The word Guantánamo was popularized world-wide in 2002 when the U.S, Government opened a detention camp at the military base to detain more than 1,000 suspected terrorists there. Few know that the territory is a piece of land that belongs to Cuba, but has been illegally occupied since 1903 and remains a present impediment from achieving the normalization of relations between the two countries.
Join the DC premiere viewing and discussion of the new documentary All Guantánamo is Ours, directed by Colombian journalist and writer, Hernando Calvo Ospina. This short audiovisual shows the feelings of the Cuban people, especially the people of Guantanamo, in relation to the occupied territory.
The viewing will be followed by a fun popular education exercise and lively discussion with a panel of experts (TBA) on: the state of prisoners detained on the base, U.S.-Cuba relations, and the prospects of returning the territory to Cuba, and what it will take to make that happen.
This is event is free and open to the public, but a $10.00 suggested donation is requested to defray costs. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Only cash donations will be accepted at the door.
Co-sponsors: Instutute for Policy Studies, International Committee for Peace Justice & DIgnity, DC National Lawyers Guild, CodePink, National Network on Cuba, Bill of Rights Defense Committee, Latin America Working Group, DC-Metro Coalition In Solidarity with The Cuban Revolution, Parallel Film Collective, WPFW 89.3 FM