In the first half of the 20th century, Cuba was a tropical playground for Americans. But the island nation was off-limits to American tourists for three decades from after the Cuban Revolution led by Fidel Castro until the early 1990s when Americans began to travel to Cuba on "People-to-People" cultural exchange tours.
"Cuba, Libre?” a feature-length documentary by travel writer Dick Jordan about travel by Americans to Cuba, includes historic film footage of Cuba in the early to mid-20th century, the revolution led by Fidel Castro and the break in diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States, film and photos from more recent times, and interviews of five travel writers who have visited Cuba during the last twenty years.
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The first episode of this show is a three-minute seventeen-second long trailer for the full documentary, and its length makes it ideal for inserting into the beginning or end of a half-hour time slot that is not completely filled by another show.
The full documentary (approximate 56 minute run time) first aired on PEG station MarinTV in January 2016 and again about one year later. The film had several public screenings in the San Francisco Bay Area, including at one film festival. It won an Honorable Mention from SaMo Indie Fest film festival held in Santa Monica, California in November, 2016.
Dick Jordan, lived in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a producer at the Community Media Center of Marin in San Rafael, California. He now resides in Eugene, Oregon.
He publishes Tales Told From The Road, “The Eclectic Online Travel Magazine For Independent Thinkers & Travelers" (www.talestoldfromtheroad.com).
His travel stories and photographs have appeared in the Contra Costa Times, Dallas Morning News, Los Angeles Times, Marin I-J, Oakland Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, and San Jose Mercury News.
He is a Founding Member of the Professional Travel Bloggers Association, and belongs to the North American Travel Journalists Association.
Type of Show: Specials
Target Viewing Market: National (US)
State of Production and/or Target State or Province: California
Frequency of Episodes: Intermittent
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