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Summary: From filmmaker Hubert Sauper comes an immersive and metaphorical portrait of post-colonial, 'utopian' Cuba. This Big Bang ended Spanish colonial dominance in the Americas and ushered in the era of the American Empire. At the same time, a powerful tool of conquest was born: cinema as propaganda. Sauper explores a century of interventionism and myth making together with the extraordinary people...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Summary: Revisit with the remaining original members of the Buena Vista Social Club and explore their contribution to the unknown history of Cuba.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC BUE

Summary: Triplets Angel, Cšar and Marcos, age 11, all want the same - a role in a major ballet production at Havana's celebrated Grand Theatre. Who will be chosen? Their teachers at Cuba's world -renowned National Ballet School say all three have the same emerging talent and there's every chance they will develop as great dancers. Hardly anyone can tell them apart. Their training is rigorous and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2014

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Ada, Alma Flor.

Summary: Told through the eyes of a child, this anthology of true autobiographical tales from Hispanic author and educator Alma Flor Ada presents inspiring reflections on a unique childhood spent on the island of Cuba.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 921 ADA

Anderson, Dale

Summary: Describes why many Cubans immigrated to the United States and how they adapted to their new environment.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Almanac Library 2007

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.047291 AND

Summary: Continental drift: explosive musical connections.

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: World Music Network 2001

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD LATIN ROU

Summary: In a tale akin to "Romeo and Juliet," the friendship between two children is threatened by their parents' differences. Malú is from an upper-class family and her single mother does not want her to play with Jorgito, as she thinks his background coarse and commonplace. Jorgito's mother is a poor socialist who is proud of her family's social standing, and places similar restrictions on her son....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Film Movement 2007

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF VIV

Ariosto, David

Summary: "An exploration of Cuba's Cold War mindset and a people in the throes of transition, with tales of run-ins with spies, secret backrooms, and empty grocery shelves. Fidel Castro is dead. Donald Trump is in the White House. And to most outsiders, the fate of Cuba has never been more uncertain. But those who look close enough realize the blueprints for the island's next revolution may be etched in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B ARIOSTO ARI

Anders, Gigi.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rayo 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 ANDERS, GIGI AND

Eire, Carlos M. N.

Summary: A survivor of the Cuban Revolution recounts his pre-war childhood as the religiously devout son of a judge, and describes the conflict's violent and irrevocable impact on his friends, family, and native home.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 972.91 EIR

Fabiny, Sarah

Summary: Describes the life of a man who has ruled Cuba since 1959, after leading a successful revolution overthrowing Batistas government and establishing a Communist regime in its place.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 CAS

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 CAS

Saborit

Contents: La invitacion de Tomasa : son montuno / Daniel Alarcon (5:30) -- Caminito de Guarena : guaracha / Villo Frometa (3:13) -- Que bueno suena la timba : son / Bartolo Hernandez (3:23) -- El Don Juan : son / Miguel Arias Napoles (3:47) -- Amargo dolor : cumbia / Cinesio Figueredo (5:18) -- La cocaleca : guaracha (3:16) -- El platanar de Bartolo : pilon / Electo Rossell Chepin (2:29) -- Dame tu amor...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tumi 2006

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD LATIN Sabor

Barroso, Abelardo.

Contents: En Guantánamo -- La hija de Juan Simón -- Tiene sabor -- El guajiro de cunagua -- Un brujo en guanabacoa -- El panquelero -- El huerfanito -- El manisero -- La mulata rumbera -- Yo ta cansá (Ña Teresa) -- Macorina -- Bruca maniguá -- La reina del guaguancó -- Triste lucha.

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: World Circuit 2014

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD LATIN BAR

Summary: A look at the life of Reinaldo Arenas, from childhood in Cuba to his death in New York City. His writings and homosexuality get him in trouble with Castro's Cuba and he spends two years in prison before leaving for the United States.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Line Home Entertainment 2001

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA BEF

Ojito, Mirta.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2005

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Calcines, Eduardo F.

Summary: When Eduardo Calcines was three years old, Communists took control of Cuba. Eleven years passed before Calcines and his family were finally able to leave the country. Now sixty-three, Calcines, a successful American businessman, recounts what it was like to grow up under Fidel Castro's rule.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House/Listening Library 2010

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 972.91 CALINES, EDUARDO CAL

Bardach, Ann Louise.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 972.91 BAR

Cooke, Julia.

Summary: "Over a period of five years, beginning when Fidel Castro stepped down from his presidency after almost a half-century of reign, journalist Julia Cooke embedded herself in Cuba, gaining access to a dynamic Havana--one that she found populated with twenty-five-year-old Marxist philosophy students, baby-faced anarchists, children of the whiskey-drinking elite, Santera̕ trainees, pregnant...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 972.9123 COO

Cleeton, Chanel

Summary: Beautiful. Daring. Deadly. The Cuban Revolution took everything from sugar heiress Beatriz Perez-her family, her people, her country. Recruited by the CIA to infiltrate Fidel Castro's inner circle and pulled into the dangerous world of espionage, Beatriz is consumed by her quest for revenge and her desire to reclaim the life she lost. As the Cold War swells like a hurricane over the shores of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC CLE

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CLE

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Cleeton 2019

Patterson, Zahra

Summary: "Taking as its starting point an ultimately failed attempt to translate a Sesotho short story into English, Chronology explores the spaces language occupies in relationships, colonial history, and the postcolonial present. It is a collage of images and documents, folding on words-that-follow-no-chronology, unveiling layers of meaning of queering love, friendship, death, and power. Traveling...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ugly Duckling Presse 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818 PAT

Summary: With an avant-garde sensibility and a stunning mix of the surreal and the naturalistic, Djibril Diop Mambťy paints a fractured portrait of the disenchantment of postindependence Senegal in the early 1970s in his feature debut.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD FOREIGN TOU

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Summary: Examines the development of cancer immunotherapies and lung cancer vaccines in Cuba, the history of biomedical research in the country, and efforts to collaborate with partners in the United States despite the embargo.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Public Broadcasting Service 2020

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV CUB

Bardach, Ann Louise.

Summary: An eye-opening account of the last chapter in the life of Fidel Castro: his near death, his enemies and their fifty-year failed battle to eliminate him, and the carefully planned succession and early reign of his brother Raul.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CASTRO, FIDEL BAR

Summary: "Five legendary sessions (originally released 1956-1964) featuring an all-star line-up including: Julio Gutiérrez, Niño Rivera, José Fajardo and Cachao. Reissued together in their entirely for the first time, encapsulating a panorama of Cuban music; from mambo to Afro-Cuban rumba, big band son montuno, cha-cha-cha and more." Package label.

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD LATIN COM

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