
Box: 6 Cassette : ref136 (Videos) Walker, Lucius: Caravan for Peace Press Conference (part 2)

Scope and Contents

This video features a press conference with Baptist minister Lucius Walker and other representatives in support of the Caravan for Peace, which sought to deliver aid from the United States to Cuba. Walker and other speakers call for an end to the United States' blockade on Cuba, and express their hope that the caravan will ease the suffering of Cubans negatively impacted by the blockade. The end of this video features footage of protesters in Miami voicing their opposition to the Cuban government and the caravan.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:19:25.


1993 July 16
Box: 97 Dvd : ref136 (Access dvd)
Box: 6 Cassette : ref139 (Videos) Walker, Lucius: Caravan for Peace Press Conference (part 1)

Scope and Contents

This video features a press conference in Miami announcing the departure of the second Caravan for Peace. The press conference features a statement by Baptist minister Lucius Walker, leader of Pastors for Peace who organized the caravan. Walker begins by celebrating the contributions of aid from Americans opposed to the US trade embargo against Cuba. Walker describes the extent of aid and provides some explanation the purpose of the aid and how it will be distributed. Also featured in the press conference is Andres Gomez of Antonio Maceo Brigades, which also participated in the caravan.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:21:27.


1993 July 16
Box: 97 Dvd : ref139 (Access dvd)
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1020 (Videos) Birán Scenes

Scope and Contents

This video features footage of Fidel Castro's childhood home in Birán, Cuba.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:09:14.

undated
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1020 (Access dvd)
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 [31142063166261]) Castro, Fidel: Speaking, while having his portrait painted by Oswaldo Guayasamín

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:34:00.

1998 July
Box: 85 Dvd : ref934 (Access dvd)
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1070 (Videos) Castro, Fidel: Footage, Public Events

Scope and Content Note

This video features clips of Fidel Castro at several public events filmed around the year 2000. The majority of the clips feature rallies and town meetings in Cuba calling for the return of Elian González. Castro does not speak in any of the clips, but can be seen greeting crowds. In one section he speaks to González's father Juan Miguel González Quintana, but cannot be heard due to poor audio quality. Other clips feature Castro touring a Cuban medical school with American reporter Andrea Mitchell, and clips included at the end of the tape feature Castro greeting crowds during his travels to other countries.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:32:12.


2001 January 25
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1070 (Access dvd)
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: 70 Cassette : ref923 (Videos [31142063166253]) Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Cape Town 1, Fidel addresses Parliament

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:31:25.

1998 September 4
Box: 85 Dvd : ref923 (Access dvd)
Box: 70 Cassette : ref924 (Videos [31142063166253]) Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Cape Town 3, Fidel speaking at Parliament

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:31:44.

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

Scope and Contents

This video features the first portion of a speech by Fidel Castro to the South African parliament in Cape Town, South Africa. Castro begins speaking around minute 5:00. He begins by offering his support and hope for the creation of a new South Africa led by Nelson Mandela, and commends Mandela for his commitment to justice following the end of the apartheid system. Castro calls for an end to divisions on the basis of race, and encourages South Africa and its political leaders to seek to address problems in economic inequality. He discusses the history of colonialism, which led to slavery and exploitation across the globe, expresses his hope that the new South African government will serve as an example of how to break free from the legacy of that system. Audio quality of this video is poor in places.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:28:58.


1998 September 4
Box: 97 Dvd : ref150 (Access dvd)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref925 (Videos [31142063166246]) Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Cape Town 12, various (including Parliament)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:29:42.

1998 September 4
Box: 85 Dvd : ref925 (Access dvd)
Box: 69 Cassette : ref926 (Videos [31142063166246]) Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Cape Town 13, Fidel Speech

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:30:00.

1998 September 4
Box: 85 Dvd : ref926 (Access dvd)
Box: 6 Cassette : ref152 (Videos) Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Durban, Fidel Mandela greeting

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:02:32.

1998
Box: 77 Dvd : ref152 (Access dvd)
Box: 70 Cassette : ref922 (Videos [31142063166253]) Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Durban

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:22:07.

1998
Box: 85 Dvd : ref922 (Access dvd)
Box: 7 Cassette : ref148 (Videos) Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: "Pretoria (part 1) Soweto"

Scope and Contents

This video begins with on-the-street interviews in Soweto, South Africa with individuals gathered in anticipation of a visit by Fidel Castro. Interviewees explain why they are excited to see Fidel Castro, and several express their gratitude for Cuba's support of the fight against the apartheid government. The footage then changes to show Castro's arrival. The end of the video provides approximately 10 minutes of a rally honoring Castro. The speakers welcome Cuban and South African leaders and affirm the friendship between the two nations. Speakers also celebrate the memory of the Cuban revolution and Cuba's role in supporting democracy in South Africa.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:26:52.


1998
Box: 97 Dvd : ref148 (Access dvd)
Box: 6 Cassette : ref128 (Videos) Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Durban (part 2)

Scope and Contents

This video largely features Nelson and Winnie Mandela greeting world leaders and delegates at the Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Durban, South Africa. Mandela can be seen greeting several prominent individuals including Yasser Arafat and Fidel Castro. At minute 18:04 the video features portions of Mandela's speech, which appears to have been recorded from a television screen or projector. The speech is not complete, but in it, Mandela speaks about the need for developed countries to commit to supporting those that are less developed. He specifically calls for the United Nations to support the people in Angola and Sudan.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:26:00.

1998 September 2
Box: 97 Dvd : ref128 (Access dvd)
Box: 6 Cassette : ref129 (Videos) Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Durban (part 3)

Scope and Contents

This video begins with footage of Fidel Castro at the Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Durban, South Africa. The first 10 minutes feature Castro greeting other delegates and walking through crowds. At minute 10:32 the footage changes to portions of Castro's speech at the summit, which contains overlapping footage from video ref133. In the speech Castro calls for reforms with the United Nations, International Monetary Fund, and World Bank. He likewise criticizes wealthy nations, the United States in particular, for the proliferation of weapons, destruction of the environment, and the abuses of market capitalism.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:28:47.

1998 September 2
Box: 97 Dvd : ref129 (Access dvd)
Box: 6 Cassette : ref133 (Videos) Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Durban (part 4) Interviews/Economic Crisis CNN Copy

Scope and Contents

This video features a speech by Fidel Castro at the Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Durban, South Africa. Castro begins by thanking the leaders of the South African government, and calls for reforms with the United Nations to provide greater representation of countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. He specifically calls for an expansion of the Security Council and an end to permanent membership. He likewise criticizes the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, both of which he argues disproportionately benefit wealthy nations, and the United States in particular. In his speech Castro also criticizes wealthy nations development and sales of weapons, lack of respect for the environment, and displacement of people in the third world.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:21:42.


1998 September 2
Box: 97 Dvd : ref133 (Access dvd)
Box: 6 Cassette : ref134 Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Durban (part 5) "Copy El Papa"
1998 September 2
Box: 69 Cassette : ref927 (Videos [31142063166246]) Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Fidel at Robben Island and Entering Soweto

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:30:55.

1998
Box: 85 Dvd : ref927 (Access dvd)
Box: 5 Cassette : ref156 (Videos) Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: Soweto (3)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:29:00.

1998
Box: 77 Dvd : ref156 (Access dvd)
Box: 7 Cassette : ref155 Footage of Fidel Castro in South Africa: "Transfers of Omar Chile Order Hope Robben Island"
1998
Box: 46 Cassette : ref1013 (Videos) Footage: Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro

Scope and Contents

This video features a series of clips of South African president Nelson Mandela visiting Cuba. The video begins with footage of Mandela arriving in Cuba where he is greeted by Fidel Castro. The bulk features Mandela and Castro at addressing crowds across Cuba, but does not contain any complete speeches. Much of the audio captured in these clips features informal discussions between the two leaders as they travel to different venues. Footage at the end of the video features Fidel Castro during a visit to South Africa, and ends with a segment of footage shot sometime earlier in which Mandela asks Castro to visit South Africa.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:29:48.

1998 July 7
Box: 97 Dvd : ref1013 (Access dvd)
Box: 68 Cassette : ref850 (Videos [31142063166238]) Footage: Various, Including Fidel Castro with Compay Segundo and Others

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:39:21.

undated
Box: 83 Dvd : ref850 (Access dvd)
Box: 5 Cassette : ref181 (Videos) Footage: At a Reception, includes Fidel, Raúl Castro and Gabriel García Márquez

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:06:00.

undated
Box: 77 Dvd : ref181 (Access dvd)
Box: 70 Cassette : ref912 (Videos [31142063166253]) Grenada Footage

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:29:44.

