Sunday, 2:00 pm
Second Sunday Culture Film
This year's Second Sunday Culture Films series kicks off with the 2011 documentary, Maestra. In Cuba in 1961, some 250,000 volunteer teachers joined the Cuban Literacy Campaign, traveling to all corners of the country to teach families how to read and write. Many volunteers were under 18, and more than half were women. Using interviews, still photos, and archival film footage, this film explores the experiences of nine of those women, and how their lives were changed as a result. After the film, Dr. Rachel Ellis Neyra, Penn Latin American and Latino Studies, leads a discussion on how "reglobalization" will affect Cuba. Sponsored by the Philadelphia Film Society, Penn Cinema Studies, the Penn Humanities Forum, and Penn Latin American and Latino Studies. Free with Museum admission.
Ivonne & Adria Santana, volunteers in the Cuban Literacy Campaign, in 1961.