June 18, 2016 at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists in Berkeley.
Historic Fellowship Hall is located at 1924 Cedar Street (at Bonita Ave) in Berkeley, CA 94709. One block east of MLK Way & several blocks west of Shattuck Ave. Wheelchair Accessible? Yes! The Ramp is on Bonita Ave.
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The documentary provides a picture of the world-renowned Cuban medical and educational systems that persist through the country’s economic suffering. This film is by independent German filmmaker, Tobias Kriele.
Jorgito, who was born with severe cerebral palsy, and his family, friends, doctors and teachers, describe the physical and academic accomplishments, social integration and political participation of a young disabled person in Cuban society through compelling personal interviews.
Jorgito’s deep love for his country found expression through his participation in the campaign to free the Cuban Five ― five Cubans whose imprisonment in the U.S. for infiltrating anti-Cuban organizations in Miami engaged in terrorist attacks on Cuba was internationally criticized, generating a world-wide movement for their freedom. Recognizing the relationship of his own development to the development of the society in which he lives, Jorgito states, ”Without Cuba and its history, I wouldn’t be Jorgito.”
At this time of changing U.S.-Cuba relations, The Power of the Weak screening and discussion provides a unique opportunity for U.S. audiences to learn about some of the achievements of Cuban society. It was part of the 2nd “Days of Action” against the U.S. blockade in Washington, DC during April 2016.
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