1998 August 1
Box: 85 Dvd : ref912 (Access dvd)
Box: 70 Cassette : ref910 (Videos [31142063166253]) Grenada Footage: Fidel "Casa les Ministro"

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:17:44.

1998
Box: 85 Dvd : ref910 (Access dvd)
Box: 6 Cassette : ref99 "Grenada Speech"
1998
Box: 6 Cassette : ref127 "Grenada Airport - Fidel"
1998
Box: 72 Folder : 5 Info Packet
2001
Box: 70 Cassette : ref911 (Videos [31142063166253]) Jamaica Footage: Lt. Governor Visit

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:29:50.

circa 1998
Box: 85 Dvd : ref911 (Access dvd)
Box: 70 Cassette : ref909 (Videos [31142063166253]) Jamaica Footage: West Indies University Chancellor
circa 1998
Box: 85 Dvd : ref909 (Access dvd)
Box: 46 Cassette : ref1005 (Videos) Jamaica Footage: Fidel Speech in Mandela Park

Scope and Contents

This video features a small portion of a speech by Fidel Castro at a ceremony celebrating the opening of Mandela Park in Kingston, Jamaica in 1998. Castro discusses European tourism, and argues that development of Jamaican tourism does not compete with tourist economies of other Caribbean nations, but rather represents a good sign for Caribbean tourism in general. Castro is then presented with the gift of a book by Jamaican spelling bee champion Jody-Anne Maxwell.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:06:35.

1998
Box: 97 Dvd : ref1005 (Access dvd)
Box: 6 Cassette : ref126 "Mandela Park - Patterson"
circa 1998
Box: 6 Cassette : ref103 (Videos) Footage: Castro Arriving in Montego Bay

Scope and Contents

This video contains footage of Fidel Castro arriving to a celebration in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The bulk of the footage shows crowds of Jamaicans waiting along a street for Castro's motorcade to arrive. It also shows Castro arriving and greeting individuals in the crowd. At the end, a man can be heard off camera addressing welcoming Castro to the city.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:11:39.


circa 1998
Box: 97 Dvd : ref103 (Access dvd)
Box: 6 Cassette : ref106 (Videos) Castro, Fidel: End of Speech in Mandela Park, Jamaica

Scope and Contents

This video features the end of a speech by Fidel Castro in Mandela Park in Kingston, Jamaica. In this portion of the speech Castro discusses the need for Caribbean solidarity as a way to promote education and economic development in the region. He also calls for a greater dedication to the preservation of natural resources, protection of the environment, and support of neighbors after natural disasters such as hurricanes. At the end of the speech Castro is presented with a gift to thank him for visiting the city.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:15:19.


circa 1998
Box: 97 Dvd : ref106 (Access dvd)
Box: 6 Cassette : ref116 (Videos) "Plaza - Sam Sharpe - Montego Bay"

Scope and Contents

This video features on-the-street interviews with crowds waiting for the arrival of Fidel Castro. In a series of brief interviews Estela Bravo asks individuals why they have come to see Castro speak and their opinions about him as a leader. Many express their admiration for Castro, specifically citing Cuba's role as a leader in education and healthcare in the Caribbean.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 0:24:54.


circa 1998
Box: 97 Dvd : ref116 (Access dvd)
Box: 6 Cassette : ref144 (Videos) Crowd Footage: Castro Speech at Sam Sharpe Square in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Scope and Contents

This video features footage of crowds in Montego Bay, Jamaica watching a speech by Fidel Castro. The footage focuses predominantly on individuals and their reactions to Castro's speech. Castro speaks in Spanish while his translator speaks in English, but the audio is only present in the background, while the video focuses predominantly on members of the crowd. The video starts and stops several times and as a result does not contain a complete recording of Castro's speech.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:19:59.


circa 1998
Box: 97 Dvd : ref144 (Access dvd)
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: 69 Cassette : ref886 (Videos [31142063166246]) "Pastors for Peace" Caravan Footage - Miami, Little Havana

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:21:20.

1993 July 15, 1993 July 17
Box: 85 Dvd : ref886 (Access dvd)
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: 2 Cassette : ref74 (Videos) Photos of Alicia Alonso, Ramon Castro, Fidel Castro, Leonel Soto, Samora Machel, and Others

Scope and Contents

This video features still images of Fidel Castro and an interview with Cuban revolutionary Lionel Soto. The first 10 minutes features shots of still images of Castro with members of his family, including his oldest brother Ramón and his mother Lina Ruz González. Later photos feature Castro speaking to Cuban dancer Alicia Alonso after one of her performances. At minute 10:10 the video changes to an interview with Lionel Soto. Soto speaks about his memories of Castro and the student activist movement at the University of Havana. He describes student activism in period leading up to the Cuban revolution and Castro's role as a leader of that movement.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:31:01.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 97 Dvd : ref74 (Access dvd)
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 (Videos) Riverside Church, Harlem: Castro Speech (part 1)

Scope and Contents

This video features footage of Fidel Castro's 2000 visit to the Riverside Church in the Harlem. The footage begins with a short speech by Bronx Congressman Jose Serrano welcoming Castro the New York City. The first 14-minutes feature individuals welcoming Castro and the crowd cheering for him and singing "Happy Birthday." At minute 14:30 Castro addresses the crowd and thanks them for their hospitality. He discusses his previous visits to New York City, and talks about several social issues like the blockade against Cuba, and maternal deaths and child malnutrition in the third world.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:29:18.


2000 September 8
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1028 (Access dvd)
Box: 47 Cassette : ref1029 (Videos) Riverside Church, Harlem: Castro Speech (part 2)

Scope and Contents

This video features the continuation of Fidel Castro's speech at Riverside Church in Harlem. In this portion of the speech Castro discusses the trade embargo and the effect it has had on Cuba's ability to obtain food and medicine. He also criticizes the globalized banking system and the problem of professionals from the third world moving to richer nations. He discusses Cuban solidarity with third world nations in Latin America and Africa, and praises the quality education and medical care in Cuba. This video stops and starts several times and does not contain a complete recording of the speech.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:29:34.


2000 September 8
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1029 (Access dvd)
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1052 (Videos [31142063166170]) Riverside Church, Harlem: Castro in New York (part 1)

Scope and Contents

This video features footage from Fidel Castro's visit to the Riverside Church in Harlem in the year 2000. The bulk of the video features footage of the crowd waiting for Castro's arrival. At minute 1:55 Estela Bravo briefly interviews Bronx Congressman Jose Serrano about his opinions of Castro and the reason the crowd at the church is eager to hear him speak. At minute 10:16 the footage changes to an interview with an American diplomat who was part of the negotiations to return Elian González to Cuba. She talks about Castro as a negotiator and her perceptions of working with him on the González case. The footage also shows Fidel Castro arriving at the church and brief welcoming statements from various speakers.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:30:02.


2000 September 8
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1052 (Access dvd)
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1056 "Riverside Church, Harlem (part 4)
circa 1995-2000
Box: 10 Cassette : ref229 (Videos) Riverside Church, Harlem (part 5)

Scope and Contents

This video features the final portion of Fidel Castro's speech at Riverside Church in Harlem. In this segment he thanks the American people who called for Elián González's return to Cuba, and those who protested legislation strengthening the trade embargo against Cuba. Castro then speaks about inequality and marginalization, which he acknowledges continues to exist in Cuba, and pledges his commitment to ending poor housing conditions and raising standards of living. Finally, he talks at length about what he viewed as overblown news coverage of his handshake with American President Bill Clinton, explaining that it lasted only a brief moment and the two men were simply trying to be polite.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:20:14.


circa 1995-2000
Box: 97 Dvd : ref229 (Access dvd)
Box: 10 Cassette : ref237 (Videos) Jesse Helms News Conference (part 1)

Scope and Contents

This video features a press conference hosted by United States senators and congressional representatives introducing the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act, later called the Helms-Burton Act. Senator Jesse Helms of South Carolina introduces the act and the goals of the legislation. Helms expresses his hope that the bill will lead to an end of Fidel Castro's leadership in Cuba and lead the country on a path away from communism. Co-author of the bill, Representative Dan Burton from Indiana speaks next and outlines the provisions of the bill, which places restrictions on U.S. trading partners who seek to trade with Cuba. Burton stresses the bi-partisan support for the bill and the stated goal of hastening the end of Fidel Castro's control in Cuba. Other speakers include representatives who contributed to the bill Lincoln Díaz-Balart, Bob Menendez, and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:31:51.


