I so love celebrating Cuban (!) Hispanic Heritage Month with you guys because...
- Our stories need to be told.
- Cubans are amazing people.
Speaking of great "Cuando sali de Cuba" stories, I know many of you have already seen the documentary, Cubamerican. If you haven't yet, you will be amazed at how beautifully and poignantly it depicts the struggles and triumphs of Cubans who were exiled here and eventually made America their home. Get a copy! STAT!
Here's a list of the highly accomplished Cubans who were interviewed for the film.
- Carlos Eire
- Lorena Feijóo
- Pedro José Greer, Jr.
- Mirta Ojito
- Andy Garcia (be still my foolish heart)
- Gonzalo Rubalcaba
- Pedro A. Sanchez
- Achy Obejas
- Orlando Diaz-Azcuy
- Felix S. Sabates, Jr.
- Alvaro de Molina
- Tony Pérez
- Gustavo Pérez-Firmat (friend and lover of the MBFCF cookbook)
- José Orlando Padron
- Steven Bauer
- Raoul G. Cantero III
- Roberto González Echevarría
- Eduardo J. Padrón
- Jorge Pardo
- Lorna Feijóo
- Francisco "Pipin" Ferreras
The fabulous news is that this gorgeous film is now available on DVD.
The 2nd piece of fabulous news is that I have a couple of copies to give away today, plus a promotion you will totally be excited about.
The 3rd piece of fabulous news is that I received the very first copy of the DVD as a gift from Director, Jose Enrique Pardo and Producer, Daniel Bellas. Okay, that's not truly fabulous news, it just makes me feel sooo accidentally cool. (But that's not important right now.)
First of all, I'm giving away, not one, but two (2) copies of the Cubamerican DVD.
To enter this drawing for a chance to win a DVD of the documentary, Cubamerican, please leave a comment on this post and tell me:
- When did you arrive here in the U.S.
- Where was your first stop?
My answer: February 14, 1961. Miami, Florida.
Please leave your comment on this post and I'll choose TWO winners on Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 11 am PST.
The 2nd piece of fabulous news is for those of you who just don't want to wait (I know how you guys get), the generous folks at Cubamerican have a BOGO* offer for the first ten buyers. (*Buy One. Get One.)
The first 10 people to buy a Cubamerican DVD and put MBFCF after their name, will win an additional DVD. Here's the link: Cubamerican DVD.
Also, I think every Cuban should own and share this film. It tells our stories so beautifully. A very important reminder: Don't forget the tissues!