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Author: Amelia Rosenberg Weinreb

Cuba in the Shadow of Change

Daily Life in the Twilight of the Revolution

By: Amelia Rosenberg Weinreb

Cuba’s unique anachronisms—crumbling colonial architecture, vintage American cars, and the same Commander-in-Chief for nearly half a century—hold an allure for tourists looking for nostalgia and socialism in a sun and rum-drenched Caribbean. Yet Cuba is in transition. Since Fidel Castro’s ailing health was made public in August 2006, the future of Cuba and its leadership […]


Cuba: The Accidental Revolution

Film News & Reviews - Spring 2008

By: Amelia Rosenberg Weinreb

Cuba: The Accidental Revolution Written and Directed by Ray Burley. (Produced by CBC’s The Nature of Things, 2006). 90 min, color, stereo, close captioned, grade level: 10-12, college, adult, $395.00, ISBN (VHS) 1-59458-671-3 / (DVD) 1-59458-672-1. Available from Bullfrog Films: www.bullfrogfilms.com. This two-part educational documentary blends issues of contemporary interest and global concern—socialist Cuba’s survival, sustainable […]


Film News & Reviews – Spring 2008

Cuba: The Accidental Revolution

By: Amelia Rosenberg Weinreb

Reviewed by Amelia Rosenberg Weinreb, Postdoctoral Fellow at Ben Gurion University’s Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research (Israel). This two-part educational documentary blends issues of contemporary interest and global concern—socialist Cuba’s survival, sustainable environmental practices, and alternative modes of providing medical care. Its greatest innovation is to frame Cuba not as suffering from material shortage, […]