Havana Glasgow Film Festival
Teaching For The Revolution
Sat 12 November 2022
Training To Teach: Little Known Stories
Two short interviews by Cuban director and hip-hop musician Magia López Cabrera and editor Lusmila Lamothe Lafargue telling the little known stories of Black women who took part in Cuba's Literacy Campaign, plus the film that inspired them to delve more deeply into the lives of the teachers. Followed by Q&A with the two filmmakers.
Maestras voluntarias / Volunteer Teachers
Catherine Murphy I US / Cuba 2021 I 18 m I English I Documentary I N/C 12+
In April of 1960, 1,500 young volunteers headed into the rural mountains of Cuba: the first teachers in a pilot program that lay groundwork for the large-scale National Literacy Campaign that would take place the following year.
Training To Teach: Little Known Stories Episode 2 I Magia López Cabrera I Cuba 2021 I 10m
Norma de la C. Díaz Rondón: a volunteer teacher in the third contingent who was the young daughter of the last veteran mambí of Manzanillo.
Training To Teach: Little Known Stories Episode 3 I Magia López Cabrera I Cuba 2021 I 10m
Edelys Padron: a blind teacher who taught a group of blind, visually impaired and disabled people to read and write using braille.