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Silvio Rodriguez: My First Calling

25 mins | Documentary | US/Cuba | 2020

The little-known story of Cuban songwriter Silvio Rodriguez, speaking in first person about the life-defining experience he had at 14-years-old when he signed up to join the youth brigades of the 1961 Literacy Campaign and taught a campesino family how to read and write.

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Produced by The Literacy Project, Martin Luther King Memorial Center and La Rueda Films

Directed by Catherine Murphy
Producers: Josue Garcia, Ana Laura Pereira, Angel Piedra
Cinematographer: Roberto Chile
Direct Sound: Salvador Combarro
Editor: Daniel Diez Jr.
Music: Silvio Rodriguez, Aldo Lopez-Gavilán


Educator Resources and Study Guide

Bibliography / Bibliografía

Silvio Rodríguez y El Movimiento de La Nueva Trova Cubana
Español | Por Micaela Ovelar Márquez

Discography / Discografía

Discography Silvio Rodríguez
English | By Micaela Ovelar Márquez

Silvio Rodríguez Discografía
Español | Por Johan Misler y Lauren Pardo

All Educator Resources and Study Guides