CRAVING CUBA is an award-winning documentary film about Cuban-Americans and their complicated relationship with Cuba. This is a story about identity, family, exile and hope. Follow the journey of a Cuban-American woman who was born in New Jersey to Cuban-exiles and has never been to Cuba. Although she has always felt very American, there was always a strong pull to the other half of her identity. Like most in the exiled community, she grew up not being able to go to Cuba. After the December 17th announcement by President Barack Obama, everything changes.
In Attendance: Cristina Garcia (Novelist), Jessica Aguirre (UM Alumni/NBC Bay Area News Anchor), Jaime Suchlicki, PhD (Casa Bacardi/ICCAS at University of Miami), Carmen Pelaez (Writer, actor, director), Ana Sofia Pelaez (author, The Cuban Table); Other Miami-based personalities in film: Carlos Ponce (Actor), Father Alberto Cutié (Episcopal Priest), Eglise Gutierrez, (Opera Singer), Raul Moas (Roots of Hope), Miguel "El Flaco" Gonzalez (Actor/Comedian), Guarione Diaz.
Tickets are FREE, but seating is limited and we expect a full house, so please RSVP, grab your tickets today and plan to arrive at the cinema by 7pm on Monday, September 26, 2016.
This special event is being sponsored by Casa Bacardi at The Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, The School of Communication, Department of Cinema and Interactive Media and Creative Writing Department at The University of Miami and Books and Books in Coral Gables.