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Dr. Steeve Coupeau Goes One-on-One with Zuzelin Martin Lynch, Director of ‘Craving Cuba’ featured at Hudson River International Film Festival, 11 October 2018

Cuban Film Craving Cuba

Soledad O'Brein

Can you talk about the freedom flight and how people could not bring any belongings? When did the flights start and ended?

The Freedom Flights began as an agreement between the United States and the Cuban government, allowing 265,000 Cubans to leave Cuba on the basis of political asylum between 1965 and 1973. Those who were allowed to leave Cuba had to leave everything behind except for a change of clothes. All other possessions were inventoried and became property of the Cuban government.

Where can interested parties get information on upcoming screenings?

Craving Cuba can be watched on Amazon, GooglePlay, iTunes and Roku with upcoming live screenings announced on our Facebook page:



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Dr. Steeve Coupeau

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Writer: Dr. Nader VAHABI


Dr. Nader VAHABI

Sociologist at LISST, University of Toulouse, at Jean-Jaures and at EHESS (Cadis) in Paris, Nader VAHABI is a specialist on the Iranian diaspora and contemporary Iran. After a large number of books on contemporary Iran and the Iranian diaspora, he broadens his field of study on migratory flows coming from the Middle East with an original angle of attack: "the pathology of modernism". His latest work is: The 2015 refugee reception crisis, a pathology of modernism, Paris, L’Harmattan, September 2018.



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Maggie Q receives World Tourism Humanitarian Award by Juergen T Steinmetz, 10/6/18


Maggie Q

Kageno’s support of the communities around the Nyungwe Forest National Park has raised awareness of the necessity of natural resource protection, contributing to the conservation of the park’s resources and linking conservation with development and improvement of living conditions within the communities.

Kageno Founder, Dr. Frank Andolino, said “Maggie’s impact has been powerfully felt by the thousands of people, especially women and children, and ecosystems in the countries and communities where Kageno serves. Her support is key to the success of our mission to transform impoverished communities into places of hope and opportunity.”

This year Maggie’s passion and support will help raise funds for Kageno to build a new full-service maternity center, and an Eco-lodge, the construction of which will give jobs to ex-poachers and jobless locals, and bring tourism dollars into the community. The World Tourism Humanitarian Award at WTM London is being presented to Maggie Q, Good Will Ambassador for Kageno, in recognition of her humanitarian efforts by raising funds in support of Kageno, an organization that transforms impoverished communities, specifically in Kenya and Rwanda, by focusing on programs for clean water, health care, conservation and education. Maggie Q, stated that she was highly honored to get this recognition for her support of Kageno, “which has been a beautiful model in responsible tourism.”



Haiti's long and turbulent history is documented in this comprehensive reference volume, ideal for high school students, undergrads, and general readers.

This volume of the Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations series explores Haiti's bloodied past, beginning with Spanish, French, Dutch, and British attempts at colonization up until today's coups and political uprisings. The History of Haiti is the perfect addition to any high school, public, or undergraduate library.

"Quick and valuable reference material, such as a timeline of historical events and a synopsis of notable people in the country's history". Review of History of Haiti in Multicultural Education.

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