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Author: Catherine Murphy, (Filmmaker)Eve GoldbergAlice WalkerNorma GuillardDiana BalboaAll authors
Publisher: New York , NY : Women Make Movies, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : Spanish
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Cuba, 1961: 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 were women. Maestra explores this story 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. Interviews participants of the Cuban literacy campaign  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Historical films
Nonfiction films
Short films
Filmed interviews
Foreign language films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Murphy, (Filmmaker); Eve Goldberg; Alice Walker; Norma Guillard; Diana Balboa; Daysi Veitia; Blanca Monett; Ivonne Santana; Adria Santana; Griselda Aguilera; Eloisa Hernandez; Gina Rey; Roberto Chile; Literacy Project (San Francisco, Calif.),; Tres Musas Producciones,; Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográfica,; Women Make Movies (Firm),
OCLC Number: 874925108
Language Note: In Spanish with English subtitles. English narration portions with Spanish subtitles.
Notes: This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.
"A fiscally sponsored project of Women Make Movies, www.wmm.com." --End credits.
Originally produced in 2013; copyright held by The Literacy Project.
Credits: Photography, Roberto Chile and four others.
Performer(s): Narrator, Alice Walker; interviewees: Norma Guillard, social psychologist; Diana Balboa, visual artist; Daysi Veitia, architect; Blanca Monett, medical secretary; Ivonne Santana, teacher; Adria Santana, film & theater actress; Griselda Aguilera, math teacher; Eloisa Hernandez, translator; Gina Rey, urban planner.
Description: 1 videodisc (33 minutes) : sound, color with black & white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R; NTSC; all regions; widescreen; Dolby digital 2.0.
Other Titles: Teacher
Responsibility: the Literacy Project presents ; in collaboration with Tres Musas Producciones & ICAIC ; produced & directed by Catherine Murphy ; written & edited by Eve Goldberg.

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Cuba, 1961: 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 were women. Maestra explores this story 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. Interviews participants of the Cuban literacy campaign of 1961, showing original film footage of the movement.

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1961 was a socially significant year for the country of Cuba. The invasion of Cuba’s Bay of Pigs on April 17th of that year was a profound historical event. The 1961 Literacy Campaign was also a remarkable event that changed the course of history for the Caribbean island nation. Maestra is...
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