1995 February 9
Box: 97 Dvd : ref237 (Access dvd)
Box: 10 Cassette : ref225 (Videos) Jesse Helms News Conference (part 2)

Scope and Contents

This video features a press conference with United States senators announcing the passage of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (Libertad) Act of 1996 also known as the Helms-Burton Act. Footage begins with a brief statement by Democratic Representative Robert Menendez of New Jersey, followed by a congressman from Florida, both of whom celebrate the bipartisan nature of the bill and express their hope that the bill will ultimately lead to the end of Fidel Castro's leadership in Cuba. Senator Jesse Helms ends the press conference describing the provisions of the bill, the restrictions it places on trade with Cuba, and expresses his hope that the bill will expedite the removal of Fidel Castro from power in Cuba.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:12:53.


1995 February 9
Box: 97 Dvd : ref225 (Access dvd)
Box: 72 Folder : 23 Script
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Box: 70 Cassette : ref943 (Videos [31142063166253]) 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: 85 Dvd : ref943 (Access dvd)
Box: 9 Cassette : ref197 State Council Footage: Scenes of Birán and other Fidel-related "Universidad Fidel de Casselle"
undated
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1023 State Council Footage: "Speeches Create Conscience"
undated
Box: 71 Cassette : ref928 (Videos [31142063166261]) State Council Footage: Includes footage in Chile, Colombia, and with Mohammed Ali

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 01:04:49.

undated
Box: 85 Dvd : ref928 (Access dvd)
Box: 71 Cassette : ref929 (Videos [31142063166261]) State Council Footage: Diane Sawyer, Dan Rather, and Others

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 01:33:35.

1998 August 7
Box: 85 Dvd : ref929 (Access dvd)
Box: 71 Cassette : ref930 (Videos [31142063166261]) State Council Footage: Fidel and Mandela

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 01:31:33.

1998 August 7
Box: 85 Dvd : ref930 (Access dvd)
Box: 70 Cassette : ref932 (Videos [31142063166253]) State Council Footage: Pope (part 1) (airport arrival, speeches, greetings, Fidel kissing the Pope)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:31:51.

1998
Box: 85 Dvd : ref932 (Access dvd)
Box: 70 Cassette : ref933 (Videos [31142063166253]) State Council Footage: Pope (part 2)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:30:33.

1998
Box: 85 Dvd : ref933 (Access dvd)
Box: 46 Cassette : ref1010 State Council Footage: Pope (part 3)
1998
Box: 46 Cassette : ref1011 State Council Footage: Pope (part 4) (Dominican Cardinals)
1998
Box: 71 Cassette : ref935 (Videos [31142063166261]) State Council Footage: ICAIC (The Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry) Newsreels

Scope and Content Note

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

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:10:01.

undated
Box: 85 Dvd : ref935 (Access dvd)
Box: 71 Cassette : ref936 (Videos [31142063166261]) State Council Footage: ICAIC Newsreels

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:20:36.

undated
Box: 85 Dvd : ref936 (Access dvd)
Box: 71 Cassette : ref937 (Videos [31142063166261]) State Council Footage: ICAIC Newsreels

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:52:11.

circa 1980s
Box: 85 Dvd : ref937 (Access dvd)
Box: 71 Cassette : ref938 (Videos [31142063166261]) State Council Footage: Archives ICRT

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 01:03:40.

1998 August 17
Box: 85 Dvd : ref938 (Access dvd)
Box: 9 Cassette : ref195 (Videos) State Council Footage: Reception, Rockefeller Family in Havana

Scope and Contents

This short clip features footage of Fidel Castro speaking to a group of people at a reception. Most of the people speak in English and Castro speaks to them through a translator. He engages in discussions with several individuals on a variety of topics including US trade, production of goods, and agriculture and the use of pesticides. In the second part of the clip Castro speaks to an older man about his approach to public speaking and the ways he tries to connect with the crowd.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:19:39.


undated
Box: 95 Dvd : ref195 (Access dvd)
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1039 State Council Footage: Elián González in school
circa 2000
Box: 70 Cassette : ref940 (Videos [31142063166253]) State Council Footage: Farrakhan, [Louis], Pres Panama, [Juan] Almeida, Raul, Fidel, and others
undated
Box: 85 Dvd : ref940 (Access dvd)
Box: 71 Cassette : ref939 (Videos [31142063166261]) State Council Footage: Fidel Castro Speech "Africans in America Committee 1 of 2"; "Abyssinian Baptist Church"

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 01:02:21.

1995 October 22
Box: 85 Dvd : ref939 (Access dvd)
Box: 71 Cassette : ref941 (Videos [31142063166261]) State Council Footage: South Africa, Jamaica, Barbados, and Grenada

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 01:02:32.

undated
Box: 85 Dvd : ref941 (Access dvd)
Box: 67 Cassette : ref942 (Videos [31142063166220]) State Council Footage: Wide variety including García Márquez, Che Guevara, and the Pope's visit to Cuba

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 01:32:45.

1998 November 18-22
Box: 85 Dvd : ref942 (Access dvd)
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1004 State Council Footage: Fidel presents "honorary degree"
undated
Box: 8 Cassette : ref175 (Videos) State Council Footage: Cuando Pienso en el Che, Cuban Missile Crisis, and Bay of Pigs

Scope and Contents

This video features Cuban television footage about the life of Ernesto "Che" Guevara, and the Cuban Missile Crisis. The first 35 minutes of the tape feature a program titled "Cuando pienso en el Che," in which Fidel Castro shares his memories of Guevara. Castro speaks about Guevara's role during the Cuban Revolution, his work in the Cuban government, and his pursuit of revolutionary movements in Africa and Latin America. Beginning at minute 35:45 the tape changes to footage of Cuban news reports and historical footage from the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Bay of Pigs invasion.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 01:02:52.


undated
Box: 95 Dvd : ref175 (Access dvd)
Box: 46 Cassette : ref1008 State Council Footage: "Filosofia de Fidel" Transfers
1998 July
Box: 46 Cassette : ref1009 (Videos) State Council Footage: Fidel Castro/South African Parliament

Scope and Contents

This video features a speech by Fidel Castro at the Parliament of South Africa. The beginning of the video begins with representatives entering the chamber and welcoming Castro. Portions of this speech are duplicated on the video ref150. Duplicated content runs approximately from minute 12:00 to 41:00. After minute 41:00 Castro continues speaking about the potential of African youth and stresses Cuba's history of solidarity with African nations and the third world. He addresses challenges facing Africa like deforestation, desertification, and HIV/AIDS. The end of the video focuses on speculative investment and the United States economy, in which Castro criticizes the US for artificially inflating its currency. Video and audio quality of this recording is very poor.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 01:02:39.

1998 April 9
Box: 97 Dvd : ref1009 (Access dvd)
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 (Videos) State Council Footage: Castro Visits Harlem

Scope and Contents

This video features footage of Fidel Castro at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem in 1995. The footage largely consists of shots of the crowd chanting " Cuba Sí, Bloqueo No," and some notable individuals can be seen in the crowd including Angela Davis and Ricardo Alarcón. The video contains several segments of speakers welcoming Castro to Harlem, but much of the footage of the speakers is cut short. The end of the recording shows Castro leaving the church and greeting the crowd.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:20:28.


1995 October 22
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1017 (Access dvd)
Box: 9 Cassette : ref186 State Council Footage: "Images Harlem and Hotel Teresa"
undated
Box: 9 Cassette : ref189 State Council Footage: Harlem (part 1)
1995 October 23
Box: 9 Cassette : ref190 State Council Footage: Harlem (part 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 (Videos) State Council Footage: Fidel in NY UN 50th Anniversary

Scope and Contents

This video features a portion of a speech by Fidel Castro's at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, NY. The footage begins part-way through Castro's speech. He describes his decision to wear his military fatigues in Harlem, the unwelcoming reception he received from New York's political leaders, and the need to end the blockade on Cuba. He also talks about Cuba's support of independence struggles in Angola and South Africa, and the United Nations lack of recognition for their support. After Castro's speech concludes, footage shows him leaving the church and greeting members of the crowd.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:30:01.


