Thanks for relating your experience of watching this doc. This was a touching documentary and it wasn’t one of those sappy sentimental docs but rather was real. It is really tripped out how the Palestinians have become the vernacular for the displaced and oppressed where as in the past the Bible story of Israel and the Jews were known as such.
Fascinating MT! I had not thought about the similarities between us Cubanos and the Palestinians. This is a great find. I cannot, for instance, visit my now distant relatives down in Matanzas in Cuba. We used to have a huge extended family even though mi abuelo is a 3rd gen. Americano, the go-between between Cuba and Florida used to be just that open.
The only time I’ve stood on Cuban soil is in a park in Ybor City, Tampa, Florida that is owned by Cuba, the Jose Marti Park. I slipped in through the bars. Well, see it here.
Viva Cuba Libre!
Oh, the tears are flowing now with seeing his Mami! I may only be 1/4 but I was raised with my Cuban/Spanish relatives. Oh, getting to perform for his family! “Hey Jude”!! I’m so happy you found this and shared.
Bless you and peace to you, MT. I’m going to show this to my Mom when she gets up.
Dear Lex! Yes, the similarities are fascinating! I didn’t know you were part Cubana! Wow, maybe you can visit them via Mexico if you know what I mean.
That video is nice, I didn’t know about that park or Jose Marti. I can’t believe you slipped through the bars. LOL.
This was a very moving documentary, and it highlighted a few things that were interesting. The creativeness of the Cuban people, transforming trash into treasure or a means of support and just the improvisation that Luisito was doing. The connection with Palestine was interesting, the distant the other and as the eloquent Cubano said the similarity of being displaced and dominated by another.
Mami’s around the world share something, and the love of this one was clear and moving.
They are fascinating! I had NEVER thought about that at all, never. Not the Palestinians. Might never have occurred to me either, which is why I was so glad to see that. Yes, I’m 1/4 Spanish/Cuban–they’re from Northern Spain and VERY light skinned, blue eyed, etc.–but don’t look like that side of la familia.
I HAD to slip through the bars, someone had thrown trash in!! I cleaned it out;) Jose Marti was a poet and a hero in the fight for independence from Espana.
Thank you again for posting this! Drop me a line, we can share more. Or cross-post this one! Por favor!