[Freedom archives news] Cointelpro 101 on Cuban TV

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Tue Dec 13 13:49:27 EST 2011

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The Freedom Archives film - Cointelpro 101 has 
just been shown twice, as part of the Festival

Internacional de Nueve Cine Latinoamericano. This 
33rd annual festival features all kinds of films 
from Cuba, the rest of Latin America, as well as 
some from Europe, Canada and the US.

Additionally, Cointelpro 101 was broadcast 
earlier this year on Cuban TV on the most popular 
political program – Mesa Redonda. While in Havana 
we were interviewed for an updated introduction 
to the film to be aired with Cointelpro 101 again in its entirety.

We were honored to be on Cuban TV and to be a 
part of the film festival, and to express our 
solidarity with Cuba and particularly with the 
case of the Cuban 5, who are referred to in our film.

Both festival showings took place in the Cine 
Infanta, a theater that has recently been 
renovated. The first showing was on December 4th, 
where we noted the anniversary of the 
assassination of Panther leaders Fred Hampton and 
Mark Clark - also an important part of our film.

The packed audience included a number of Cuban 
and North American students, some from the 
program to educate students of color who receive 
subsidized education in medical school in Havana, 
as well as members of the International Committee to Support the Cuban 5.

The audience also included other filmmakers and 
Cubans who had heard about the film or were 
curious about its content. The film was very well 
received as was evident in a discussion period 
which followed with me and two of the film 
participants, Kathleen Cleaver and Laura 
Whitehorn. We emphasized the ongoing nature of 
counter-intelligence and counter-insurgency 
inside the US and worldwide as well as the need 
to free the numerous political prisoners in the US.

After both showings, smaller discussions 
continued outside the theater. All in all, we are 
very gratified by the reception of the film and 
are of course excited to be here in Havana and part of the festival.

Thanks for supporting our work!


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