1998 July
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1012 (Access dvd)
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 Brezhnev
undated
Box: 8 Cassette : ref176 State Council Footage: "Fidel NY (part 1) Transfers Cassettes 1-6"

Scope and Content Note

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

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Box: 8 Cassette : ref177 State Council Footage: "Fidel NY (part 3) Transfers Cassettes 9-15"
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Box: 8 Cassette : ref178 State Council Footage: "Fidel NY (part 4) Transfers Cassettes 15-23"
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Box: 8 Cassette : ref179 State Council Footage: "Fidel NY (part 5) Transfers Cassettes 23-34"
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Box: 9 Cassette : ref192 State Council Footage: NY Scenes (NYC)
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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
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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.

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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 (Videos) State Council Footage: Demonstrations

Scope and Content Note

This video features clips of demonstrations celebrating Fidel Castro and Cuba, and others featuring anti-Castro rallies. Rallies featured in this footage were filmed in Uruguay, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, and New York City. Many demonstrations coincided with a visit by Castro to these locations, and Castro appears in some of the footage. The bulk of the footage features sweeping views of the crowds, but some segments also contain brief on-the-street interviews with participants.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:21:52.


undated
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1021 (Access dvd)
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 (Videos) State Council Footage: Fidel "Starlock/Bravo ETV Archive TeleCine"

Scope and Contents

This video features portions of a television program about the Cuban Revolution. It begins by describing the political and economic climate of Cuba prior to the revolution. The program then details events of the revolution, including the siege on the Moncada barracks, Castro's invasion from Mexico, and the revolutionaries in the Sierra Maestra. It then discusses Cuban life and government after the revolution, and describes events leading up to the Bay of Pigs invasion. The program is narrated in English, but is told from a Cuban perspective. The video does not contain a complete version of the program and starts and stops in various places.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:34:42.

undated
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1014 (Access dvd)
Box: 46 Cassette : ref1015 State Council Footage: Fidel "Compilation Tape 2 of 2"
1998 November 25
Box: 7 Cassette : ref161 (Videos) State Council Footage: Oswaldo Guayasamín

Scope and Contents

This video contains footage of Fidel Castro at the home of Ecuadorian painter Oswaldo Guayasamín. The beginning of the video features Castro speaking with Guayasamín in his studio as he works on a portrait of Castro. Subsequent footage features Castro speaking with several individuals, including Estela Bravo, about food and cooking in the kitchen of Guayasamín's home. The bulk of the footage, beginning at minute 33:00, features Fidel speaking to the group about religion, nationalism, and the market economy. He talks in particular about Catholicism and his perception of religion as a vehicle to acquire power. Castro also discusses his memories of the events of the Cuban Revolution.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 01:30:21.


undated
Box: 95 Dvd : ref161 (Access dvd)
Box: 8 Cassette : ref180 State Council Footage: Transfers, Including Guayasamín
undated
Box: 9 Cassette : ref184 State Council Footage: Madame Mitterrand and Others
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Box: 9 Cassette : ref199 State Council Footage: Francois and Danielle Mitterrand
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Box: 7 Cassette : ref158 (Videos) State Council Footage: Fidel Castro and Che Guevara

Scope and Content Note

This tape contains assorted clips of Cuban State Council Footage. Clips feature Fidel Castro in various locations interacting with crowds, giving speeches, meeting political dignitaries, and playing basketball and baseball with Cuban citizens. The footage also contains a tribute to Che Guevara from minute 6:30 to 11:30, which features Castro reading Guevara's farewell letter to Cuba and a brief clip of a speech by Guevara. The audio quality of this tape is poor, and only small portions are audible. Video quality also varies from clip to clip.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:41:01.


undated
Box: 95 Dvd : ref158 (Access dvd)
Box: 7 Cassette : ref160 State Council Footage: Transfer Grenada- Jamaica- Barbados- Birthday Song
undated
Box: 62 Cassette : ref1033 (Videos [31142063166170]) State Council Footage: Mozambique; Nicaragua; and Vietnam Noticieros (news footage)

Scope and Contents

This video features three small clips of Cuban news footage reporting on Fidel Castro's support of revolutionary movements in Mozambique, Nicaragua, and Vietnam. Each clip features portions of audio from speeches Castro delivered while visiting the countries as well as moving and still images of Castro during these trips.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:05:16.


undated
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1033 (Access dvd)
Box: 8 Cassette : ref173 State Council Footage: ICAIC "Crisis Oct./ Sierra/Celia/Che"
undated
Box: 7 Cassette : ref168 State Council Footage: "ICRT Filmica Transfer"
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Box: 8 Cassette : ref169 State Council Footage: ICAIC Transfer Allende-Batista
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Box: 7 Cassette : ref164 State Council Footage: ICAIC Transfers
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Box: 9 Cassette : ref201 (Videos) State Council Footage: Fidel in Vietnam; Hurricane

Scope and Contents

This video is comprised of three different segments of Cuban State Council footage. The first clip includes on-the-street footage of overcrowded buses in Havana, and people waiting in long bus lines. The clips show footage of people on bicycles, and a few cars driving by on the streets. At minute 6:10 the video switches to footage of Fidel Castro on a visit to Vietnam. This footage does not have any sound, but shows Castro meeting state leaders and shaking hands with groups of people. At minute 7:41 the tape switches to older black and white footage of a hurricane and rescue efforts to help Cuban communities affected by flooding and storm damage.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:11:11.


undated
Box: 95 Dvd : ref201 (Access dvd)
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"
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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 : ref231 (Videos) Video Segments on Elián González / Strimling, Arthur: Interview

Biographical / Historical

At the time this interview was conducted, Arthur Strimling was a theater teacher and the Artistic Director of Roots & Branches Theater.

Scope and Contents

This video features an assortment of video segments recorded around the year 2000. The first clip briefly shows footage of Elián González receiving a book signed by Fidel Castro, the second features Castro walking in a parade, and the next features part of a speech by US Representative Maxine Waters welcoming Castro to New York City. At minute 7:28 the video switches to footage of an interview with Arthur Strimling. In the interview, Strimling talks about watching Castro speak in Harlem in 1959. He describes the crowds who gathered to see Castro and the reception Castro received from the media and political leaders. Strimling also talks about how his views on Castro changed over the years. He explains that although he has admiration for the economic revolution in Cuba, he is troubled by the country's human rights abuses and repression of political opposition.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:17:30.


circa 2000
Box: 95 Dvd : ref231 (Access dvd)
Box: 46 Cassette : ref1041 (Videos) Video Segments on Elián González / Strimling, Arthur: Interview

Scope and Contents

This video contains the same content as ref231. The first half features footage of Elián González and the second half features and interview with Arthur Strimling.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:17:28


1996
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1041 (Access dvd)
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.

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Box: 47 Cassette : ref1024 "Yo Estuve Alli" Images for Fidel
2000 August 29
Box: 10 Cassette : ref228 Photos of Young Fidel "Fotos Joven Fidel"
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Box: 9 Cassette : ref196 "Unguarded Moments (1)"
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Box: 9 Cassette : ref183 "Fidel en tennis, Juan Miguel, TV Cubana"
2000 September 8
Box: 6 Cassette : ref145 (Videos) Fidel Speech: 17th Congress of the Workers Central Union of Cuba

Scope and Contents

This video features a speech by Fidel Castro at the 17th Congress of the Workers Central Union of Cuba or Central de Trabajadores de Cuba (CTC). The footage does not contain a complete reporting of the speech, but rather starts and stops several times to focus on the crowd. Large portions of the speech can be heard in which Castro lectures on the virtues of socialism and the power of unity among the working class. He also criticizes the United States focusing on its foreign policy, treatment of the poor, and consumer capitalism.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:31:11.


undated
Box: 97 Dvd : ref145 (Access dvd)
Box: 10 Cassette : ref232 (Videos) Footage of Fidel Castro: At Che Guevara Memorial and Public Events

Scope and Contents

This video features series of short clips of Fidel Castro at public events. The first event features Castro at a memorial for Ernesto "Che" Guevara. Other clips show him at rallies, greeting crowds, speaking with people on the street, and touring communities.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:12:42.


undated
Box: 97 Dvd : ref232 (Access dvd)
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 (Videos) Havana: On-the-Street Interviews

Scope and Contents

This video features on-the-street interviews with people in Havana, Cuba. In these interviews Estela Bravo asks people what they think the future holds for Cuba. She specifically asks if they think Cuba will remain a socialist country, and whether they believe the Cuban government will retain power after Fidel Castro's leadership ends. The majority express their belief that Cuban government will remain intact. Individuals on the street also discuss their opinions about the Cuba socialism, and the reasons they have stayed in the country when many others have left.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:22:07.


undated
Box: 97 Dvd : ref238 (Access dvd)
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 (Videos) Flotilla to Cuba

Scope and Content Note

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

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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


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

Scope and Content Note

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

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

Scope and Contents

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

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

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

Scope and Contents

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

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

1993
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1263 (Access dvd)
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 (Videos) Holy Father and Gloria

Scope and Content Note

This video contains a complete version of the documentary Holy Father and Gloria. Video quality is poor at the beginning of the video.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:44:08.


