[MKE - Indymedia] Cuban/Irish Film on terrorism premieres in Milw. on Feb. 8 & 9
WI Cuba Coalition
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Mon Jan 24 13:36:20 PST 2005
News issued by: Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba
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Cuban/Irish Film on terrorism premieres in Milw. on Feb. 8 & 9
Irish Co-director to speak at screening of documentary on the "Cuban 5"
Please download (in .pdf format) and distribute the flyer for this event!
A documentary film from Cuba entitled "Mission Against Terror," will have
its Midwest premiere in Milwaukee on February 8th and 9th, featuring a
special appearance by one of its directors, an Irish journalist who works in
The movie tells the story of five Cuban nationals who monitored extremist
groups in Florida some ten years ago to try to protect their homeland from
terrorism, which has claimed over 3,000 lives in the last 45 years. The
"Cuban 5," as they are known internationally, are currently serving their
seventh year in U.S. federal prisons, including Ferndando Gonzalez in
The first screening will be on Tuesday, February 8, at 7pm at the Central
United Methodist Church, 639 N. 25th Street. A second showing, also at 7pm,
will take place the following day, on Wednesday, February 9th, at the
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Union in the East Wisconsin Room, 2200 E.
Kenwood Ave. Admission to both events is by donation, with $5-$10 suggested.
Milwaukee will hold this Midwest premiere, featuring a special appearance by
the films co-director Berrnie Dwyer, an Irish woman who has lived and
worked in Havana for the past four years as a journalist with Radio Havana.
Dwyer was previously a lecturer in Women's Studies at University College in
Dublin. This is the fourth documentary film she has made with Cuban producer
Ruiz Rebo, including three prior films on the Irish heritage of Che Guevara
and the Irish influence on the Cuban revolution: 1999: "Che: The Irish
Legacy" (Che Guevara's Irish links); 2001: "Che in Ireland" (Che Guevara's
visit to Dublin in 1964); and 2002: "The Footprints of Cecilia McPartland"
(Irish mother of Cuban revolutionary Julio Antonio Mella).
Sponsors for this visit and screening include the Wisconsin Coalition to
Normalize Relations with Cuba, Milwaukee Committee to Free the Five, Peace
Action - Wisconsin, National Lawyers Guild - Milwaukee Chapter, Milwaukee
Coalition for a Just Peace, and YCL Milwaukee.
For further information, call (414) 273-1040, ext. 12, or visit
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