Maestras Voluntarias / Volunteer Teachers

Dir. Catherine Murphy
17 mins | Documentary | US/Cuba | 2022 

Ana Débora Mola and Flora Belkis Lescaille went into the mountains of eastern Cuba in April 1960 along with 1,500 other Volunteer Teachers.  Together they lay the groundwork for a massive National Literacy Campaign to take place the following year, transforming their country in deep and lasting ways.

 

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Produced by  Maestra Productions, the Martin Luther King Memorial Center, and La Rueda Films. Directed by Catherine Murphy. Edited by Daniel Diez, Jr. Produced by Lilian Lombera and Josue Garcia. Cinematography Iván Napoles. Direct sound Marcelo Suarez. Music by Maykel Elizarde, Enid Rosales, Silvio Rodriguez, Aldo López-Gavilán. Subtitles by Caridad Morales-Nussa and Johan Misler.

 

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Film Transcript: Maestras Voluntarias (English)

Biography of Ana Débora Mola (Español)

Biography of Flora Belkis Lescaille (Español)

Book: Maestra Voluntaria
Español | Por Daura Olema García

 

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