Cuba Friendship film

Cuban Cinema in Brisbane
A TRANSLATOR (Un Traductor) Monday 26 November 2018
Join with members at the Palace Cinema this Monday 26th November to see ‘The Translator’, a Cuban movie screening as part of the Cine Latino Film Festival 2018.Palace James St
39 James St, Fortitude Valley QLD5.30 p.m. for drinks 6.15 p.m. movie starts

In the wake of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Malin (played by popular Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro, Westworld, Love, Actually), a Russian literature professor at The University of Havana, is sent to translate between Cuban doctors and children sent from the USSR for medical treatment.Torn from the abstract world of academia and forced into the relentlessly real world of medicine, Malin becomes increasingly depressed. When he meets a child who tells him a story, Malin connects with the kids and finds his way through. Just as he adapts to his new job, the Berlin Wall falls and Cuba enters the deepest economic crisis the island has ever known.But Malin is now so entrenched in the lives of the Chernobyl Children that he doesn’t notice his own family suffering. He must find his way back to his wife and child through the lessons he learns at the hospital – and become a better person on the way.
Grand Jury Prize – World Cinema Dramatic, Sundance Film Festival 2018

Buy Tickets at the Film Festival website
End-of-Year Celebration!
Farewell to our Brigadistas!
Australia-Cuba Friendship Society (Brisbane)
End-of-Year Celebration / Farewell to our Brigadistas
Tuesday 11 December  6.30 pmQCU Level 2 16 Peel Street South BrisbaneMembers and supporters are cordially invited to celebrate another great year for the Australia-Cuba Friendship Society and wish our brigadistas farewell.
Performance by the Spanish-Speaking Women’s VoicesBring a Plate
Drinks available

Lachlan Hurse, President, ACFS (Brisbane)
Order you 2019 Cuba Calendar now!
To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, ACFS (Brisbane) members have created a special limited-edition calendar, using a selection of their wonderful photos taken in Cuba.Funds raised will support our project in Cuba the Dream Circle, raising money for a children’s theatre group in Holguín. Click HERE to email through your details and the number of copies you would like.The Calendar is A4, gloss with one month to a page. Price is $12 + $3 Postage and packaging.But be quick they are selling fast! We’re into our second print run already!!

One thought on “Cuba Friendship film

  1. This was a harrowing and great film with a strange but beautiful twist in the credits at the end.

    It tells the story of Chernoble through the eyes of the children affected. 25,000 children were sent to Cuba for medical treatment, presumably because Cuba has one of the best public health systems in the world. A Cuban translator tries to make the lives of the Russian kids more meaningful through language, stories and games.

    To think that our own Prime Minister Bob Hawke said that Australia’s uranium would have the safest possible control that it could never be invilved in a nuclear catastrophe like this.

    Leave Uranium in the ground!

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