Sunday, July 18, 2010

Oscar's Cuba update on Dr. Biscet's potential release and Oscar's Cuba screenings in Europe

The Cuban government releases & exiles prisoners of conscience

The Catholic Church and the Spanish government have secured the release of some of Cuba's prisoners of conscience (a term defined by Amnesty International as individuals in prison for their beliefs). Unfortunately, one condition of their release is that they will not be able to remain in Cuba. Normando Hernandez, a journalist who had been in prison since March of 2003 and featured in Oscar's Cuba, was one of the prisoners released this week.

Dr. Oscar Biscet is one of a small group of courageous prisoners of conscience who has declared that they will not agree to be released if forced exile is a condition. Dr. Biscet has consistently stated that forced exile is not a just end to years of unjust imprisonment. As we continue to spread their message, we commend Dr. Biscet and the other prisoners of conscience who remain in prison for their courage and fortitude.

We are happy to hear of the release of Normando, who had been in very bad health for years, and send warm greeting to his wife, daughter and mother, Blanca.

Check out the story on

Article on the Catholic Church's renewed influence in Cuba, (including interview with Oscar's Cuba filmmaker, Jordan Allott)


Successful screening of Oscar's Cuba in Madrid

More than150 attendees came out for the Oscar's Cuba screening in Madrid, Spain, on June 15th. Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado, Former Cuban prisoner of conscience and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Armando Valladares and Alcobendas, Spain Mayor Ignacio García de Vinuesa presided over the event, which was organized by the Asociacion Para La Paz Continental.


Oscar's Cuba screens in Paris

Acclaimed Cuban dissident author Zoe Valdes hosts a screening of Oscar's Cuba in Paris on

June 18th, 2010 at La Maison de l'Amérique Latine.

Interview for Paris based blog La Reina de la Noche (Isis Wirth) - In Spanish

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Jordan Allott

Executive Producer - Oscar's Cuba



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