Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Film Screening:  Maestra

October 9th, 2012
8:00 PM

Location
102 Jones Hall

Maestra (2011)
A Documentary Film by Catherine Murphy
US/Cuba
34 min
Spanish with English subtitles

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. Professor Tatjana Pavlovic of the Department of Spanish & Portuguese will present and discuss the film.

Film trailer: http://www.maestrathefilm.org/index.php?page=trailer.php&mnu=2

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Forging a New World: Books & Writing in Early Spanish America, 1492-1821

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On Wednesday, November 14, the Latin American Library at Tulane University will host Dr. Hortensia Calvo, Doris Stone Director of the Latin American Library, for a talk titled, Forging a New World: Books & Writing in Early Spanish America, 1492-1821.

This presentation is part of the Tulane University Women’s Association’s Jane and Herbert Longenecker Lecture Series. The event is dedicated to María García Daly.