1987
Box: 97 Dvd : ref961 (Access dvd)
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 (Español)"
1987
Box: 60 Cassette : ref1361 (Videos) Quintana, Carmen Gloria: Arrival in Chile

Scope and Contents

This video predominantly features footage of Carmen Gloria Quintana arriving in Chile among crowds of supporters. It contains brief segments in which Quintana speaks with reporters and describes the medical treatment she received in Canada, and expresses her support of the Chilean youth movement. It contains footage of Quintana at rallies and a Catholic mass. The last 15 minutes feature Quintana and her supporters outside of a jail attempting to gain entry and meet with political prisoners.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:50:25.

1987
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1361 (Access dvd)
Box: 39 Cassette : ref809 (Videos) Quintana, Carmen Gloria: Interview (Debryando Street)

Scope and Contents

This video features youth in Chile celebrating the return of Carmen Gloria Quintana, and a brief interview with Quintana. The first several minutes feature children drawing doves and other tributes to Quintana on the street. At minute 2:58 the video changes to an interview with Quintana. She discusses her hope of meeting with the Pope, and her surprise at the warm welcome she received upon her return. She says that she hopes to continue fighting and speaking out against the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, but acknowledges that protest is still very difficult. She also discusses a button featuring the Rodrigo Andres Rojas de Negri, who died when they were both attacked by members of the Chilean military and burned. She explains that she hopes to be a representative of Rojas's memory. At minute 10:56 the footage changes to Chilean youths discussing a mural of Quintana and Rojas, painted at the location where they were attacked. A young woman and young man speak with Bravo about the significance of Quintana and Rojas to the youth movement in Chile.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:20:27.


1987 May 4
Box: 96 Dvd : ref809 (Access dvd)
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 (Videos) Footage: O'Higgins Park, Santiago: Protests at Pope's Mass

Scope and Contents

This video begins with footage of violent clashes between the police and protestors at O'Higgins Park in Santiago, Chile where Pope John Paul II delivered Mass to a large crowd in 1987. The footage shows protestors building makeshift barriers and throwing objects while police try to disperse them. The footage focuses primarily on the crowd, and does not show the Pope speaking, although he can be heard through a loudspeaker. The video features several on-the-street interviews: one with a man opposed to the protests, one with a local journalist, and one with a young protester. The end of this video also features an interview with exiled Chilean Socialist leader Clodomiro Almeyda. In the interview Almeyda discusses why he chose to return to Chile during the Pope's visit to the country.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 01:02:33.

1987
Box: 97 Dvd : ref837 (Access dvd)
Box: 60 Cassette : ref1367 (Videos) Footage: "Chile, Students, Gloria"

Scope and Content Note

This video features interviews with three different groups of students in Chile. Estela Bravo asks the students, who are from middle and upper-class schools, about their opinions of Chilean President Augusto Pinochet, Pope John Paul II's visit, and the attack on Carmen Gloria Quintana. Students from the various groups express different opinions on these topics, and many of the students who come from upper-class households express their support of Pinochet. They argue that the people protesting his government are mistaken and supporters of terrorism. Several students express their admiration for Pinochet, and contend that he saved the country from communism. Other students express their dislike of Pinochet, and contend that the students who support him are uninformed and are not in a position to understand the political situation of the country.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:57:28.

1987
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1367 (Access dvd)
Box: 60 Cassette : ref1373 (Videos) Footage: Chilean Boy and the Police

Scope and Contents

This video begins with footage of a mother trying to talk to Chilean police about her son. She explains that she heard that her son, who was 9 years old at the time the footage was recorded, was injured by police after they chased him into a house. The woman attempts to find out what happened to her son and where he was taken, but the police do not give her any information. The video then focuses on the house where the boy was attacked. The family in the house explains that they police chased the boy, broke down their door, and hit the young boy in the head causing him to bleed significantly. Several of the children and adults in the house describe witnessing the event. They also talk about police treatment of the poor and substandard living conditions in their community.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:21:18.

1987 March 4
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1373 (Access dvd)
Box: 52 Cassette : ref1210 Footage: "Pinochet greets Pope at the airport"
1987
Box: 39 Cassette : ref810 (Videos) Footage: Rojas Grave and Interview with son of Orlando Letelier

Biographical note

Juan Pablo Letelier was the son of Orlando Letelier. Orlando Letelier was a Chilean diplomat under the government of Salvador Allende. He left Chile as a refugee of the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, and was assassinated by Pinochet's secret police in Washington D.C. in 1976.

Scope and Contents

This video mostly features an interview with Juan Pablo Letelier. The first few seconds of the video contain footage of the grave of Chilean dissident Rodrigo Andres Rojas de Negri. It quickly changes to an interview with Letelier, which begins with a discussion about his early life and his father's assassination. He discusses leaving Chile when he was 3 years old, and returning to Chile later in life. He also talks about his involvement in leftist political movements in Chile and his participations in Chile's Socialist Youth. He discusses the significance of the visit of Pope John Paul II in 1987, and the 1989 general elections. Letelier talks at length about the political climate in Chile at the end of the 1980s discussing the country's transition to democracy and the influence of youth activism. The video quality is poor in many places.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:20:58.


1987
Box: 96 Dvd : ref810 (Access dvd)
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 (Videos) Footage: Carmen Gloria Quintana Complete Visit Jail

Scope and Contents

This video features footage of Carmen Gloria Quintana attempting to gain entry into a jail in Chile to meet with political prisoners. A spokesman for Quintana explains she is there to express her solidarity with prisoners. The bulk of the footage features a crowd waiting outside the jail hoping to gain entry. This video duplicates content contained on video ref1361.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:20:03.

circa 1987
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1370 (Access dvd)
Box: 39 Cassette : ref811 (Videos) Footage: "Carmen Gloria in victory"

Scope and Contents

This video begins with brief footage of two Chilean youths at a mural memorializing the attack on Carmen Gloria Quintana and Rodrigo Rojas who were burned by Chilean military police in 1986. The video then changes to footage of Quintana arriving at a rally in her honor. Much of this footage features shots of the crowd gathered in anticipation of Quintana's arrival. At minute 13:00 Quintana addresses the crowd and describes her encounter with the military, in which she and Rojas were doused with gasoline and then lit on fire. At the time of her speech, she explains that it has been 10 months since the event and notes that she has been left badly disfigured and Rojas has died.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:21:09.

1987
Box: 97 Dvd : ref811 (Access dvd)
Box: 60 Carton : ref1371 (Videos) Footage: March Final Against Torture

Scope and Contents

The beginning of this video features an interview with a man and a woman in a church in Chile. They discuss their involvement in the resistance movement against the Pinochet government and the violence they have witnessed in the country. The interview focuses on the government's use of torture against citizens. The woman shares specific examples of torture used against Chilean citizens, discuss police interrogation methods, and describes the psychological effects of state-sponsored violence. At minute 12:00 the video features a demonstration against the government, and protestors can be seen clashing briefly with the police. Bravo interviews members of the crowd about why they are at the protest, and about their expectations for the upcoming 1987 visit of Pope John Paul II.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:21:18.

1987 February 4
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1371 (Access dvd)
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 (Videos) "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.

Scope and Contents

This video features an assortment of footage filmed in Chile around 1986. It begins with footage of protesters clashing with military police. It then changes to shots of newspaper headlines announcing the arrival of socialist politician Clodomiro Almeyda. At minute 9:29 the footage changes to edits of a CNN Atlanta news report on the political climate in Chile. The footage features several segments which focus on a failed national strike, the death of journalist José Carrasco, and the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. After the CNN report ends the video features additional raw footage of protests, funerals, government events, and a short speech by Pinochet denouncing communists in the country. The end of the video features footage of an impoverished community.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 01:01:59.

circa 1986
Box: 97 Dvd : ref802 (Access dvd)
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 (Videos) Carmen Gloria Quintana Arriving in Chile / Allemand, Maria Olga: Interview

Scope and Contents

This video begins with footage of Carmen Gloria Quintana arriving in Chile in 1987. She is greeted by crowds and speaks to reporters. At minute 5:00 the video changes to an interview with Chilean photographer Maria Olga Allemand. In the interview Allemand talks about being shot while photographing a demonstration. She describes the event, and the people who helped her immediately after she was shot. She discusses the support she received from her community and her desire to continue working as a photographer despite the risk of being injured again. The end of the video changes back to footage of Quintana, and features portion of a speech she delivered to a village in Chile.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:22:06.


