International Premiere of Award-Winning Short Film
Cuba in Africa
Sunday, November 7 — 4:00 pm ET / 1:00 pm PT
The dramatic untold story of 420,000 Cubans — soldiers and teachers, doctors and nurses — who gave everything to end colonial rule and Apartheid in Southern Africa. Featuring Negash Abdurahman, Producer and Director, followed by a panel discussion.
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Negash Abdurahman, Ethiopian-American filmmaker and educational technology consultant. Founder of RI Systems Inc. His acclaimed, award-winning film Cuba in Africa was years in the making, overcoming many obstacles, to tell the truth (mostly untold in the US) of Cuba’s revolutionary internationalist mission from 1976-1991 that was decisive in winning the sovereignty of Angola, the independence of Namibia, and securing the unraveling and defeat of apartheid South Africa.
Lianys Torres Rivera, Cuba’s Ambassador to the United States
Piero Gleijeses, Professor of American Foreign Policy, Johns Hopkins University; Author, Conflicting Missions: Havana, Washington and Africa, 1959—1976 (winner, 2002 Robert Ferrell Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations); Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976—1991.
Isaac Saney, Co-chair & national-spokesperson, Canadian Network on Cuba; Cuba specialist, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Author of the forthcoming Africa’s Children Return! Cuba, Africa and Apartheid’s End
Sponsored by: Organizing Committee, International Conference for the Normalization of U.S.-Cuba Relations (us-cubanormalization.org); Saving Lives Campaign (savinglivescampaign.org); New York-New Jersey Cuba Sí Coalition (cubasinynjcoalition.org); National Network On Cuba (nnoc.info); Canadian Network On Cuba; (canadiannetworkoncuba.ca); Table de concertation et de solidarité Québec-Cuba (www.facebook.com/TCSQC)