This film by independent German filmmaker, Tobias Kriele provides a picture of the world-renowned Cuban medical and educational systems that persist through the country’ s economic suffering. 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, who were unjustly imprisoned in the U.S. for many years. The last three of them were released in December 2014 when the US and Cuba resumed diplomatic relations. 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.”
In Spanish with English subtitles.
Monday, November 14, 6 PM
Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT
Third Floor Program Room