1987
Box: 97 Dvd : ref721 (Access dvd)
Box: 43 Cassette : ref833 (Videos) "Carmen Gloria Bump"

Scope and Contents

This video contains various segments featuring Carmen Gloria Quintana in Chile. Segments include footage of Quintana speaking at rallies, traveling through crowds, attending mass, attempting to speak to political prisoners, and visiting the grave of her friend Rodrigo Rojas. The video also shows short clips of demonstrations on the streets of Chile and a speech by Pope John Paul II. Segments that appear on this tape are duplicated on other videos contained in this series.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:39:13.

1987
Box: 97 Dvd : ref833 (Access dvd)

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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 (Videos) La Hora del Pueblo (Master)

Scope and Contents

This video contains a full version of the short documentary Hour of the People (La Hor del Pueblo).

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:39:56.


1985
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1306 (Access dvd)
Box: 57 Cassette : ref1307 (Videos) La Hora del Pueblo

Scope and Contents

This video contains a full version of the short documentary Hour of the People (La Hor del Pueblo).

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:39:37.


1985
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1307 (Access dvd)
Box: 59 Cassette : ref1342 (Videos) The Hour of the People

Scope and Contents

This video contains a complete version of the short film Hour of the People (La Hor del Pueblo). Video quality of this recording is intermittently poor.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:54:45.

1985
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1342 (Access dvd)
Box: 57 Cassette : ref1308 (Videos) Perez, Jaime: Interview

Biographical Note

Jaime Perez was a Jewish union leader in Uruguay. He was imprisoned for 10 years by the government of Uruguay because of his leadership in the Communist Party of the Uruguay.

Scope and Contents

In this interview Uruguayan politician Jaime Perez begins by discussing his travels to Cuba in the early 1970s and meeting Fidel Castro. He then talks about his 10-year imprisonment in Uruguay by the country's military dictatorship. He describes Uruguay's transition to democracy and the influence of the country's foreign debt on that process. He explains that he is optimistic about the transition to democracy, but contends that the process has just begun and that the country has a long history of repression and disappearance of political dissidents that needs to be addressed. At the end of the interview he expresses his gratitude to Castro and Cuba for supporting the Communist Party in Uruguay and its fight against the military dictatorship.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:28:06.


circa 1985
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1308 (Access dvd)

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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 [31142063166261]) Mandela in Cuba

Scope and Content Note

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

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:59:00.

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

Scope and Content Note

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

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:59:00.

1991
Box: 83 Dvd : ref673 (Access dvd)
Box: 5 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. Duration: 00:20:00.

1991 July 26
Box: 83 Dvd : ref703 (Access dvd)
Box: 94 Cassette : ref754 (Videos) 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. Duration: 01:02:00.

1991 July 26
Box: 83 Dvd : ref754 (Access dvd)
Box: 5 Cassette : ref242 (Videos) Fidel and Mandela: Speech in Matanzas

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:20:00.

1991 July 26
Box: 77 Dvd : ref242 (Access dvd)
Box: 5 Cassette : ref137 (Videos) Footage of Portion of Fidel Speech

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:17:52.

1991 July 26
Box: 77 Dvd : ref137 (Access dvd)
Box: 5 Cassette : ref153 (Videos) Mandela (brief speech); Primarily a speech by Manchado Ventura

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:17:00.

1991 July 26
Box: 77 Dvd : ref153 (Access dvd)
Box: 5 Cassette : ref211 (Videos) Mandela and Fidel in Old Havana

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:17:00.

1991
Box: 77 Dvd : ref211 (Access dvd)
Box: 92 Cassette : ref432 (Videos) Mandela touring museum in Havana

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:18:00.

1991
Box: 81 Dvd : ref432 (Access dvd [31142062723617])
Box: 93 Cassette : ref674 (Videos) Meeting with Mandela

Scope and Content Note

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

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:08:00.

1991
Box: 83 Dvd : ref674 (Access dvd)
Box: 70 Cassette : ref918 (Videos [31142063166253]) Speech footage: Fidel and Mandela in Matanzas

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:21:47.

1991 July 26
Box: 85 Dvd : ref918 (Access dvd)
Box: 5 Cassette : ref142 (Videos) Winnie and Nelson Mandela Old Havana

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:16:00.

1991
Box: 77 Dvd : ref142 (Access dvd)

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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

Scope and Content Note

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

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:20:00.

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: 93 Cassette : ref631 (Videos) Mandela Visits Jamaica /  Mandela in Cuba

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).

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 01:11:00.

1991
Box: 82 Dvd : ref631 (Access dvd [31142062723625])
Box: 93 Cassette : ref623 (Videos) Footage of Mandela in Jamaica

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:51:05.

1991
Box: 82 Dvd : ref623 (Access dvd [31142062723625])
Box: 5 Cassette : ref138 (Videos) Footage of Mandela in Jamaica ("Assemblia Popular")

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:18:23.

1991
Box: 77 Dvd : ref138 (Access dvd)

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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 (Videos) Los Marielitos

Scope and Contents

This video contains a complete version of the documentary Los Marielitos.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:59:00.


circa 1982
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1297 (Access dvd)
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: 5 Cassette : ref692 (Videos) 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: 83 Dvd : ref692 (Access dvd)
Box: 87 Cassette : ref566 (Videos) Footage - Families of rafters, Church World Service

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:48:00.

circa 1982
Box: 82 Dvd : ref566 (Access dvd [31142062723625])
Box: 87 Cassette : ref591 (Videos) Interview with Dominicans in New York City

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:21:21.

circa 1980s
Box: 82 Dvd : ref591 (Access dvd [31142062723625])

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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: 11 Cassette : ref249 (Videos) "Maurice Bishop Grenada"
1984
Box: 77 Dvd : ref249 (Access dvd)
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. Duration: 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: 89 Cassette : ref7 (Videos) Miami-Havana

Scope and Content Note

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

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:52:00.

1992
Box: 75 Dvd : ref7 (Access dvd)
Box: 88 Cassette : ref464 (Videos) Miami-Havana

Scope and Content Note

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

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:52:00.

1992
Box: 81 Dvd : ref464 (Access dvd [31142062723617])
Box: 61 Cassette : ref976 Miami-Havana, Spanish
1992
Box: 87 Cassette : ref565 (Videos) [Fuste, Tomas Garcia]: Interview and other footage

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 01:00:00.

circa 1991-1992
Box: 82 Dvd : ref565 (Access dvd [31142062723625])
Box: 87 Cassette : ref460 (Videos) Sanchez, Lourdes: Interview

Scope and Content Note

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

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:21:16.

circa 1991-1992
Box: 81 Dvd : ref460 (Access dvd [31142062723617])
Box: 87 Cassette : ref461 (Videos) Sanchez, Lourdes: Interview

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:21:32.

circa 1991-1992
Box: 81 Dvd : ref461 (Access dvd [31142062723617])
Box: 88 Cassette : ref466 (Videos) Sanchez, Lourdes (family): Interview

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:53:00.

circa 1991-1992
Box: 81 Dvd : ref466 (Access dvd [31142062723617])
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: 91 Cassette : ref331 (Videos) Footage including Coast Guard, Wayne Smith, "excludables'

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:37:03.

circa 1991-1992
Box: 79 Dvd : ref331 (Access dvd)
Box: 87 Cassette : ref459 (Videos) Footage at Miami Airport

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:22:00.

circa 1991-1992
Box: 81 Dvd : ref459 (Access dvd [31142062723617])
Box: 88 Cassette : ref462 (Videos) Footage: Various, including brief interviews with Orlando Bosch, Jose Cruz, and others

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:55:00.

circa 1991-1992
Box: 81 Dvd : ref462 (Access dvd [31142062723617])
Box: 88 Cassette : ref468 (Videos) Footage of men from Commandos L

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 01:01:00.

circa 1991-1992
Box: 81 Dvd : ref468 (Access dvd [31142062723617])
Box: 88 Cassette : ref469 (Videos) Footage: "Guard, Thomas Sanchez, Havana Street"

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 01:01:00.

circa 1991-1992
Box: 81 Dvd : ref469 (Access dvd [31142062723617])
Box: 88 Cassette : ref470 (Videos) Footage: Salvation Army church service

Scope and Content Note

This video features footage of a church service at the Salvation Army. The church service is followed by musical performances.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 01:02:00.

circa 1991-1992
Box: 81 Dvd : ref470 (Access dvd [31142062723617])
Box: 87 Cassette : ref568 (Videos) Footage: Miami High School cheerleaders and others

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).

