LAC Film Series Preview: Hijos de Cuba

LAC Film Series Preview: Hijos de Cuba

Monday, 9 June 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Venue: 
Latin American Centre Seminar Room
Speaker(s): 
Mette Berg

The film Sons of Cuba follows three young hopefuls at the Havana Boxing Academy as they prepare to compete in the national under-12s championships. The school is responsible for much of Cuba's Olympic success in the ring and boxing proves to be a compelling lens through which to gain a revealing insight into the issues that dominate Cuban society, identity, power and politics.

The film will be presented by Mette Berg,  lecturer in the anthropology of migration, who has done extensive fieldwork on Cuba and the Cuban diaspora.