Marie Michael Library

Title

Maestra (Teacher)

Length

33 min.

File No

855

Format

DVD

Description

In 1961, over 250,000 Cubans joined their country's National Literacy Campaign and taught 707,000 other Cubans to read and write. Almost half of these volunteer teachers were under 18, and more than half were women. This video explores the experiences of eight women who helped eradicate Cuban illiteracy within one year. This documentary includes one of the first Cubans of her generation to call herself a feminist and one of the first members of Cuba's LGBT community.

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