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:59:00.

circa 1991-1992
Box: 82 Dvd : ref568 (Access dvd [31142062723625])
Box: 87 Cassette : ref570 (Videos) Footage: Demonstrations against the embargo in Bicentennial Park

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:41:00.

circa 1991-1992
Box: 82 Dvd : ref570 (Access dvd [31142062723625])
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 : ref982 (Videos) Missing Children: Two Versions

Scope and Contents

This video contains a complete version of the documentary Missing Children. The documentary runs until minute 25:00. Beginning at minute 28:00 the video contains another partial version of the same documentary.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:50:50.


1984
Box: 97 Dvd : ref982 (Access dvd)
Box: 67 Cassette : ref1387 (Videos [31142063166220]) Missing Children (Niños Desaparecidos) /  Returning to Chile (Retornado a Chile)

Scope and Contents

This video contains full versions of the short documentaries Missing Children and  Returning to Chile.  Missing Children is featured on the first 25 minutes of the tape, and  Returning to Chile begins at minute 25:40. Video quality of this tape is very poor at times.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:54:45.


1985
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1387 (Access dvd)
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

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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: 94 Cassette : ref755 (Videos) Mandela, Nelson: Interview, with Jorge Risquet and Juan Almeida

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:22:01.

1990
Box: 83 Dvd : ref755 (Access dvd)
Box: 5 Cassette : ref701 (Videos) Footage: Namibian independence celebration

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:22:00.

1990
Box: 83 Dvd : ref701 (Access dvd)
Box: 94 Cassette : ref816 (Videos) Footage: Namibia independence celebration (includes parade and speech)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:30:00.

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

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 01:01:27.

1990
Box: 77 Dvd : ref248 (Access dvd)
Box: 20 Cassette : ref513 (Videos) Namibian Students: Interview

Scope and Contents

This video begins with brief segments of Cuban political leaders, including Juan Almeida meeting with dignitaries in Namibia. Beginning at minute 4:00 the footage switches to an interview with three young Namibians. The interview was recorded on the first day of Namibian independence in 1990, and the students discuss their excitement for the new government and eagerness to participate in the political process. The three students, all of whom received part of their education in Cuba, talk about their experiences studying in Cuba and the ways they hope to use their educations. They also talk briefly about continued racism in Namibia between white and black communities, and feeling removed from their country after studying abroad for several years.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:19:01.


1990
Box: 96 Dvd : ref513 (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 (Videos [31142063166220]) Street Interviews (Windhoek, Namibia)

Scope and Contents

This video features an on-the-street interview with a man and woman from Namibia. The interviewees discuss the war between South Africa and Angola, and their views on the goals and outcome of the war.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:07:06.


1989 September 10
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1386 (Access dvd)
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 (Videos) Independence of Namibia

Scope and Contents

This video features footage recorded live at the swearing-in ceremony of the first Namibian president Sam Nujoma in 1990. The footage largely features crowds and dignitaries arriving at Windhoek Stadium (later called Independence Stadium) in Windhoek, Namibia. The footage appears to be live coverage recorded by NBC News. The swearing in ceremony features speeches by United Nations Secretary General Javier Pèrez de Cuèllar and South African President Frederik Willem de Klerk. Nujoma is sworn-in as Namibia's first president by de Cuèllar and makes a brief speech at the end of the video.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 01:00:28.

1990
Box: 97 Dvd : ref829 (Access dvd)

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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 : ref736 (Videos) Fonseca, L.: Interview about Operation Peter Pan and Father Brian O. Walsh

Scope and Contents

The video begins with black and white footage of an interview with two men. This portion is barely audible and audio and video quality is poor throughout. The majority of the video focuses on footage of father Brian O. Walsh who facilitated the transportation of Cuban children to the United States during Operation Peter Pan. A young man watches the footage and describes what his experience as one of the Peter Pan children and his memories of his life in the United States. He discusses traveling to the U.S. at the age of 12 and later deciding to return to Cuba. He explains that he eventually returned to Cuba in 1971, but that the process was difficult.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:21:49.


undated
Box: 97 Dvd : ref736 (Access dvd)
Box: 40 Cassette : ref730 (Videos) 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: 95 Dvd : ref730 (Access dvd)
Box: 40 Cassette : ref733 (Videos) Mendieta, Ana: Interview "and Zenon and Monge"
circa 2010
Box: 95 Dvd : ref733 (Access dvd)
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.

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Box: 40 Cassette : ref741 (Videos) Walsh, Bryan O.: Interview

Scope and Contents

This video features and interview with Father Bryan O. Walsh. Walsh begins by discussing the children currently in the care of his Catholic organization in Miami. At the time of the interview Walsh explained that he was caring for 25 children between the ages of 14 and 18. He describes the motivation of many Cuban parents who decided to send their children to the United States in the early 1960s, explaining that many feared their children would be sent to Russia for communist indoctrination. He also discusses his organization's role in clandestine efforts to send Cuban children the US, and explains that parents expected Castro would be overthrown and their children would quickly return. He later discusses children who had a difficult time adjusting to life in the US, and the Miami-based youth organization the Antonio Maceo Brigade, which was outspoken in its support of the Cuban government.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:20:59.

circa 1979
Box: 97 Dvd : ref741 (Access dvd)
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.

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Box: 32 Cassette : ref632 "Peter Pan"
Box: 40 Cassette : ref739 "Camp Photos, Walsh"
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Box: 40 Cassette : ref742 "Part of 'Lost Apple'"
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Box: 39 Cassette : ref801 "Walsh, Lost Apple, Peter Pan"
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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 (Videos) Returning to Chile

Scope and Content Note

This video contains a full version of short documentary Returning to Chile.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:29:24.


1986
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1302 (Access dvd)
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 (Videos) Returning to Chile "English subtitles"

Scope and Contents

This video features a complete version of the documentary Returning to Chile.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:29:56.

circa 1984-1986
Box: 97 Dvd : ref834 (Access dvd)
Box: 45 Cassette : ref969 Returning to Chile, English
circa 1984-1986
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1234 (Videos) "Pinochet Speech"

Scope and Contents

This video features a speech by Augusto Pinochet delivered on September 11, the anniversary of the military coup in which he seized power in Chile. In his speech, Pinochet contends that Chile must continue to fight against communism and Marxism. He discusses the history of communism and argues that Chile must stay vigilant because the goal of communism is to take over the world. He contends that his government is protecting democracy, and argues that if critics understood the threat that Chile faced they would know that his actions were correct. The second half of this video features footage of a Cuban dramatic television program filmed by Estela Bravo.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:20:11.

circa 1984-1986
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1234 (Access dvd)
Box: 65 Cassette : ref1227 Godoy, Carlos (CH13)
circa 1985-1986
Box: 53 Cassette : ref1228 (Videos) Mother of Carlos Godoy: Interview / Protection of Youth Damaged by State of Emergency (PIDEE) (CH14)

Scope and Contents

This video begins with an interview with the mother of assassinated political activist Carlos Godoy. Godoy's mother begins by discussing the youth movement in Chile and the reasons Chilean youth have expressed such strong resistance to the Pinochet government. At the time of the interview, which was filmed sometime around 1985, she explains that the children have lived under Pinochet for 12 years and many remember their family members disappearing or going into exile, and cannot see a future for themselves under the current government. She expresses her hope in the community and her faith that the government will eventually change. The video then focuses on news reports and photos of Carols Godoy and his murder. At minute 17:55 the videos changes to an interview with the executive secretary of the foundation Protection of Youth Damaged by State of Emergency (PIDEE), which helped children whose parents had been harmed, detained, or disappeared by the government. She describes the foundation, its goals, and the kind of support it provides to the children whose families were targeted for political reasons.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:22:29.

circa 1985-1986
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1228 (Access dvd)
Box: 54 Cassette : ref1253 (Videos) Godoy, Carlos: Interview with Sister (CH18)

Scope and Contents

This video features an interview with the sister and mother of murdered Chilean political prisoner Carlos Godoy. The video begins with shots of still images of Godoy, and the interview with his mother and sister begin around minute 3:35. His sister begins by talking about a dove necklace she was wearing, which was made by political prisoners in Santiago. She then discusses how her family moved to Cuba in 1973 following the coup of Augusto Pinochet, and their decision to return to Chile. She describes learning about her brother's death and how the news affected her. She also discusses her hopes of becoming a lawyer or journalist in the future, and her desire to find work that will serve the community.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:20:32.

circa 1985-1986
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1253 (Access dvd)
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 (Videos) "Cemetery (CH20)"

Scope and Contents

This video features footage of families in a cemetery in Chile visiting the graves of their loved ones who had been killed by the Central Nacional de Informaciones (CNI), the Chilean military police. At the beginning of the video police can be see chasing demonstrators outside of the cemetery. The video then features an interview with the mother of Carlos Godoy at his grave. Godoy's mother talks about her son, and his murder, and describes him as emblematic of many Chilean youth. After the interview with Godoy's mother, a man speaks about the memory of Godoy and the importance of continued resistance against Augusto Pinochet in Chile.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:22:48.

