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Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba supports Cuba on the Big Screen!
By Janine Solanki
The Vancouver Latin-American Film Festival (VLAFF) hit the big screens for their 15th year running, and for the 10th year Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC) was proud to team up with VLAFF as an official Community Partner! This year, Cuba is the official guest country of the festival, which runs from August 24 – September 3.
VCSC co-presented at both the EICTV Cuban Shorts Program and the Cuban Classic films section. On August 27th, VCSC coordinator Tamara Hansen gave an introduction before the Cuban shorts program, as well as before the Cuban classic film “Memories of Underdevelopment” (Memorias del subdesarrollo). On Thursday August 31, VCSC member Sarah Alwell gave an introduction before the Cuban classic film “Lucia”, and later in the evening Tamara Hansen gave an introduction the Cuban classic film “Strawberry and Chocolate” (Fresa y Chocolate). At all of these films, VCSC organizers were on hand with a table of Cuba solidarity information, and had the opportunity to talk to festival go-ers about Cuba!
On September 3rd for the final day of the festival, VCSC will be giving an introduction to the film “Twenty Years” (Veinte años), as well as Tamara Hansen will speak on a post-film panel titled “Cuba Today”.
For more information of the films and festival, visit www.vlaff.org. For more information on Cuba solidarity in Vancouver, visit www.vancubasolidarity.com, find VCSC on Facebook or follow on Twitter @VanCuba_VCSC
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