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Film Screening "CUBA, Satélite 13" and Award Ceremony Honoring the Work of its Producer Eduardo Palmer

This is a past event.

Thursday, February 9 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora 1200 Coral Way, Miami, FL

Eduardo Palmer is the most iconic producer of Cuban exile cinema. At the onset of the Cuban Revolution, Palmer and his flim crew took footage of Fidel Castro's caravan from Santiago to Havana, Cuba. Disillusioned with the regime, Palmer left Cuba for the United States. He first settled in New York, where he created a new production company with Manual de la Pedrosa, and in their 1963 their association led to the feature documentary "Cuba, satelite 13," the title referring to Cuba's conversion into the Soviet Union's newest pawn. The film premiered simultaneously in eleven New York City movie theaters.

Since he left Cuba, Palmer has produced a dozen feature films, numerous television programs, and nearly one hundred documentaries, making him one of the most prolific figures in Cuban cinema, both inside and outside the island.

Dr. Jorge Duany, Director, Cuban Research Institute, FIU

Dr. Santiago Juan-Navarro and Eliecer Jiménez Almeida, Department of Modern Languages, FIU

Eduardo Palmer, Awardee

Alejandro Ríos, Film Critic

This event is free and open to the public. It will be conducted in Spanish. Co-sponsored by FIU's Department of Modern Languages, the Cuban Research Institute, and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. To confirm your attendance, please write or call (305) 348-1991. 

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