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Cuba-US Policy Documentaries Screening with Liz Olivia Fernández

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Cuba-US Policy Documentaries Screening with Liz Olivia Fernández

Thursday, November 9, 2023
4:30pm PT

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Room 307, Building 200 (Lane History Corner)
450 Jane Stanford Way Bldg 200, Stanford, CA 94305
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The Stanford Center for Latin American Studies, the Cuba Observatory, and the Caribbean Studies Reading Group invite you to a screening of two documentaries by Liz Oliva Fernández with Belly of the Beast. This event is open to the public, but please RSVP here for estimated attendance:

Date and Location

Thursday, November 9 at 4:30pm Pacific Time

History 307, Building 200, Lane History Corner. Light refreshments will be served.

About the Director

The documentary’s presenter, Liz Oliva Fernández, is a Cuban journalist, feminist and anti-racist activist who received the prestigious Gracie Award in 2021 alongside a host of celebrities, including Kerry Washington and Lena Waithe. In 2021 she was also a co-winner of a One World Media Award, besting BBC and Al Jazeera, as well as a Telly Award for her groundbreaking work presenting, reporting and producing The War on Cuba docuseries. Liz's courageous and hard-hitting investigative journalism reveals the devastating impact of U.S. sanctions on the Cuban people, offering a rarely-seen nuanced perspective on Cuba and U.S.-Cuba relations.

About the Documentary

Filmed this year in New Jersey and Washington D.C., Cuba, these documentaries expose the economic and political interests driving U.S. policy toward Cuba under the Biden administration, which has mainly kept intact Trump’s “maximum pressure” sanctions on Cuba, fueling an unprecedented wave of migration from the island.

The documentaries feature exclusive interviews with Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), former Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez, and former Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ), in addition to other elected officials, diplomats, policy experts and Cuban-American business leaders.

Screenings will provide an opportunity for audiences to learn more about the forces shaping the United States’ ongoing economic war against Cuba, as well as to engage in dialogue with Liz about her experience reporting in both the U.S. and Cuba. For more information about Belly of the Beast, see their website:

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