Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Film Screening: Santa y Andrés

April 11th, 2018
5PM

Location
Greenleaf Conference Room (100A Jones Hall)

Film Screening of Santa y Andrés, directed by Carlos Lechuga

A world away from bustling Havana, Santa y Andrés is set in the rolling hills of Cuba’s easternmost province, Oriente, in 1983. Santa is a 30-year-old rural worker of a state farm and a loyal party member. Andrés is a 50-year-old homosexual writer who, according to the government, has “ideological problems.” As was then customary, whenever a political event was scheduled in the area someone was sent to keep an eye on the “disaffected” and prevent any acts of public opposition. This time the task of monitoring Andrés falls to Santa. For three consecutive days, Santa sits at the entrance to Andrés’s cabin to supervise his movements. Their improbable friendship blossoms over the course of these three pivotal days, as they learn they are not as different from one another as their political loyalties would suggest. As the New York Times noted, Carlos Lechuga’s second film (his debut feature film was Melaza in 2012) “begins as a film about separation and pain but becomes a movie about reconciliation and healing.”

Checkout a trailer for the film here.

This event is sponsored by the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute and is open to the public.

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University are proud to announce a two-week summer educator institute exploring the geography, culture and history of Cuba. For an educator, Cuba is rich with lessons to bring into the classroom. This program highlights the important historical and cultural connections between the United States and Cuba. Participants will explore key sites and meet local experts and artists who will provide unique insight for educators who teach such subjects as U.S./Latin American Relations, World Geography, World History, and Spanish among others. Come and visit the site of the historic Bay of Pigs, explore Milton Hershey’s sugar plantation and hear firsthand about the Cuban national literacy campaign from the teachers themselves.

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