Cubamerican the Movie on DVD - Winners

I know that all of us Cubans who left our homeland because of the communist revolution have a story. Many of the stories sound pretty much the same, but of course, the details are slightly different and oh-so-very personal.

As I read over your comments on the last post, I could almost tangibly feel the pain and loss of each individual. 

It doesn't escape my notice that every single one of you remembers the exact date of your departure from Cuba. Some wounds never quite completely heal. 

Here are the stories I've collected so far: Cuando Sali de Cuba - stories of courage and hope. 

Cuando sali de Cuba

However, the gift of the film Cubamerican is that the stories that are told are of both loss and triumph. Having arrived here not knowing the customs or the language, we Cubans managed not just to survive, but to thrive. All the stories are fascinating and beautiful and resound with gratitude to this amazing nation that opened its arms to us exiles. It's a beautiful thing.


I have chosen 2 winners for the newly released DVD, Cubamerican. Here's how I choose: 

  1. I take the number of entries and plug that number into the True Random Number Generator at
  2. I count the entries until I reach the number that appears.
  3. I take a screen shot of the winner's answer and post it here.

The winners of the Cubamerican DVDs are:

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Please send me an email with HEY, MARTA! I WON STUFF ON YOUR BLOG! in the subject line. Include your mailing address and we will ship the DVD to you ASAP.

Thanks to all of you who entered this giveaway for sharing your stories with me. I will be doing another in the coming days.

If you haven't already purchased one, I still think you need to own a copy of this fabulous documentary. Here's the link: Cubamerican DVD

I'm extremely grateful to the generous folks at Cubamerican for making all of this possible.

Cubamerican the Movie on DVD - Giveaway

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!