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Gibara Film Festival, off the beaten track in Cuba

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The Gibara Film Festival is off the beaten track in Cuba, in a small friendly town located at the end of a winding road heading northeast from Holguin. We have been intent on visiting this small town for several years after hearing about the popular annual film festival hosted...
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December in Havana

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December in Cuba, forget Rudolph and think movies and jazz. You might imagine a Cuban Christmas to be non-stop merriment and mojitos, yet the festive season here is a relatively recent phenomenon. From 1959-1997 it didn’t officially exist: the island’s Revolution was atheist.