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Esta Es Tu Cuba

Friday, June 28, 2019 at 7pm at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center–555 Middlefield Road, Atherton, CA.
Part of our Short Films Program

Screening followed by a Q&A conversation with director, Brian Robau; Moderated by Craig Detweiler, co-founder of Windrider Institute.

Esta es tu Cuba is a short film inspired by the real life stories of the families involved in Operation Pedro Pan, the mass exodus of over 14,000 unaccompanied minors from Cuba to Miami. Esta es tu Cuba takes place in 1960’s Cuba. Castro has just come into power, and the country is beginning to change. Communism is beginning to take hold and divide the community. The film follows a boy, Anton, and his family during this time, as they grapple with the changes in their beloved Cuba, seek a better future, and are forced to make some painful decisions.

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  • Winner of the 2018 Student Academy Award (Bronze) in the Domestic Dramatic Category
  • Winner of the 2018 Caucus Gold Circle Award 1st Place
  • Winner of the 2019 HBO Ibero-American Award
  • Winner of the 2019 Student Emmy (College Television Award) – Best Drama
  • Winner 2019 Windrider @ Sundance – Best Student Film

Press Coverage for Esta Es Tu Cuba

Miami New Times
Review by Carolina Del Busto

“Miami Film Festival Winner Maylen Calienes Is Bringing Latino Equality to Hollywood”

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