International Lens Film Series: Maestra
2/19/2013, 7:30 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Location: Sarratt Cinema (Google map of this location)
Presented by: Avery Dickens de Giron, Center for Latin American Studies
USA, Cuba (2011) Dir: Catherine Murphy.
In 1961 Cuba, 250,000 volunteers taught 700,000 people to read and write in one year. 100,000 of the teachers were under 18 years old, over half of them women. This story is explored through the personal testimonies of the young women who went out to teach literacy in rural communities across the island and found themselves deeply transformed in the process. Spanish with English subtitles. Unrated. 33 mins. DVD.