1986
Box: 97 Dvd : ref832 (Access dvd)
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 (Videos) "FASIC, Young People"

Scope and Contents

This video features interviews with 4 young Chilean women who returned to Chile after living abroad for many years. The young women describe how life in Chile are different from their lives abroad in France and Canada. Recorded sometime around 1985, the young women discuss how the political culture has changed since the overthrow of president Salvador Allende. One discusses why her family moved to Canada, and her memories of Chile before they left. They also discuss the reasons they decided to return to Chile, and briefly discuss their involvement in youth activist movements.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:22:28.

circa 1984-1986
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1254 (Access dvd)
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: 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

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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

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:07:50.

circa 1984
Box: 75 Dvd : ref9 (Access dvd)
Box: 54 Cassette : ref1268 Footage: Silvio and Pablo in Argentina
1984
Box: 66 Cassette : ref1357 (Videos [31142063166212]) Silvio and Pablo Concert at Hostos Community College (Bronx NY)

Scope and Contents

The first 17:30 minutes of this video feature footage of a concert with Cuban folk singers Silvio Rodriguez and Pablo Milanes at Hostos Community College in the Bronx, NY. At minute 17:30 video changes to footage of men in a barbershop.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Betacam. Duration: 00:21:11.


1979 February 15
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1357 (Access dvd)
Box: 93 Cassette : ref645 (Videos) Pablo Milanes at the Karl Marx Theater

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:07:00.

undated
Box: 84 Dvd : ref645 (Access dvd)
Box: 93 Cassette : ref646 (Videos) "Silvio Pablo Argentina"

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 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: 5 Cassette : ref772 (Videos) Casal, Lourdes: Interview (also other footage)

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:22:00.

circa 1980
Box: 83 Dvd : ref772 (Access dvd)
Box: 5 Cassette : ref773 (Videos) Casal, Lourdes: Interview (brief)

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:09:00.

circa 1980
Box: 83 Dvd : ref773 (Access dvd)
Box: 5 Cassette : ref777 (Videos) Casal, Lourdes: Event (with additional footage)

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:09:00.

1980
Box: 83 Dvd : ref777 (Access dvd)
Box: 59 Cassette : ref1353 (Videos) Casal, Lourdes

Scope and Contents

This video contains a recording of television program about poet Lourdes Casal created by Los Servicios Informativos de la Televisión Cubana. The program features an interview with Casal about the ways in which her life in Cuban and the United States shaped her politics and her writing career. The program also features footage of her funeral in 1981, and brief interview with mourners talking about her significance as a poet and voice of the people. It includes footage of the event in which she was posthumously awarded the Casa De Las Americas Prize in 1981.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:24:20


circa 1980
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1353 (Access dvd)
Box: 60 Cassette : ref1359 "Catholic Center"
1980
Box: 60 Cassette : ref1354 (Videos) Cubans in New York: One Year Later

Scope and Content Note

This video features a complete version of the television program Cubanos en Nueva York: Un Año Después (  Cubans in New York: One Year Later). The program was produced for Cuban television by Estela Bravo and contains follow-up interviews with Cubans featured in her documentary  Los Que Se Fueron (  Those Who Left). Video and audio quality of this recording are very poor.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:20:30.

1981 April-May
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1354 (Access dvd)
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: 58 Cassette : ref1319 (Videos) "Escoria" of Union City Interviews

Scope and Content Note

This video features black-and-white footage of interviews with Cuban men who left Cuba for the United States. The footage features a series of on-the-street interviews conducted by Estela Bravo in Union City, New Jersey in which she asks the men why they traveled to the United States and what they hoped to find. The majority of the men interviewed were living in the United States for less than a year at the time the interviews were conducted. Many mention that they left Cuba because they did not agree with the communist government. Others explain that they left to find better work and earn money although several mention that they have had a difficult time finding work in the United States. They likewise describe finding it difficult to get adequate housing and access to medical care. One man notes that he has received little support from the existing Cuban community in the US, and has received more support from other immigrant groups including Puerto Ricans and Dominicans. Some of the men mention travelling to the US as part of the Mariel Boatlift. The term "escoria" refers to a statement made by Fidel Castro about Cuban exiles, comparing those who left to escoria (scum).

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:57:25.

undated
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1319 (Access dvd)
Box: 37 Cassette : ref798 (Videos) "Free Havana (Havana Libre) 2 Outside Immigration"

Scope and Contents

This video begins with an interview with a man who traveled from Miami to Cuba to visit family. In this segment he discusses his impression of the country, which he contrasts with his experience of traveling to Jamaica. The video then changes to on-the-street interviews with Cubans, many of whom express their interest in leaving the country for the United States or Canada. They discuss their reasons for wanting to leave, and what they hope to find outside of Cuba. Many express dissatisfaction with the government and a desire be reunited with family members who have already left Cuba.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:22:18.


circa 1980
Box: 97 Dvd : ref798 (Access dvd)
Box: 37 Cassette : ref794 (Videos) "Free Havana (Havana Libre) 1 Common people's opinion"

Scope and Contents

This videos features several short on-the-street interviews and segments of footage filmed in Havana around 1991. The video begins with a brief interview with a taxi driver about his work and life in Cuba. The segment is followed by a 10-minute interview with a Cuban military leader and a Spaniard living in Cuba named Ignacio "el Gallego" Gonzalez. They talk about three Spaniards, including Gonzalez, who fought for Castro during the Cuban Revolution. The end of the video features on-the-street interviews with individuals in Havana about increased tourism in Cuba, and their opinions about people from the Cuban exile community traveling back to the country.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:22:04.


circa 1980
Box: 97 Dvd : ref794 (Access dvd)
Box: 94 Cassette : ref789 (Videos) Footage: Carlos Muniz and interviews with Cuban Immigration staff

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:22:00.

circa 1980
Box: 83 Dvd : ref789 (Access dvd)
Box: 89 Cassette : ref3 (Videos) Footage including events and interviews

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:10:20.

1980
Box: 75 Dvd : ref3 (Access dvd)
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 : ref1276 Union City Interviews
1980
Box: 66 Cassette : ref1360 (Videos [31142063166212]) Union City Interviews

Scope and Content Note

This video contains on-the-street interviews with Cuban exiles in Union City, New Jersey. Footage on this tape is duplicated on tape ref1319. Video quality of this tape is poor.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 01:02:26.

circa 1980
Box: 98 Dvd : ref1360 (Access dvd)
Box: 34 Cassette : ref693 "Union City #2, AL's Hub Caps, Ricky in Apt and Drugs #1"
undated
Box: 55 Cassette : ref1269 (Videos) Those Who Left (  Los Que Se Fueron)

Scope and Contents

This is an almost complete full-length version of the documentary feature Those Who Left (Los Que Se Fueron). Video quality of this recording is poor in places and the recording ends abruptly before the credits appear.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 01:02:11.


circa 1980
Box: 96 Dvd : ref1269 (Access dvd)
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 (Videos) Those Who Left: Second Part

Scope and Contents

This video contains a portion of the documentary Those Who Left. Video quality of this recording is poor and does not include a complete copy of the documentary.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original Format: Umatic. Duration: 00:19:52.

circa 1980
Box: 97 Dvd : ref981 (Access dvd)
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 (Videos) Tres Balseros

Scope and Content Note

This video contains footage of three Cuban men returning to Cuba and greet