Rethinking Cuban Civil Society: Something Deeper than the Truth

November 12
6pm Snacks/Discussion & 7pm Movie : Vogue Theatre in Manistee
Discussion following the film, led by WSCC Prof. Matt Sanderson


Through interviews with Cuban writers, journalists, bloggers, academics, and musicians, Rethinking Cuban Civil Society examines possibilities in modern day Cuba for forms of citizen engagement and participation that can flourish outside the confines of the communist state. These include for-profit business, unrestricted internet use, freedom of the press, and the celebration of religious, political, and sexual diversity. The film thus helps us reimagine what an engaged Cuban citizenry can look like in the 21st century following the resignation of Fidel Castro and the loosening of the Cuban government’s restrictions on its people.