Huber Matos-The struggle continues, long live a free Cuba 3/13/2014

Huber Matos

Huber Matos

Huber Matos (26 November 1918 – 27 February 2014) was a Cuban dissident activist and writer. Previously, he had been a revolutionary who assisted Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and other members of the 26th of July Movement (M-26-7) in successfully overthrowing the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista as part of the Cuban Revolution. Matos had opposed Batista since the general’s effective coup in 1952, which he regarded as unconstitutional, but became increasingly critical of the movement’s shift towards Marxist principles, and closening ties with leaders of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC). Convicted of “treason and sedition” by the new Castro regime, he would spend 20 years in prison (1959–1979) before being released in 1979.

Celebrating Life in Union, narrated by Andy Garcia is a one-hour documentary about a group of cuban former political prisoners who fought with Fidel Castro, and later after Huber Matos, the third high ranking officer of the Fidel Castro revolution resigned, these men fought against Fidel Castro and were jailed, abuse and tortured. 

Producer of Celebrating Life in Union, Gladys Bensimon shares the similarities of what occured in Cuba 1959 and the atrocieties the Venezuelan people are undergoing right now.



JOSE LUIS MARTINEZ-FOUNDATION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN CUBA 10/10/2013

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Jose Luis Martinez Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba

My Guest Co Host: Ms. Monica Rosales, Director of DocMiami.org

Jose Luis Martinez began his career in the Miami talent industry as a booking agent. In Los Angeles, he worked on a motion picture production desk at International Creative Management (ICM), where he had the opportunity to support several Academy Award winning clients. Upon returning to Miami, Jose Luis Martinez worked with the Miami International Film Festival to help plan and execute its 25th edition; an eleven-day event that featured world premieres and A-list stars.

Mr. Martinez was previously the Creative Director of the Miami World Cinema Center, where he has served as a producer on several independent feature films, many of which have premiered at film festivals such as MIFF, Marbella, and South by Southwest. Mr. Martinez is currently working with the Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba on an ambitious digital media project to bring greater internet connectivity and human rights awareness to the Island.

Jose Luis graduated from the University of Miami’s School of Communication majoring in Motion Pictures and Theater Arts.

To Contact JOSE LUIS MARTINEZ

 

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  Music on the show by Sugar Cane Rush

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If you are in the Boca Raton area, please check out the 2013 Hollween  show every night starting at 7pm September 28 till October 31  with all donations going to Make A Wish foundation.

 

CELEBRATING LIFE IN UNION with GLADYS BENSIMON 1/15/2013

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Celebrating life in Union with Gladys Bensimon

Guest Co Host: Monica Rosales of DocMiamo.org

Celebrating Life in Union is a story of human resilience, community, and brotherhood of a group of former Cuban political prisoners. Narrated by Andy Garcia and Writer/Producer/Director Gladys Bensimon.

Gladys Bensimon is an award-winning producer/director, and the President of HBR Production Company, a multilingual film and digital production company located in New Jersey.

Ms. Bensimon has worked in a wide range of genres including commercials, features, animated shorts, short narrative films and documentaries. Bensimon has won several awards for her bold animated short films and documentaries that she has written and directed. Her most recent achievement has been in the documentary category with political production Crossing Our Borders/Cruzando Nuestras Fronteras, narrated by Hollywood Actress Maria Conchita Alonso. The documentary received at multiple film festivals and won the award for Best Documentary at the Hoboken International Film Festival. The film has been featured on several top-tier media such as CNN, Univision, Noticias 24, Voz de Cuba, Dennis Miller Show, Fox News, EBTV, USA Today and more.

In addition to her 20+ years of producing and directing, Gladys Bensimon is also a published author. Her first published book, Paha Sapa: Black Hills that she wrote with Novelist Sheila Martin Berry into a book geared to a young audience. Paha Sapa: Black Hills has been translated to many languages and is now available at Barnes and Noble.com, Amazon.com, Borders.com, and more outlets. Her second book will be soon published as part of a series for young readers.

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