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Cuba Newsreels: Queue of Asylum-Seekers, 1980

Cuba Newsreels: Queue of Asylum-Seekers, 1980

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Cuba Newsreels: Queue of Asylum-Seekers, 1980

In 1959, Fidel Castro created the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Culture (Spanish acronym: I.C.A.I.C.), the agency in charge of film production and distribution. The institute owned and controlled cinemas, oversaw all Cuban film productions and monitored imported films. View an excerpt from an I.C.A.I.C. newsreel on the queue of asylum-seekers in 1980.
Clip Length 02:27 Premiere: 1.30.05

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