In November I had the distinct honor of viewing a wonderful film that had already won multiple awards including a Studet Academy Award. The title is Esta Es Tu Cuba and it’s the very personal story of Director Brian Robau’s father, who left Cuba as a Pedro Pan.
That tragic and yet hopeful part of our history brought 14,408 unaccompanied Cuban minor children (my brother was one of them) who were sent out of Cuba in the early 60’s as communism robbed us of our freedoms and of our beautiful island home.
Parents, desperate to save their children from the coming storm sent them out of the island and placed them with generous orphanages and families in the U.S.
The fear and the trauma and the heartbreak of that terrible time has been masterfully documented in the brilliant film, Esta Es Tu Cuba. I was honored to attend the screening of this excellent film a few months ago with my favorite Cuban Heritage LA cubiches. I’m so very proud to be a part of this tribe.
Kudos to Director, Brian Robau and Executive Producer Maylen Calienes.
Thank you for sharing your award winning talents with all of us and for telling this tragic story of our history so beautifully.
Also in the audience that night with us was fellow freedom fighter, Maria Conchita Alonso, who works tirelessly for human rights both in Cuba and in her beloved Venezuela.
My daughter Amy and I were thrilled to have been a part of this event. By the end of the night, we all felt so tender and the tears were flowing freely.
Ay, mi Cuba.
Please see the film for yourself and tell me your thoughts. Here’s the link:
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