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    The Documentary “Worm” Goes Undercover on the Island

    The Documentary “Worm” Goes Undercover on the Island / Manuel Guerra Perez
    Posted on March 14, 2014

    In digital format and DVD media, it is alarming part of the population
    that says it is unaware of the siege of the dissidents.

    HAVANA, Cuba – The documentary “Gusano” (Worm), produced by Estado de
    Sats, is being shared hand-to-hand on DVD and digitally and has
    generated many reactions among people who are not dissidents – at least
    openly – in the capital.

    The documentary is about the acts of repudiation in Cuba and mainly what
    happened last December 10-11 outside the Estado de Sats (State of Sats)
    site, where an event was being held: the First International Meeting on
    the United Nations Human Rights Covenants. The video has been shared
    with dissimilar people across the capital regardless of their political

    The audiovisual shows how the residence of Antonio Rodiles, director of
    the independent project, is besieged in an act of repudiation organized
    by the government, where the Ministry of Education (children and
    adolescents) participates, along with the Ministry of Culture, the Young
    Communist Union, the National Revolutionary Police and agents from the
    Department of State Security, all with the aim of neutralizing the
    event. In the film we see Rodiles being beaten and the arrests of other
    participants in the independent meeting held by the Cuban dissidence.

    “The documentary has been taken to the streets to denounce the
    government, and show abuses and violations of international rules
    committed, like using children for repressive acts,” said Ailer
    Gonzales, Rodiles’s wife and one of the organizers. In the street,
    Cubanet collected some opinions:

    “I didn’t know that this happened in this country, I still don’t
    understand it,” said Erick Chirino, 24.

    “The repression used to block this activity is typical of a
    dictatorship,” said Yordanis Barceló Silva, 36.

    State of Sats is an independent project where artists and dissident
    thinkers come together on the island, and has been repeatedly besieged
    by the State Security (the political police). The headquarters is
    located in the town of Playa in the Cuban capital.

    Cubanet, 4 March 2014, Manuel Guerra Pérez

    Source: The Documentary “Worm” Goes Undercover on the Island / Manuel
    Guerra Perez | Translating Cuba –

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